Monitor power consumption?
I have a pair of the new M-Audio BX5 monitors, after purchasing them, it really made me wonder about something. These are about 70w per speaker, I have my audio interface mixer set to max volume, Windows volume set to 80% and my monitors at a very low gain. They are quite loud at this setting, more than loud enough to accomodate my room.
However, the thing I was wondering about was, how much power do they actually consume. Such as, if no sound is being produced from them, are they consuming much power?
Also, would it consume more power if I had my monitors set to an even lower gain and Windows set higher. Or would it be the same power consumption regardless of how it was set up and it being entirely dependant on the level of sound being produced?
I'm just curious about efficiency these days, not sure why, but I'm sure it will treat me well over time...
But if anyone could shed some light on this then that'd be great! :D