Leaving Class A amp on all the time

I have a Llano 300-S amplifier that is 300 wpc Class A into 8 ohms. I hear people talk about leaving equipment on at all times and not shutting them off. On an amp such as this, would leaving it on be beneficial (I'm assuming so from threads I've read)? If so, what will I hear? Also, by leaving an amp on, what part are you "wearing out" by leaving it on ........ I've heard that the capacitors are the things that wear the most? I'm especially wondering this since it is a Class A amplifier and when it sets it's pretty warm, versus an A/B amplifier. Thanks much.

Showing 1 response by keis

Try leaving it on if you can afford the electric bill. Class A amp have an idle current for bias that draws much more power then any other class of amp when running silent.