Originally Posted by dkersten
This is true, but there should be an asterisk in there... Sound is very dynamic, and amplifiers are not reproducing a square wave 100% of the time. On a big amplifier, the peaks can far exceed the rated amperage of a breaker without popping it or even risking over heating the capacity of the wires because they only last a few milliseconds. But that being said, if you clipped your output at the max for sustained periods of time, you would pop that 20 amp breaker. The inuke6000 doesn't output 6000 watts, more like around 2800 max, but even so, at 120 volts that is still over 20 amps if the amp was 100% efficient, and it isn't, so technically it COULD draw probably around 30 amps, yet few people will ever pop a 20 amp breaker with one, or even a 15 amp breaker. If you also put your receiver and other media equipment on that breaker, along with some fans and rack lighting, you are just asking for trouble though. Dedicate individual circuits based on the max draw of the amplifier and run items that don't take as much current to run on common circuits.
I agree with everything you said, and thanks for finishing the thought that I started, but didn't complete properly. I type pretty fast, but my brain (often) moves faster than my hands. There's a LOT of times when I pre-read a post prior to hitting the submit button, to realize I didn't finish sentences or even complete thoughts.
You already made it, but the point I was trying to make was something more along the lines of: 1x 15 amp circuit, feeding 2x 2 receptacles in a double wall box will not support a theater rack that has a receiver, BluRay, cable box, HTPC, receiver, DSP, network switch, and a couple of amps very well. I've seen a few theaters set up like that, with multiple surge protectors plugged into the receptacles, and they wonder why they keep tripping the breaker. You can't have "a few amps" plugged in there, b/c the draw is too high. Also, your amps won't be able to draw the current they need, so having a few iNukes off the same circuit will starve them.
Crazy after thought: You were posting a reply to my comment at the SAME TIME I was reading your thread and posting in it! Small world!