Author Topic: Keeping hv power amp on  (Read 2369 times)

Offline santoshlv426

Re: Keeping hv power amp on
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2019, 08:57:36 AM »
Put it off when not in use. We should all be doing our bit to "save electricity". 3

Offline charles

Re: Keeping hv power amp on
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2019, 08:59:21 AM »
Agree with VALVAGLO

Switch it off when not in use.

I had some instruments that had crystal ovens, that you keep on.

This is audio, not RF
« Last Edit: September 17, 2019, 09:01:44 AM by charles »

Offline TimbaLand

Re: Keeping hv power amp on
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2019, 10:19:05 AM »
All my power amps have 12v triggers except this one and so far I do my best to remember to switch off which is a schlep because all others are automated and sometimes I forget to switch off and when its off sometimes I forget to switch it on when I want to watch a movie. Solution will be a 12v trigger
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Re: Keeping hv power amp on
« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2019, 12:26:18 PM »
^^ Old age is a terrible thing.... :giggle:


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Offline Razr

Re: Keeping hv power amp on
« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2019, 12:37:15 PM »
you could look for one of these I bought a similar one from incredible a few years ago and it has one master which is my avr and the rest is on the slave so the power is cut to all the slaves if the avr is off and when I turn the avr on its switches the others on

https://mybroadband.co.za/news/energy/146623-power-saving-multi-plug-launched-in-south-africa.html

Offline TimbaLand

Re: Keeping hv power amp on
« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2019, 03:22:56 PM »
you could look for one of these I bought a similar one from incredible a few years ago and it has one master which is my avr and the rest is on the slave so the power is cut to all the slaves if the avr is off and when I turn the avr on its switches the others on

https://mybroadband.co.za/news/energy/146623-power-saving-multi-plug-launched-in-south-africa.html

Thanks. I will look for it
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Offline Ampdog

Re: Keeping hv power amp on
« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2019, 05:10:10 AM »
As contributed before: My integrated transistor amp is an 80 + 80W stereo unit, drawing some 20W when not producing programme. I have left it on for some 17 years now, excluding vacations and power cuts (it does not seem to mind Eishkom's shenanigans, but slow power-up feature built in).

Not a burning reason for keeping it on, simply slight preference: components stabilising, the usual. (Power caps still in good nick for those considering this an endurance test; mostly Philips and Hitano.)
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Re: Keeping hv power amp on
« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2019, 08:49:55 AM »
Mark Levinson 23.5 consumes 225w at idle. Gets turned off every night.
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Offline scrarfussi

Re: Keeping hv power amp on
« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2019, 10:02:56 AM »
As contributed before: My integrated transistor amp is an 80 + 80W stereo unit, drawing some 20W when not producing programme. I have left it on for some 17 years now, excluding vacations and power cuts (it does not seem to mind Eishkom's shenanigans, but slow power-up feature built in).

Not a burning reason for keeping it on, simply slight preference: components stabilising, the usual. (Power caps still in good nick for those considering this an endurance test; mostly Philips and Hitano.)


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Offline GECO

Re: Keeping hv power amp on
« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2019, 08:17:30 AM »
I concur on that. I never switch it off.

Offline Morne Coetzee

Re: Keeping hv power amp on
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2019, 01:36:25 PM »
Mark Levinson 23.5 consumes 225w at idle. Gets turned off every night.

Try 500w for No.33H
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Re: Keeping hv power amp on
« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2019, 03:34:07 PM »
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Offline Morne Coetzee

Re: Keeping hv power amp on
« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2019, 06:09:33 PM »
Proper amps. ;)

My apologies, had a quick look at the spec sheet: quoted "Typical power consumption: 540W ±5% at idle"  and since they are monoblocks and there are 2 = 1080W per hour, then add another 3000W to run the A/C to prevent the room from catching on fire  :flame:  :ROFLMAO:

Would be interesting to see how much that would cost per month with Gauteng's current prepaid power tariff per kW/Hr.

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Offline TimbaLand

Re: Keeping the power amp on
« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2019, 06:29:35 AM »
On the real I see no benefit in keeping it on especially mine which is for height speakers
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Offline BJ

Re: Keeping the power amp on
« Reply #29 on: September 22, 2019, 06:31:59 AM »
On the real I see no benefit in keeping it on especially mine which is for height speakers

But then your height’s will be drifting ALL the time  :giggle:
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