I ran an 8 gauge cable direct from a 20amp breaker to a L5/20 and yes, it's a solid improvement.
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Good suggestion about the whole house surge protector. The electrician who installed my dedicated line recommended this and it made sense so I also had one installed. I live in the
San Francisco area where our power company is shutting down electricity when there is a high wind or any other potential fire hazard (or maybe sometimes just to punish irate consumers). When the power comes back on, you risk a surge which could damage refrigerators, computers, televisions and many other expensive things in addition to audio equipment.
My electric company installed a whole house suppressor at the meter which costs $6 a month. If any of the electronics in the house get damaged from a surge, we get it replaced. Last 2 houses we built, I had them install 4 20 amp dedicated circuits for my dedicated audio room since it’s very cheap when the house is being built.