Electrical Panel Boxes


#1

I would appreciate any help anyone can provide regarding the purchase of a new Electrical Panel Box for my house. The current one is old and overheats (bad connection?). I’m hoping a new one will give me better sound. I currently have 2 dedicated lines of 20 amp size for my stereo (one for the front end & one for the amp.). Any help would be greatly appreciated.


#2

I have 8 dedicated lines (#10 wire) and think they are the best bang for the buck in my system but even so, personally, I’d find a good electrician and use what he recommends for your area… There are some people who recommend particular circuit breakers for audio, but I’d rather optimize safety at the breaker panel and optimize audio down stream.

Still there are companies that build panels that they advertise as designed for audio, e.g. Equi-Tech’s http://equitech.com/products/wall/wall.html


#3

Wow, you are fast to reply… I’m impressed. Your advice makes good sense. I will follow it.

P.S. You seem like a cool guy (not just smart). 8 dedicated lines! I envy you - must be quite a system.


#4
Ted Smith said I have 8 dedicated lines (#10 wire) and think they are the best bang for the buck in my system but even so, personally, I'd find a good electrician and use what he recommends for your area... There are some people who recommend particular circuit breakers for audio, but I'd rather optimize safety at the breaker panel and optimize audio down stream.

Still there are companies that build panels that they advertise as designed for audio, e.g. Equi-Tech’s http://equitech.com/products/wall/wall.html

Thank you for that link, I've since acquired a 10 year old ET2R and it has been a miracle. It's unbelievable how good my system sounds now. And the best part is that it now sounds good ALL THE TIME.

In fact, it’s so good I’ve also acquired a used 3RQ that is incoming, this will be on a dedicated 240v that I have laying idle for sometime, it’ll be interesting how it compares with the non-dedicated 120v unit.

You might find this interesting

http://www.surgex.com/pdf/PowerGround.pdf


#5

Coli very nice article. Thanks

Al


#6

A very impressive article.