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post #2821 of 4874

Bravo! Now you may plan for an MRA. :)

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Did you need a forklift to get it off the carpet?


I think he just set it down and moved the rest of his room around it.

post #2823 of 4874

Did the city's power grid sagged when you plugged that beast?

post #2824 of 4874
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Did the city's power grid sagged when you plugged that beast?

 

The power company probably insisted he buy a separate transformer for it from them to prevent neighborhood brownouts.

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Any word on Pathos amps?

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Any word on Pathos amps?

They tend to be just stunningly gorgeous... I have no actual usable feedback for you on this, but those suckers are beautiful enough that I felt it was worth pointing out. tongue.gif
post #2827 of 4874

Haha you guys are such jokers!

 

I wish I had a dedicated 20A line for this thing though...

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Haha you guys are such jokers!

 

I wish I had a dedicated 20A line for this thing though...

Tripping the mains fuse when switching it on while the waffle-maker is running, are we? ;)

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Haha you guys are such jokers!

I wish I had a dedicated 20A line for this thing though...

It reminds me...

I recall my Bryston Monos were tripping my GFCI circuits when I first got them. Just turning on one amp would trip the GFCI. I had an electrician install 3 dedicated 20 amp circuits with PS Audio outlets for each of the amps.

I assume the newer amps have a softer startup.

I am wondering if I am going to need him back to install another couple of circuits. I moving one of the Bryston stereo amps into my HE-6 setup. I think the initial turn-on triggered the GFCI protection.

All of our bedrooms and bathrooms have GFCI outlets. My media room is a converted bonus room. The electrician at that time said he could install the 20 amp circuits without the GFCI protection because my bonus room did not have a closet so it was not classified as a bedroom. FYI, my media is above the garage and main breaker panel so it was a pretty easy job.

I will know soon enough. I am just waiting on a speaker cable adapter from BTG.
post #2830 of 4874
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Originally Posted by Kimakaze View Post


It reminds me...

I recall my Bryston Monos were tripping my GFCI circuits when I first got them. Just turning on one amp would trip the GFCI. I had an electrician install 3 dedicated 20 amp circuits with PS Audio outlets for each of the amps.

I assume the newer amps have a softer startup.

I am wondering if I am going to need him back to install another couple of circuits. I moving one of the Bryston stereo amps into my HE-6 setup. I think the initial turn-on triggered the GFCI protection.

All of our bedrooms and bathrooms have GFCI outlets. My media room is a converted bonus room. The electrician at that time said he could install the 20 amp circuits without the GFCI protection because my bonus room did not have a closet so it was not classified as a bedroom. FYI, my media is above the garage and main breaker panel so it was a pretty easy job.

I will know soon enough. I am just waiting on a speaker cable adapter from BTG.

 

I'm not tripping anything but I noticed my room has very dirty power. My PC PSU would buzz, the monitor would croak, and now the amp would buzz off a channel. This 15A line is feeding all my PC, audio gear, 3 rooms, plus the hallway. This house was so horribly made.

 

This room is right above the breaker panel too, but the breaker panel is out the outside. I wonder how much harder that would make it. How much did it cost to get a dedicated line?

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I'm not tripping anything but I noticed my room has very dirty power. My PC PSU would buzz, the monitor would croak, and now the amp would buzz off a channel. This 15A line is feeding all my PC, audio gear, 3 rooms, plus the hallway. This house was so horribly made.

This room is right above the breaker panel too, but the breaker panel is out the outside. I wonder how much harder that would make it. How much did it cost to get a dedicated line?

All 3 circuits were on the same wall as the panel. I think I paid about $650 about 6-7 years ago. This included a call out fee which I think was $100 or $150. He left me with 3 holes to patch in the garage though.
post #2832 of 4874
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All 3 circuits were on the same wall as the panel. I think I paid about $650 about 6-7 years ago. This included a call out fee which I think was $100 or $150. He left me with 3 holes to patch in the garage though.


Hmmm that is not too bad. And this can be done for non-bedrooms? This room is technically a bedroom, but it only has my gear in here...

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Hmmm that is not too bad. And this can be done for non-bedrooms? This room is technically a bedroom, but it only has my gear in here...

I have a friend who is a home theater installer. I'll ask him about the going rate as well as the GFCI requirements/restrictions.
post #2834 of 4874

All this effort just to be able to drive a HP properly. We HE 6 owners are HARDCORE :biggrin::beerchug:

post #2835 of 4874
Attention to details is a good thing. tongue.gif
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