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AC Outlet on Receivers - Always live or not?

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Hi guys,

 

I noticed that a few receivers have an AC outlet on the back.

 

Can someone tell me whether this is constant or only live when the receiver is turned on?

 

The reason I ask is to see whether I can run a small active sub that does not have auto on/off?

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is it a denon/marantz. in which case the outlet is switched on when the unit is on. and off on standby.

 

I use the one on my denon to run a couple of silent ventilation fans…very convenient ….switches on when unit is on and off when off…which is handy :)

 

keep in mind the power draw limitations on these outlets :)

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It is an Onkyo.

 

It has 100w capability which is more than I need for a sub + a fan

 

This is what the owners manual says:

The TX-SR701/701E/601/601E is equipped with AC mains outlets
for connecting the power cords from other devices so that their
power is supplied through the TX-SR701/701E/601/601E. By doing
this, you can leave the connected device turned on and have the
STANDBY/ON button on the TX-SR701/701E/601/601E turn on

and off the device together with the TX-SR701/701E/601/601E

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a sub :O and a fan ?

 

a fan depending on what it is ..eg a little pc silent fan ok.

 

but a sub ? no way !  I can't imagine any sub only drawing 100 watts. 

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I am looking at a Sony SA-W10 which draws only 30W.

 

Even larger Yamaha subwoofers fall under 100W.

 

The audio setup is for my mom, and to be honest I think she would not want a sub (if she knew what it was), so I just want it to add that tiny little bit of depth/bass, not to rumble anything as then she'll ask me to get rid of it.

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Can anyone say whether the AC outlet on an amp is constant or only on when the amp is on?

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Can anyone say whether the AC outlet on an amp is constant or only on when the amp is on?

 

The instructions you quoted suggest that the power outlet is a switched one. 

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Can anyone say whether the AC outlet on an amp is constant or only on when the amp is on?

 

It depends on the exact model of amp - some are switched outlets and some are constantly powered. Some amps have a combination of the two!

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It is an Onkyo.

 

It has 100w capability which is more than I need for a sub + a fan

 

This is what the owners manual says:

The TX-SR701/701E/601/601E is equipped with AC mains outlets
for connecting the power cords from other devices so that their
power is supplied through the TX-SR701/701E/601/601E. By doing
this, you can leave the connected device turned on and have the
STANDBY/ON button on the TX-SR701/701E/601/601E turn on

and off the device together with the TX-SR701/701E/601/601E

 

Judging by this description, it is a switched AC outlet rather than being permanently powered.

 

Any connected devices are switched on simultaneously when you switch the amplifier on.

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one way to check if want to confirm....just plug a small low wattage table lamp into the outlet. switch the amp on and off see if the lamp goes on and off with it or stays permanently on :)

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