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post #1 of 2 Old 04-11-2013, 04:59 PM - Thread Starter
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We live in South Korea, where inflation is happening, and costs of living are getting expensive. We've been looking for ways to save money, and one way I decided was energy costs. Electricity costs are more expensive here than in the USA, and exponentially grow after you reach a certain usage per month.

I'm curious... how many watts is my Marantz SR-8002 sucking out of the wall when in use? I can imagine this could vary quite a bit. I generally listen at a moderate to barely medium volume so as not to disturb the neighbors.

The Marantz manual listed it as using something like 800 watts (sorry if I'm off by 100 or so, I saw it last night). Is it continuously using this much power?


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On average, likely no more than 90-100W whether playing audio at reference volume or nothing at all. If you can buy a Kill-A-Watt, you would know for sure. smile.gif

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