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Falcons
11-26-2012, 12:06 AM
after adding a ht setup, how much did your electric bill go up?

goingdef
11-26-2012, 12:18 AM
Way back in the day with my carver setup at a low ohm load caused about a 80 increase in the bill but somedays it would go all day full tilt while me and my friends hung outside.

Falcons
11-26-2012, 12:20 AM
Way back in the day with my carver setup at a low ohm load caused about a 80 increase in the bill but somedays it would go all day full tilt while me and my friends hung outside.

well im going to run 5 channels at 60w @ 6 ohms, and 150 watts @ 8 ohm for the sub. im hoping its not gonna be to high. i wont be beating all day either. a couple hours a day tops.

gckless
11-26-2012, 12:22 AM
What kind of equipment in that setup? I have a decent sized Pioneer 7.1 reciever, a 125W sub, a 46" LED, a Roku, a powerline adapter, a network switch, and a couple other small charging accessories, and I don't see a lot, maybe $20.

Falcons
11-26-2012, 12:25 AM
What kind of equipment in that setup? I have a decent sized Pioneer 7.1 reciever, a 125W sub, a 46" LED, a Roku, a powerline adapter, a network switch, and a couple other small charging accessories, and I don't see a lot, maybe $20.

mostly dayton audio to be honest lol. all from parts express.

gckless
11-26-2012, 12:28 AM
mostly dayton audio to be honest lol. all from parts express.

Yeah man, I wouldn't worry too much about it, won't be too much. Run the heat or A/C a little less if ya really need to.

keep_hope_alive
12-01-2012, 01:23 PM
you won't notice a difference. music and especially moves are dynamic, so the average power will be a couple of watts per speaker, 20W total, with peaks. i doubt you will notice any difference - temperature control (heat & cooling) dominate what you pay.

you can get one of the power meters if you are really interested. $30 or so and they will tell you $ used for a single outlet (plug surge protector into this).

nu2spl
12-01-2012, 01:36 PM
i have a bangin HT setup, 46" tv,Pioneer 7.1 receiver,2 Mackie FR2600(2600 watt) amps.a ps3,an xbox 360 elite,a wii and im getting a wiiu,and its only added about $45-60 to my bill