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12 hours ago, Raffinator said:

 




Seriously though, if he could put an IsoRegen board inside of the chassis and power it, I think that would be a great combo. Or take apart a ultraRendu board and have the streamer already included.


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Do users leave these devices switched on?

I was told there was a reason to do so but I haven't found any information.

In other threads there are stated reasons not to leave devices switched on.

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I would not recommend leaving them permanently switched as there is no sonic benefit.

Also Electrolytic Capapaciors have a definate life time (rated in hours on the data sheet) so by leaving it on

you are wearing them out quicker.

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Hi Clay, this last recommendation - not to leave devices switched on permanently - is this just for your PS or for all of your products, especially the DAC?  You had recommended previously to leave the Klein on 24/7.  I have the Klein II and find that it sounds better after being on for a while.

 

Andrew

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Hi Andrew & nice to hear from you.

From a technical point of view I would not recommend leaving any piece of audio equipment permanently switched on as doing so will shorten it’s lifespan. (This applies to all electronic equipment) It’s mainly the capacitors which are actually slowly wearing out when powered up. This is often why old amplifiers sound flat & simply replacing all the capacitors brings them back to new performance.

Howerever I do agree that some audio components sound better when they are well warmed up & have been on for a few hours.

It is a bit of trade off I guess - do you want that instant optimal sound each day/evening when you first start playing music or are you happy to wait a little while. 

The capacitor lifetime is directly related to temperature - the hotter they are the quicker they wear out. 

If a piece of equipment is relatively cool when powered on then leaving it on permanently is not going to shorten its life much.

Hot runing gear is the reverse so in that case even after a couple of years of permanent power operation the performance will definately be dropping off. I was a NAD sevice agent & often with the hot running amps power supply capacitors needed replacing before the two year warranty had expired.

My advise would be just switch everything on about thirty minutes before any serious listening. 

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