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Those Damn Hard Power Buttons!

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by David Schamis, Sep 2, 2001.

  1. David Schamis

    David Schamis Stunt Coordinator

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    I just spent $1350 on the new Sony SACD 555ES, and the thing still has a hard power button.
    I am using it with a Integra Research RDC-7 pre and a PS Audio Power Plant, neither of which have a switched power plug.
    The RDC-7 has a 12V trigger, but the 555ES doesn't have an input.
    I am also using a Pronto remote.
    Any ideas?
    Thanks,
    David
     
  2. GordonL

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    Maybe I'm not understanding your problem, but couldn't you program your Pronto with a macro to turn on/off your Sony when you turn on/off the RDC-7?
     
  3. David Schamis

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    The Sony SACD player has a hard power button - in other words there is no IR command to turn it on and off, you need to do it manually on the unit.
    It is made to pair with Sony receivers where you can plug it in to the back of the receiver, which would switch it on and off.
    Hope this makes it more clear.
    David
     
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    David,
    That's brutal. I guess they assume receivers have switched outlets but that's a bad assumption.
    On a totally different topic, I've been looking at that player. How does it sound?
    Patrick
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  5. David Schamis

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    So far, I like it very much, but its only been one day so far.
    My theory is that a Sony ES SACD player, which they developed, is very close to any high-end player you are going to get.
    It makes much more sense to put the money towards high-end pre and power amps.
    I paid $1350 for the 555ES at J&R Music in NYC.
    David
     
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    I'm thinking all I need is a AC outlet that is switched by a 12V trigger, which I do have on the RDC-7.
    Anyone know where I can get one?
    David
     
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    You could always go with an x-10 appliance module. I did this with my older tape deck before I did away with it completely. You could even add an additonal IR-RF transceiver so that you could even use your Pronto.
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    David,
    I have the 333ES which is essentially the exact same unit without multi-channel.
    I just leave mine on. There's absolutely no harm in just leaving it on. A CD Player really doesn't draw any power unless it's playing a disc, so the power draw on it is minimal. By leaving it on it's always ready and warmed up, just hit play and it's ready to go.
    Is there a reason why you don't want to just leave it on?
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