Dedicated power circuits

I’m having some electrical work done including a whole house

generator, surge suppressor, and a new panel box. I am also going to have two dedicated power lines run for my stereo. I’ve read a lot on here about how this is a really nice upgrade and would greatly appreciate any advice to help me along on my project. Right now the plan is two 20 amp circuits with 10 gauge wire. One for my amp and one for my preamp and sources. My equipment is a McIntosh MC 452, a C47 right now but a C22 in the future, Rega P8, Rose hifi 150b,  McIntosh MR 74 tuner and Aerial 7t speakers. I’m also replacing my panel box with a new one. It’s a brand from a company that’s out of business and the quality and safety is suspect plus there are no new breakers available.


So starting with the breakers, then the wire and finally the receptacles what should I be looking for? The electrician that just left here is planning on the new panel being a Cutler Hammer brand. Any help would be greatly appreciated.



@jea48 Wrote:

What I like about aluminum armored MC cable is the Hot, Neutral, and insulated EGC, conductors are twisted in a spiral twist and held firmly, tightly, together by the aluminum armor.

MC cable is manufactured in both steel and aluminum with twisted conductors that help reduce AC magnetic fields. Also, steel MC will help reduce EF. I am sure you know that. 😎


So where do I find this twisted mc cable? All i see is untwisted or straight.

It's not straight, trust me.

Example of what to buy:

I highly recommend you hire an electrician to install MC cable.








I really appreciate all the helpful suggestions. What I’ve decided to do is 3 dedicated 20 amp circuits using the 10 gauge aluminum mc cable and eventually some nice Hubbell outlets although for inspection purposes the outlets will have to be cheap tamper resistant ones. Thanks again for all the help.