I was Browsing Tweeter last night. I went into one of the theater rooms which had a B&K ref 30 with 7250 + 2220 amps driving Sonusfabers (grand piano l/r) all around with a REL subwoofer. All the A/V equipment was plugged to the back of a Monster power conditioner (forget the model number but it was the top of the line in the store). The power conditioner was displaying the total current consumed by all the equipment hooked to it. The movie playing was Toy Story 2. I put the first scene of the movie and cranked the ref 30 to the 0 db setting. Man did the opening chapter rock!!! but guess what? At no time during all the explosions and rumbling did the total current consumption go above 12 amps. This was a big room (bigger than most people's living rooms) and the ref 30 was at the 0 db setting and yet I was amazed that the current consumption never went above 12 amps. That makes me feel that most people's homes with 15 amp outlets are just fine for all their audio gear, be it a flagship receiver or a full blown separates setup. Plus if you have two dedicated outlets, one for your high powered gear like the amps and subwoofers and the other for the rest of your system you should be perfectly fine with a 15 amp outlet. Just makes me rest easy.