Originally Posted by nnck
It's called a Kill-A-Watt meter, but when it is reading wattage it reads in just the Watts - I believe it only reads in single digits (no numbers beyond the decimal). See the second picture in this link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kill_A_Watt
There are other buttons to press on it that allow you to monitor voltage, current or keep track of Killowatt-hours.
The Wattage reading is definitely 0 Watts when the unit is turned off.
I'm also interested in learning what is meant by standby power.
I'm thinking of adding the A23 to my 2-channel system that is currently using a stereo receiver only. The receiver has pre-outs, but no trigger. I'm thinking of adding the amp first and then as the budget allows, adding a new preamp down the road.
For my situation, the amp will have to sit at the bottom of a cabinet (with an open back) behind closed doors when not in use. I'm concerned about the A23's spec of 25W standby. I was hoping this was for idle power.
I was looking at the 2125 for comparison and it spec's 3W for standby and could be more attractive for this reason.
On the other hand, if the Kill-a-watt readings are correct, I may have nothing to worry about...
Would Parasound customer service be where I can go to get the definitive answer to this?
Thanks in advance!