Originally Posted by dozer95667
Hey does anyone leave their A21 on all the time, and does it cost a lot in terms of energy use?
My audio trigger acts up a little bit - I have to crank it up kind of loud to get it to kick on. I bought an adapter to use the 12V trigger and it doesn't work (not sure if it is my wire, my adapter, my receiver, or my amp).
So I'm thinking of just switching it on and leaving it on constantly as I have with many other amps over the years.
Anybody know about what this costs per month in a power bill, and whether it is good for the amp to have it constantly idling?
I'm not sure if leaving your amp on all the time, over time would have any detrimental effects. There is a solution......... find a 12v power adapter (Radio Shack) and hook that to a power strip and attach the other end to your amplifier. To get your amp up and running, simply switch the power strip button to "on" and your amp should power up as it would with a 12v trigger wire coming from the receiver or pre/pro. Yeah, it requires that you get up and throw the switch every time you power up but at least the amp won't be "on" 24/7/365.
My system requires me to go through a five step process to get it all up and running with proper HDMI handshakes and stuff.
1st), I turn on the TV
2nd), I switch on the power conditioner which supplies power to my C-2 controller, Oppo blu-ray and HSU subwoofer
3rd), I switch on the power strip that supplies power to the array of cabinet fans and also supplies power to my two computer monitors that give me OSD capabilities for my C-2 and Oppo
4th), I power up the Oppo and
5th), I power up the C-2 which also triggers the two amplifiers.
All in all, it takes me about 30 seconds.