Recently I visited a few high-end stores and am planning my next upgrade, a pair of Parasound HALO amplifiers which draw approximately 12A each. As I currently have dedicated circuits for my gear, I brought this up and was advised by the store owner to put both amps on a single 20A circuit to avoid ground loops.
As I understand the potential for ground loops can arise from using different sides of the split phase in my panel, wouldn't moving all the audio gear onto one side (alternating breakers) and separating the video gear be essentially the same?
Dealer says the Parasound HALO A21 and JC1 amps all have no problems being run on the same circuit, i.e. you can run two A21 and two JC1 because of the soft-start circuitry and power them on at the same time.
Which would be better and why? Just looking for a second (or third) opinion.