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Old 19th July 2003, 01:29 AM   #11
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i'm in canada And my max bill was just last 43.oo But then again the only thing that is on 24/7 is Fridge and Computer. : o )
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Old 19th July 2003, 03:53 AM   #12
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Already paying through the nose for electricity and natural gas...
I guess a little more wouldn't hurt..
At least in the winter you can turn down the heat a bit
let the Aleph double as a space heater.

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Old 19th July 2003, 03:57 AM   #13
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At least in the winter you can turn down the heat a bit
let the Aleph double as a space heater.

Dennis

Heh.. That's what I was thinking. Those amps can probably keep a room nice and toasty. I'll just place it near my thermostat

I paid on average about $150 per month on electricity.. but then I don't listen to music all day. Just a few hours a day. That shouldn't hurt so much.

I just thought these amps would be drawing 1000W continuously and burn a hole in my wallet (as well as my carpet)...
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Old 19th July 2003, 04:05 AM   #14
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College kids are harder on the budget than teens. 4 years of college w room, board and beer money is about a "large and a half". Of course, due to the fact that our socialist legislature in the Peoples Republic of NJ drove out insurance competition, you can easily pay ten grand for a couple cars if you have teens.

In the summer, our electricity can run about $600/mo.

Just cut down on the beer money..

that ought to do it..
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Old 19th July 2003, 05:20 AM   #15
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My big GM70PP tube amps drew nearly 650W from the mains each for 20W/channel. The power consumption didn't bother me, but the added heat on a summer night was a worry when it can be >30C all night.

Now I have two poweramps. One is only 4W/ch* and I use it mainly at night when the neighbours bitch if I crank it up, and a different 20W/ch that's on most of the time. The bigger one also has adjustable bias so I can switch it down to extend tube life when it's on in the background.

*speakers are >>100dB/1W.
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Old 19th July 2003, 01:36 PM   #16
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heating the lab with my industrial power supply collection:

http://www.tech-diy.com/power_supplies.htm
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Old 20th July 2003, 07:23 PM   #17
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I have a pair of Aleph 2's that I built almost a year ago. Its summer here and even with my large swamp cooler they heat up the living room hotter than hell! I do have the bias resistir pulled out completely and they do run hotter than a normal unit might even so......... So I power them up when I'm going to listen and then when I'm ready to about melt down I pull the plug...... Have been thinking about re-installing the bias resistor or even having a summer/winter switch on them. In the winter I leave them on all the time and they atually help heat up the room then so the savings in gas and electric for the furnace somewhat offset the power consumed by leaving them on all the time.
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