Originally Posted by jmilleril
You can put two outlets per circuit, one in each location, not limiting yourself to either location. Or if you have the space in your panel, you can put a circuit and outlet in each possible location! This could also cover you if you really get the bass sickness and need to add another high powered amp. The obvious goal would be one (or more) 240V outlet per wall with the realization that when your bass sickness gets to it's final stage you have the ability to put large subwoofer installs on all four walls.
Don't get me wrong, I have seriously considered just placing a 125amp panel next to my rack of amps to power them all. If I had more wall space available near my rack I would have done that already. As an alternative I have considered putting a NEMA14-50 outlet above my rack and then building a power distribution unit with fuses and staggered startup relays in it to power my amps. The only issue with that is 240V at 50 amps is potentially not quite enough for my long term plans!
Everyone be safe, stay home and watch movies if you can. Or stay home and build subwoofer cabinets (like me)
Yes, there are always options. However, there are limits to what is necessary or even usable. When I designed and then built this house 20 yrs ago, I decided that I would put the theater in the central 'main living room' as others would use it. I wired 7 channels for surround, 20a circuits, and even power + conduit to the ceiling for a future projector. This is not a concrete basement, but a room that has MBR behind one wall, large opening to 2 story foyer on the front side, large opening to kitchen + family room to 3rd side, with the back wall to a screened porch. There are practical limits to how much acoustical energy can be utiltized. The FP22000q will always be more than enough. There is a difference between building an exceptional sound system and compulsive 'upgraditis' that knows no limits. I have followed such folly with car projects and have learned, in the same way that ends up as a terminal condition for some drug addicts, an insatiable appetite is insanity.
As it stands, in this room there are 2 mini-Martys (UM18-22), 1 HE-15 PR
sub & 1 QJDev (with another of each of these already cut & awaiting assembly), PLUS the 'ultimate commercial sub' from 15 yrs ago, an eDesign A7-900 (with one driver needing repair). There is no way that all of this could be used without literally shaking things to pieces. For years, I had the issue of things falling off a counter in the MBath from just the A7-900. A theater in the basement would be different ... but all of this is > enough.
I write these words NOT to attack those who are 'over the top' but more of an encouragement to MOST readers on this forum. This can be like building a nice 500rwhp turbo car, and then reading a length description of a project and looking at dyno sheets showing >800 rwhp. The fantasies can take off, but many of us are vulnerable to a sense of dissatisfaction that, for example 500hp isn't enough. Now if your goal is running at the strip, okay. But when a car can break the tires loose at 60mph, that IS enough horsepower, it really is! Actually it is getting tangled up in this 'chasing after more' that motivated the purchase of the A7-900 when they came out. I didn't like the performance of the HE-15 with the original PRs, had a "little" 15" sealed Dayton w/ 1000w that was 'okay', and was CONSTANTLY considering new builds. My late wife & I agreed that buying the A7-900 would handle the subwoofer chores and that would be that. And for years it was (although that is REALLY when the horsepower bug bit me!).
Guys, seek some contentment in everything that you do. ENJOY your theater! I have noticed that there are some who are so focused on various tweaks to their display device (or some aspect of the video transfer) that they CANNOT ENJOY THE MOVIE! What is so interesting to me is that I can watch an old film on DVD, sure it is upscaled but NOTHING like a good 4k transfer, and get LOST in the movie! Now I also realize that FOR ME, the visceral sensed from LFE in movies makes a huge difference, as does 120" image size, for me to get caught up in the movie.
Building subs is fun. Planning and designing theater is fun. But STOP & SMELL THE ROSES! Enjoy your theater WITH SOMEONE YOU LOVE (trust me, as a widowed man, that is what I miss the most).
Sorry for getting too philosophical, but our world is turning upside down with this pandemic. Things will not be the same when this has run its course. Spend a little time in self-examination & reflection. Consider what matters.