Given all that needs to be done, especially with all that rewiring, I don’t think it would cost much more to have your electrician run a dedicated line of 12/2 to a 20 amp breaker, and connect that to a pair of those hospital grade outlets in one room. There’s thicker 10 gauge noise rejecting audiophile type cable available - but that will be pretty expensive and maybe not really needed, in my opinion, however if I had to do mine again I would take a look at something like JPS Labs cable. I used to have an old style 100 amp service panel that took push button breakers that seemed to loosen up over time. I was glad to have the new 200 panel installed, which has the kind that switch left/right. Whether that made an audible difference I can’t say, but it speaks to the need to have tight connections. And on your outlets, insist that the terminal screws are used, not the push in connectors. I’m also a firm believer in power conditioning and/or regeneration, which you can save up for.
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Your most cost-effective move by far will be to run one 20A line direct to your main system outlet. That's it. Use ordinary $2 or whatever outlets. If you want, go to the hardware store and give them a real good look, some use better construction than others, pay an extra buck or two for those. Hospital grade is a joke, with nothing any different in the way of sonics. Then later you can figure out if you want to buy Synergistic Blue or Orange, outlets that actually will make a difference.
Then run whatever other circuits you need the normal way. Just make sure your one direct line goes to your system, as you will not want anything connected to the system connected to anything else.
Too funny. When people post, there should be a link to their system page. So people reading their advice can go and look and see if there's any chance the poster has actual experience with what they're talking about. Then you can, you know, sort of get a handle on how likely its good solid info or your run of the mill blather.
Oh, wait! There is! All you do is click on their name! Here's mine:https://systems.audiogon.com/systems/8367
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