Nice setup! Your equipment list is a great place to look to get good ideas on good equipment (aside: I also have the D2 and Paradigm Signature speakers)!!
I was actually looking for a good 20 Amp surge protector last week. 20 Amp surge protectors are hard to find. After reading your equipment list, I saw that you had a Panamax MAX 4400-20A. I ordered it last week and just installed it in my home theater. I have 2 Rotel RMB-1095 amps connected to it. Each Rotel amp has a maximum draw of 1200 amps, so I can plug both of them into the same Panamax (unlike your amps which have a lot higher power requirement, and require one Panamax per amp!!).
I only have one dedicated 20Amp circuit in the front of my room (I have a 2nd dedicated 20Amp in the rear of the room for my projector and sub).
The dedicated 20Amp circuit in the front of the room feeds 2 outlets in a PS Audio power port (http://www.psaudio.com/products/powerport.asp
). For some reason, if I plug the Panamax 4400 (which feeds the 2 amps) into one plug, and I plug in all the other equipment in the front of the room into the second adjacent plug (in the exact same PS Audio Power Port), I get a ground loop hum (aside: my D2 is connected to my amps via balanced lines and a 12 volt trigger). I thought the fact that the 2 plugs are in the same PS Audio Power Port will prevent a ground loop hum, but it doesn't. If I plug everything (except the sub and projector in the rear of the room) in the exact same plug using a power strip, I don't get a ground loop.
So, as a workaround, I will plug everything in the front of the room (except the sub and projector, which are in the rear) to the same plug using the PS Audio Juice Bar (http://www.psaudio.com/products/juicebar.asp
). However, this Juice Bar power strip might only be 15Amps (I sent email to their tech support to verify), despite the fact that it has 20amp outlets. If so, I need a good 20Amp power strip. I don't need a surge protector, just a power strip, which will feed my Panamax and APC units.
Question - are you aware of any good 20amp power strips? I have a PS Audio Juice Bar, which comes with 20amp outlets, but after reading their web site, it seems it's only rated for 15amps. I'm thinking of maybe getting the APC AP9563 (http://www.apcc.com/resource/include...ase_sku=AP9563
). Anyone else have any other recommendations for a 20 amp power strip?
Finally, I see that you have an AEMC CA813 Light-Meter. What do you use this for?