On or off question...


For a solid state amp. ( Adcom gfa 555)is it best to keep it turned on ,or off . I listen about 10 to 15 hours of music per week. I also have an Audio Research pre amp ( SP 9 MK III) which I turn off because of the tubes . Both are protected .Thanks.
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Check out the following thread:

http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr.pl?htech&1228170308

Regards,
-- Al
I think this forum needs a frequently asked question section.

I think this forum needs a frequently asked question section.
Outstanding idea!
But to the question. Turn it off until you plan to listen, then turn it on 15 minutes prior to listening.
I leave my system on 24 / 7.
If it cost a bundle and you want it to last forever because there's a good chance it just might, leave it on. If you can afford to replace it when it dies and it is likely to fall apart anyway, turn it off and on.
I have an original GFA555 right next to me here (listening to it right now in my home office). It's been ON for 20 years. Nuff' said.