Hello there, I'm looking for advice on the best, yet budget somewhat limited, way to solve a problem I'm having. I had part of my basement finished as a dedicated theater, looks great, works great, sounds fantastic.... At reasonable levels. The electrician who wired it (while I was at work and my ex wife watched TV) must have used rather thin wire for the outlets I would assume. The whole room is on one circuit, and all my gear (except for the projector) is plugged into one outlet. The problem is, when myself and my junior audiophile sons are working the system hard and having fun, the lights dim horribly and the amps start clipping well before I think they should. My oldest has played things like bassheads by bass nectar and we've measured 120db but the amps clip and lights dim quite a bit. My not so easy options are to either run a dedicated 12awg circuit through external conduit to power the amps, or possibly running a 220v circuit. Looked into power conditioners hoping for something that would act as a stiffening cap in car audio but it seems like that's not a realistic answer as they don't seem to do what I need. Our system (audio wise) is a denon 3310ci, which powers klipsch towers, center, and surrounds. A crown XLS 402 which powers 2 behringer 18s, and a crown XLS202 which powers 2 rockford fosgate T212s. If there is an easier answer than either a 220 circuit or bigger AWG 120 circuit I would love to hear it. Thanks in advance, we appreciate any help or advice.
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7/5/13 at 8:10pm