Ever wonder how your favorite manufacturer rates power consumption on their AV receivers and how it relates to maximum available output power to your speakers? I can't tell you how many comments I've read on our forums or Youtube community alleging dishonest wattage claims based on the back panel power consumption of AV receivers. This article explores this topic to determine the truth. We give several product examples including power calculations which were vetted by the brands for accuracy. \n\nIf you think the back panel tells the whole story about the full capabilities of your AVR with respect to power, you need to read this article to see what's really up.\n\nRead: Receiver Back Panel Power Consumption vs Max Output Power \n\n\nThe above example shows a 140wpc x 11 Pioneer receiver which is speced to output 880 watts max output power. So how can it only consume 340 watts? Did it break the laws of physics? Read the article.