AV receiver & Power consumption.

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by briandzo, Dec 15, 2002.

  1. briandzo

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    Hi.. im a complet newbie just getting into home cinema.

    already bought myself a toshiba 32ZP18Q screen.
    which im well pleased with.

    But now i want better sound.

    ive decided on the KEF KHT200SAV speakers.

    and possibly a DENON AV rec

    will i notice the differenct between there lower spec models
    and the AVR3802 which is tempting.

    Also what of the power consumption.
    This unit will be powered for all my TV uses.
    is this normal, all do u just power the AV for films etc.
    i want the best sound when watching SAT broadcasts too.

    i notice that the AVR3802 uses 400 watts of power.
    this is 3 times as much as the telly.

    is this constant drainage all only draining the masses
    when on full power. which would be unlikely.

    As the elec bill will take a pasting....

    thanks for any info....brian.
     
  2. EvilMudge

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    I too worried about my electricity bill, then thought about the problem and came to the conclusion that it wasn't that much of an issue. Why?
    Because of this:
    If I listen to my kit at reference sort of levels for a two hour movie, my total power consumption was something like 3KwHours.
    I think I'm being charged about 10p a KwH by my billing company.
    P.S. My shower consumes about 4kW, my AV setup about 1.5kW, and then only when I'm running it at volumes that make me physically ill.
     
  3. alexs2

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    Your receiver is only likely to draw the full 400W at full rated power,as it is predominantly run in Class A/B,meaning that the output devices do not draw full power all the time.
    Basically,dont worry about the electricity bill unless(like me!)you have a few large Krells about the house,running in Class A all the time.
    The output devices in these conduct full power all the time,and consume 700-1000W all the time.....very good room heaters,but it means the full system isnt on all the time!

    The Denon is a good receiver,and you should be happy with the sound quality.

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  4. juboy

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    I wouldn't worry too much, as mentioned above, your shower will provide a much bigger drain on electricity and if you've ever seen what happens to your meter when your washing machine enters a fast spin cycle you'll soon forget any concerns about your AV kit costing the earth to run... and most likely be happier wearing dirty clothes :)
     

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