Powering on a "cold" receiver

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  1. Brent_j

    Brent_j Stunt Coordinator

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    I have heard that its generally not a good idea to start passing signals or turning up the volume through your "cold" receiver until it has had time to properly "warm" up for a couple of minutes??
    Is there any substance to this argument, or is it just a bunch of hooey??

    Brent.
     
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    Shrug... I hit the power button on the reciever and start playing immediately.

    I could see a warmup period if your reciever was tube based... but a modern? nah
     
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    The sound may change a bit as a solid state warms up, but we aren't talking about a carbureted car here. If you are talking about running it after it has been unplugged, there may be some merit to that, as the capacitors haven't had time to store any charge, but just daily use, I'd call it BS. My dad has a stereo receiver that is over 30yrs old and we never waited for it to "warm up" [​IMG]
     
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    on the same note, power amps...do you leave them on? or turn them off after each use?
     
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    My amps remain on stand-by as well. Even in this mode, they stay a little warm.
     
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    That's not an issue with SS gear. Power them on and let them go.
     
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    Thaks for the input!

    Brent.
     

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