Originally Posted by drewTT
Anyone leaving their amps on 24/7? I left mine on for a day and I could swear it sounds a little bit purer. Not a huge difference by any means but interesting. So I looked into my manual and they do recommend leaving it on all the time for best performance. It does pull about 140 watts at idle though. Gets pretty toasty too. Not sure if it is worth the wear.
I keep my Simaudio amps on 24/7. They sound better that way. If they've been off for a while, it takes a couple hours for them to sound normal, and sometimes I hear a further improvement the next day. The 2-channel W-5LE idles at 48W and the 5-channel Titan idles at 75W. Neither gets beyond a little warm.
When I put my Class A Luxman in the system, it takes about 20-30 minutes of warmup to sound its best, but I can't leave that on 24/7.
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