I am new to all this hifi home audio equipment.. i have purchased my first 2 emotiva amps and tower and center channel speaker
I am working with a marantz 5012 Emotiva xpa 3 gen 2 And the new basx 2 channel amp i am still waiting arrival on
Xpa 3 is powering my definitive tech bp 9060 towers and center channel And the basx 2 channel will power the atmos speakers....
I plan on buying another to power the rears as well
My main question here is!!!!
Is it ok to leave these amps powered up 24/7 os should they be powered down when not used?
I am waiting for trigger switches also.
I just wanted to make sure it be ok or not untill the items arrived
I would turn the amps off when not in use for a few reasons. The biggest is that you are just wasting a lot of energy with the amps just sitting idle. Second although less important is while you won’t damage the amps, you are running power through the board and in some way that has to lower overall life of the units. I use triggers (you can buy them at bestbuy etc as the are just 3.5mm single headphone connections), or just turn the amps off on the front button when not in use. If you mean do you need to flip the main power switch in the rear the answer for that is no.
When you say you’re waiting for trigger switches.. what does that mean ? just daisy chain the triggers on the amps so they all trigger from the single output on the marantz. If you don’t mind the extra power the amps will use form being on, have at it. Many old audiophiles believe you can only get the best sound from your amps after they’ve been warmed up for a a couple hours. You’re ready to go right from the second you sit down.
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Post by audiosyndrome on May 3, 2018 21:21:41 GMT -5
Solid state equipment can be left on 24/7 with no degradation. Tube equipment not so much. IMH and experienced opinions.
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You can also use an amazon alexa to turn them on and off with your voice.
I got an alexa enabled smart plug ($13) and an Emotiva ET-3 ($40). I plugged the ET-3 in to the smart plug. And then plugged the ET-3 wire in to the appropriate amp and then daisy chained the rest. I use the Amazon alexa (my echo dot) to turn on/off the smart plug. This in turn turns on/off the et-3 which turns on/off the amp.
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