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    8 items. 1 outlet.

    I have a small problem. Building my first system. In that system is a intergrated amp, power amp (running mono mode), two sub woofers, turntable, phono pre amp, cd player, dac. 8 to plug in. But only one outlet. It's a 20 amp circuit...but currently using 15amp receptacle. The only other item on that line(as far as I can tell from turning it off) is the gas stove. Right now I only have one amp and my turntable plugged in and have had 0 problems. Waiting on a couple power cords to arrive then will be putting all the pieces together. So, I obviously need more outlets. What am I getting? Am I getting a power strip, power distributor, power conditioner, surge protector or combination of the bunch? I live just outside of Detroit, so power hasn't been much of a issue. I've read somewhere to not have analog and digital plugged into the same outlet...so..if I can somehow find a way to plug the DAC into another circuit I should be good on noise if there were to be any. I also don't know how these work...I always assumed everything plugged into a strip gets the power it wants/needs. I spent a lot of time researching gear (iota vx sa3 and pa3...rel t5i subs) and would hate to cause those devices to not be at their full potential and not know it. Space is limited on floor and shelfing rack. If all I need to do is STFU and get a surge protector then don't be shy...let me know. I tend to over think things and none of this is going to happen until i get it figured out.. :/

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    Re: 8 items. 1 outlet.

    Welcome to the forum tmac
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    Re: 8 items. 1 outlet.

    It's best to keep everything connected to one wall outlet. So try a 10 receptacle outlet box from Tripp Lite or Belken. You really don't need point of use surge protection, but it's hard to find anything without surge protectors.

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    Re: 8 items. 1 outlet.

    I have had good luck with the PS Audio 10 outlet device. I have the old Quintet, forget what the new version is called. It has outlets for power amps with no current restriction, some specialized for digital and others for analog. It does do noise filtering and surge and drop protection. Last I saw it was under $500.00.
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    Re: 8 items. 1 outlet.

    For good value for the money, I recommend the APC H15. It has a few different "isolation" banks, 10 outlets, voltage regulation, and some surge protection and noise filtering. It also has rudimentary sequenced on/off.
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    Re: 8 items. 1 outlet.

    Welcome to AS TMAC! Recommend you look into Shunyata or Audioquest. Both make very good power conditioners.
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    Re: 8 items. 1 outlet.

    Most homes don't need "isolation" banks, voltage regulation, and some surge protection and noise filtering for their hi-fi systems.
    But on the other hand, APC is a good brand.

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    Re: 8 items. 1 outlet.

    I always recommend voltage regulation because even with very clean and reliable power, there are voltage variations. We're in a relatively new home/neighborhood with reliable and clean power, but I do see the voltage regulation LED turn on occasionally for whatever reason. People who have moved onto batteries (typically with solar) seem to get more reliable power than their neighbors.

    Noise can be introduced from other equipment on the line, such as lighting, computers, etc. Fluorescent ballasts and pool pumps are common culprits, and I've even read one report of street lighting introducing noise when they turn on.

    Isolation banks help with potential noise between components. I personally find the need relatively rare, noticeable with some turntables or poorly grounded electronic components.

    Surge protection is always good. Some forms are better of course.
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    Re: 8 items. 1 outlet.

    In using power products I've notice a darker background that leads to more revealing finer detail. Sometimes other benefits.

    A person just needs to try for themselves.

    The only downside I had was way back I tried a power conditioner that obviously after using, it didn't allow full flow of current, it took my Krell amp from a tiger to akitten, so that one went back. Lesson learned.
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    Re: 8 items. 1 outlet.

    One other experience I'd like to share. A dealer brought over one of those Audience devices you plug into your outlet then your equipment plugs into that. He wanted me to try it, telling me how some rviewer at Stereophile wrote he couldn't live without his.

    I was using aPass Power amp at the time, to be honest I can't remember which components we plugged into this unit, I'd think we would have tried different combinations. The unit was $1600.00 at the time and only had two outlets.

    The result was not bad but it seemed to soften the attack some, just not a positive for me. Others may have had different results. I didn't buy the unit.

    So you really do have to try for yourself, trust your ears.
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    SVS PC13 Ultra
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    Re: 8 items. 1 outlet.

    A lot of times you should still plug amplifiers directly into the wall—the components in a smaller or lower-priced power unit won't be beefy enough for the draw of many amplifiers. But some units do have a high-current outlet(s) that you can use.
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