cant shut off c555es w remote?

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  1. Warren Hubbs

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    why is there no way of shutting off the 555es with the remote?...i use the mx500....is there a way to find discrete on/off comands?....thank you for your time
     
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    You are out of luck. The unit can only be turned on/off from the front panel. This is typical of CD players, which I never understood. Every DVD player I've owned has supported power on/off by remote, but I've never owned a CD player with this function.
     
  3. Warren Hubbs

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    thanx for the reply.....on it stays............any down side to this?
     
  4. Chas_T

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    Warren,

    I never understood why there is no power switch on the 555ES. You've opened up a can of worms about electronics on/off.

    I am old enough to remember the days of channel changing by getting off the sofa and doing it by hand, so it's not a bother to me.

    What I do is when I power my system on, I just leave it on for the day and then shut it off at night. Different strokes for different folks.
     
  5. Joe Cole

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    My XA777Es is the same way. The reason is to keep added noise to a minimum. Remote on/off switches add noise.
     
  6. David Berry

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    Warren,

    I plug my 555ES directly into my Denon 3802, thus when I power up the receiver, the SACD player turns on as well.
     
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    Hey, I have the 555ES also and wondered if there is a way to fast forward to a certain point in a song from the front panel of the unit. It's is easily done with the remote, but need a way to use the front panel, thanks.
     
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    When I sold HT stuff, most Sony's had this dopey feature, i.e. a mechanical on/off button. Extremely irritating! And doesn't that 555ES cost around $800? [​IMG]
    BTW, my Technics SL-PG4 single-disc CD player that I bought last May has an electronic on/off button. So does my parent's 1995 model Technics carousel player (sorry, Technics/Panasonic stuff always gets ragged on, but I have much experience with it and like their equipment).
    LJ
     
  9. John Royster

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    Generally electronic power switches are avoided with nicer gear. The switching causes noise.

    DOH, Joe already covered this.
     
  10. Warren Hubbs

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    When I sold HT stuff, most Sony's had this dopey feature, i.e. a mechanical on/off button. Extremely irritating! And doesn't that 555ES cost around $800?
    paid $600 ...best sounding cd player i ever had........i didnt realize it was a noise issue......not a big deal...anything for cleaner sound [​IMG]
     
  11. LanceJ

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    A power switch a noise issue? A simple on/off circuit (solid-state gate or mechanical relay) for the power supply??? At the risk of sounding like a flamer, that sounds like golden ear audio voodoo. High-end manufacturers like to tout this "feature" because many of these same mom-n-pop boutique operations just plain can't afford to incorporate remote control circuits (& their associated software) of ANY kind into their equipment, much less the remote itself.
    Over at an audiophile forum, someone tried to convince me the power switch ITSELF--as far as what it's metal contacts were made of--could audibly affect the sound of a component.
    I couldn't stop giggling.
    LJ
     
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    Lance said:
     

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