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.



I had a chance to do a fair amount of listening yesterday and truly believe this was a worthwhile upgrade. I have my amp on one line my preamp on one line and my sources on the other line. The sound seems cleaner with blacker backgrounds. My system has never sounded better. By the way all three lines are on the same leg. I’m not going to write a flowery review describing how much my sound has changed but it is significant. Thanks for all the help guiding me through this process, it’s greatly appreciated. 

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