I like using my SA with ALL my gear, and yes, the SA needs a 20 amp. I use dominus fluid 20 amp cord.
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Rhythmace4218, Both Sound Application models, the XE-12 and the Reference Line Stage (RLS), need a 20 amp connection. I compared both models in my primary and secondary systems and found the RLS to be a significant improvement over the XE-12. The RLS is more effective in cleaning up the AC hash. Consequently, you get better resolution, purer tone, sharper images, bigger soundstage, more musical presentation with reduced glare and smear, and a more involving experience. It has 6 outlets for Digital sources and 6 for analog. By isolating the digital from the rest, you reduce the effect of the digital hash on your analog components.
I use Jim Weil's Line Stage for "everything" except my amps. IMO the Linestage is the best available in the market.Having said that however, amps should "always" be plugged directly into the wall and not into a line purifier.Even Jim Weil will tell you this. He came to my house to hook up his line stage and helped install the two dedicated lines for my amps All amp manufacturers will tell you this. I use two dedicated 30 amp lines on single stranded 6 gauge Romex wire each grounded at the street.
I've just tried one of Jim's older units. Remarkable! Correction to above: by ALL MEANS use SOUND APPLICATION units for amps as well. They are designed for high current demand. (JIM will confirm this.) I will simply say this - if you have excellent gear; you owe it the "dramatic" level of clean AC that Sound Application provides. I use reference Spectral with reference MIT. I am very impressed with what the Sound Application most 'basic' unit accomplishes. Without question reference level performance.