My X-05 has no "standby" function, as many CD players do. Do you Esoteric owners leave your players on all the time or shut them down. I was wondering whether, even when shut off, the internals are effectively in a "standby" mode. Just asking, as I hate the sound of cold digital players. Thanks.
I have an X03-SE and leave it on all the time (took over 1,000 hours to break in so it ain't ever going off). Warm up is about a half hour or so. If you don't leave a disc in while it is not playing, it uses less power.