Dedicated Circuit - Quad Receptacle Question

Afternoon All,

I'm considering having a dedicated circuit installed to hopefully get some sonic improvements (I would rather do this than buy new interconnects!).

If I do this, wouldn't it make more sense to have a quad
receptacle installed (4 outlets) instead of 2?

Or would I possibly lose quality by doing this?

I know the Hubbell 8300-HI is commonly used, but can someone suggested a quad receptacle of hospital grade quality?

Any help is most appreciated!
I assume you are going to hire an electrician to do the job.
Have 2 dedicate lines ran instead of one. It won't cost you that much more.

Wire, NM-B (Romex example of) minimum size 12-2 W/grd. (One cable for each duplex receptacle/dedicated circuit)

Have the electrician use a plastic 2 gang old work box or 2 single gang plastic cut-in boxes.

Make sure the electrician installs both circuits on breakers fed from the same line. Both on L1 or both on L2, not one on each.

the Hubbell 8300-HI is commonly used, but can someone suggested a quad receptacle of hospital grade quality?

Two duplex outlets = a quad..... If you want both receptacles in the same box use a 2 gang duplex receptacle cover plate.
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Jea48, that is much appreciated.

Definitely not doing this kind of work myself!
Yep, best to have two dedicated lines, one for analog and one for digital, as long as you (and your electrician) follow Jea48's recommendation to place both on the same phase of the electrical service. Also, have the electrician move the circuit breakers in your breaker box around such that noisy appliances (AC, refrigerator, microwave, etc) are on the phase opposite the audio lines.

Also, don't gloss over the importance of receptacles. They make a big difference in the sound of your equipment and will influence your selection of power cords. My favorite receptacles are the Porter Port ($36 on Agon) and the Synergistic Research TeslaPlex ($95 from any SR dealer).

Dlcockrum, you mentioned having the appliances on the phase opposite the audio lines.

If my music room breaker is on the left side of the panel, and all noisy stuff is on the right side (AC, washer, dryer, fridge), is this already a done deal?

L1 and L2 alternate every other breaker down each side of the electrical panel.
Here is a diagram Glen B, a member of AA , supplied in a post.

You should not load up one leg, line, with all the 120V heavy load appliances. The 120V loads on L1 and L2 of the panel should be somewhat balanced.

Best you can do is make sure the breakers for the new dedicated circuits are not directly across from appliance load breakers and not directly above or below noisy loads.