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Shameless plug - just put my Woo WA5 maxed up for sale - sonic bliss is clicks away. :D  All his friends are along for the ride as well. 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/721043/woo-audio-wa5-maxed#post_10592459

Thx!!

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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...
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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.

The typical hourly rate is $85. Time wise would be dependent upon where the outlets need to be placed. I would guess a minimum of two hours.

He said the GFCIs are only needed in bathrooms and kitchens. He thinks my amps were just tripping the breakers. He did said that current electrical codes will probably require arc protection at the breaker panel.
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The typical hourly rate is $85. Time wise would be dependent upon where the outlets need to be placed. I would guess a minimum of two hours.

He said the GFCIs are only needed in bathrooms and kitchens. He thinks my amps were just tripping the breakers. He did said that current electrical codes will probably require arc protection at the breaker panel.

Thanks for finding me another thing to spend my money on... :angry_face:

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I just tried to power on my amp on a standard outlet. It immediately flipped the circuit breaker. After doing some research, I found that all of our upstairs rooms have AFCI (arc fault circuit interrupters) circuit breakers installed.

According to Wikipedia, as of 2008, all 15 and 20 amp residential circuits require combination-type AFCIs except laundries, bathrooms, garages and unfinished basements.

None of our downstairs have these in the circuit breaker except my office (converted bedroom).

Bryston also confirmed that the amp can not be used on a AFCI protected outlet.

I guess I will be getting an estimate to add some 20 amp outlets. It would be nice to get a dedicated outlet for my projector while I am at it.

The HE-6s are quickly spinning out of control. I hope the ride is worth it.
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Thanks for finding me another thing to spend my money on... :angry_face:

as long as you are spending money, here is a good place for the bulk wire  (what i used) http://www.vhaudio.com/wire.html#bulkacwire.

 

10-2 Cryogenically Treated Romex (10 AWG) is fantastic for dedicated lines and is UL approved for in-wall AC power use. Deep Cryogenic treatment. by American Cryogenics, using a proprietary process developed in conjunction with VH Audio. 

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I used to own pair of mono Krells. I ran two pairs of 20-amp rated ac wires from the circuit breaker, one for each amp. :L3000:  Not anymore, got rid of the Scintillas.

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The 6 is worth it!
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Baby Krell meets daddy Krell

 

 

Getting ready for some A/B testing before baby Krell leaves.

WOW WOW WOW! ! ! Traffic in SoCal is overrated...gotta get out and come see the beast when you're settled. :tongue_smile:

 

 

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My back hurts just to look at it!
Congrats !

Me? I got a toothache! :D

 

 

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

:thumb: The overnight sessions demand it!

 

 

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

:evil: 

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WOW WOW WOW! ! ! Traffic in SoCal is overrated...gotta get out and come see the beast when you're settled. :tongue_smile:

 

 

Me? I got a toothache! :D

 

 

:thumb: The overnight sessions demand it!

 

 

:evil: 

that amp is sexy 

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anyone know if a PMA 750 could drive them?

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anyone know if a PMA 750 could drive them?
Yes.
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Yes.

Yes, you know or yes it will?  j/k of course....

 

Looking at the specs, I'd say yes it will :)

 

Well, all this Krell talk forced me to pull the trigger on a KAV 500 (2 channel).  Yeah, boy!

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@ potterma

:beerchug:

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Yes, you know or yes it will?  j/k of course....

 

Looking at the specs, I'd say yes it will :)

 

Well, all this Krell talk forced me to pull the trigger on a KAV 500 (2 channel).  Yeah, boy!


Keep us posted on how it compares against the F1. :beerchug: I was debating on getting a Pass Labs X250 before I pulled the trigger.

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Keep us posted on how it compares against the F1. beerchug.gif I was debating on getting a Pass Labs X250 before I pulled the trigger.

Will do! beerchug.gif
Edited by potterma - 6/3/14 at 6:23am
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