Originally Posted by Health Nut
Which model would you get if you were chosing Bryston Torus conditioner for the front end units? Mine are: Oppo Blu Ray player, Meridian 861, Meridian HD621, Marchand Bassis, Direct TV box, Lumis Host, PS3, etc... I think it would be nice to have something decent between them and the power company.
Looks like there are two choices? Balanced requiring 220 V line, and unbalanced using standard 120: Any big difference?
The units I am considering are the RM 15, RM 20, RM 20 BAL, or RM 60 BAL ... not sure what the cummulative amperage of the front end devices are or what I can fit on the current rack. Also not sure how much I would notice between RM 20 vs RM 20 BAL? Would I need to install a 240 line to use the RM 20 BAL or RM 60 BAL?
Obviously crazy to get units for the Bryston 7BST monoblocks and Lab Gruppen 14000 FP+
It depends. I would rather have the balanced version but it may require a ROMEX upgrade and electrician costs. If you have small children or plan on them, I would stay away from a 220/240 outlet that low to the floor.
In my case I have the un-balanced 20amp model. I tested the unit driving the following: 3 x Genelec HT315's, 1 x Genelec HTS6, 2 x Genelec AIW26's, Theta CBIII, Samsung LN55A950, Lumagen Radiance XE, Oppo Blu-ray, TiVo HD XL, APC S20BLK, Custom 750W HTPC without any issues.
Honestly I would buy to suit your needs. If you need the power for amps in a large cinema, then balanced would be my vote. If you have a media room or small cinema then the standard should work just fine.