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Post Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:02 am

Tom's rig

This is what I'm usually staring at while annoying you folks ;-) Typically have a DVD playing, but right now I'm watching TNT HD :-) This picture was snapped around Christmas time, thus the Santa Claus decorations ;-)

The C1 runs the M1.0t & the smaller speakers... the C4000 runs the M1.5t & the larger speakers. Unfortunately, I can't have the flatscreen on at the same time as the M1.5t circuit, the breaker pops. Hope to have an dedicated circuit installed for the preamps & amps sometime this year.

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Post Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:59 am

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Like the gear.
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Post Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:30 am

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Post Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:33 am

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Very nice...!!!!
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Post Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:56 am

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Nice setup!
Some cool Carver stuff!
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Post Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:55 pm

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Nice set-up, but the printer has to go man! LOL!
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Post Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:02 pm

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Jag_97470 wrote:Nice set-up, but the printer has to go man! LOL!


Do you use the flat panel as a computer monitor?

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Post Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:01 pm

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tomstat wrote:This is what I'm usually staring at while annoying you folks ;-) Typically have a DVD playing, but right now I'm watching TNT HD :-) This picture was snapped around Christmas time, thus the Santa Claus decorations ;-)

The C1 runs the M1.0t & the smaller speakers... the C4000 runs the M1.5t & the larger speakers. Unfortunately, I can't have the flatscreen on at the same time as the M1.5t circuit, the breaker pops. Hope to have an dedicated circuit installed for the preamps & amps sometime this year.

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Sounds like you have a bad breaker , I run our 47 plasma and all my gear if I have to , no problems , unless I crank it way up ..... But watching a movie , should be no problem....
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Post Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:40 pm

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Jag_97470 wrote:Nice set-up, but the printer has to go man! LOL!
Unfortunately, it is stuck there for the time being since my Internet access is right behind the rack. It is a network printer and it plugs into my distribution switch... all that crap is hidden behind the TV or rack... cable modem, firewall, switch, wireless access points, SIP modem. One day I'll get around to running it someplace else but that will have to meet with the wife's approval, she has veto authority over cables running around corners ya know and I am not going to be crawling under the house and drilling holes any time soon ;-)
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Post Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:41 pm

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Magnaryder wrote:
Jag_97470 wrote:Nice set-up, but the printer has to go man! LOL!


Do you use the flat panel as a computer monitor?

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I wish! Grand Theft Auto San Andreas would be rocking the house if I had permission to put my gaming rig behind the TV \:D/
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Post Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:46 pm

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stevewithrow wrote:Sounds like you have a bad breaker , I run our 47 plasma and all my gear if I have to , no problems , unless I crank it way up ..... But watching a movie , should be no problem....
Thanks for the input, Steve.

Everything you see there is sitting on a 15 amp breaker, the TV draws about 300 watts & of course the 1.5 I think has an initial draw of 1500 watts as it powers on if I'm not mistaken. Not sure what the laser printer pulls when it starts up, but I'm sure it spikes pretty hard.

My gaming rig used to sit on the same circuit, and my breaker started humming when it was on so I moved it to the hall circuit.

Do you think a 15 amp breaker is adequate for the stereo & TV or would it be a good idea to have the amps & preamps on a dedicated circuit?
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Post Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:31 pm

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tomstat wrote:
stevewithrow wrote:Sounds like you have a bad breaker , I run our 47 plasma and all my gear if I have to , no problems , unless I crank it way up ..... But watching a movie , should be no problem....
Thanks for the input, Steve.

Everything you see there is sitting on a 15 amp breaker, the TV draws about 300 watts & of course the 1.5 I think has an initial draw of 1500 watts as it powers on if I'm not mistaken. Not sure what the laser printer pulls when it starts up, but I'm sure it spikes pretty hard.

My gaming rig used to sit on the same circuit, and my breaker started humming when it was on so I moved it to the hall circuit.

Do you think a 15 amp breaker is adequate for the stereo & TV or would it be a good idea to have the amps & preamps on a dedicated circuit?


Dude, if your problem is the combined start-up spike, all you need is a power center with delayed outputs (the amp will start like 10-14 seconds after the preamp, TV, etc. - programmable). But! Two amps and a TV on the same breaker should not pull the 15A breaker down. Even if both of your amps will eat up 1kW of power, that would still be less than 1A current drawn.
Something is wrong either in your system or with the breaker.

To give you an example... My plasma, receiver and subwoofer all sit on the same breaker (plus all the small things in the HT). Onkyo 805 eats tons of power, plasma is a known power hog, same goes for the sub (500W RMS Class A/B amp). The power meter shows something around 3-4A total (average) during the movies. (of course, they are not being turned on at the same time, but I don't see that even if I did that - it shouldn't be a problem).
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Post Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:59 pm

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I think what I will do then is grab my big orange extension cable & plug everything into a different circuit and turn everything on to see if I can reproduce the throw on another circuit... if no problems then I'll see about getting a new breaker installed.

Have changed outlets and light switches in the past and am comfortable doing that sort of work, but is this something that I should get a contractor to do or can I reasonably expect to be able to do it myself after flipping the main?
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Post Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:02 pm

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TRUST ME Flip the main, IIIIIIIIIIIIIII always do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Been knocked on my butt a couple of times but not anymore.
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Post Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:12 pm

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DaveS wrote:TRUST ME Flip the main, IIIIIIIIIIIIIII always do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Been knocked on my butt a couple of times but not anymore.
I've seen what happens to Wile E. Coyote when he is electrocuted... but I lack the Coyote's stamina and ability to be resurrected multiple times in a 7 minute interval :lol:
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