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Amp - leave on or turn off when not in use

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by pr1uk, Dec 25, 2003.

  1. pr1uk

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    after reading a response in another thread and in a differant group i was interested in someones comments i.e

    "(Assuming you don't switch the amp off either, which you wouldn't if its a decent amp)"

    now i have a decent Amp and have always turned it off when i go out or overnight, so come on lads and lassies whats the best thing to do leave to amp on or turn it off.
     
  2. marck

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    Always leave on, unless you are going away for a period of time.

    It is the same principle as a car - it will always run smoother when warmed up!!
    :D
     
  3. Jules

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    I now turn mine completely off over night and just switch it on half an hour or so before viewing to let it warm up.

    I have several reasons for doing this:

    1) If I leave the amp in standby (Denon A1SE) and we have a power outage, it swithes ON when the power returns. Very annnoying! Obviously if its completely off, it stays off.

    2) Such a monstrous amplifier drinks alot of juice, and the electricity bill went down quite a lot when I stopped leaving it on.

    3) Because it's a decent amp and well built, I reckon it will withstand years of switching ON / OFF before it packs up.

    4) Its connected to a good surge protector to protect it from any possible damaging surges at switch on.

    5) I'm doing my little tiny bit for the environment, which makes me feel better inside.
     
  4. wookie

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    don't leave anything on unless I have to.

    If I am listening to music I leave amp running for half an hour or so before craking.
     
  5. wookie

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    :D

    Oh yeah, let's leave our cars ticking over on the drive as well!
    Only Joking marck .
     
  6. pr1uk

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    thank you all for your answers and i have to agree with you Jules for a start mines a big one and drinks electric. i know it takes a little time to warm up but i cannot see why it should be left on just for that reason.

    merry xmas all
     
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    I don't leave anything on either. Faults can crop up much more quicker if a piece of Hardware is left up switched on! What I do is I switch on my rack an hour before use. for everything to warm up.
     
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    i put everything on standby (inc Amp) when i am out or overnight, but i always power off the TV never know why but i do.
     
  9. gpa

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    Leave it on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. bob1

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    Turn it off !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. laurie

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    With my Kenwood amp if I switch it off I have to re-enter all of the speaker distance and a few other settings which is quite annoying I'm not too sure if this applies to other or newer amps as they may store these settings in memory![battery]
    cheers laurie
     

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