Quicker warm up advice for pass labs amp

I know in the manual it states mim. one hr. But I find myself longing for that sweet sound that they are so famous for all too soon! Thought somebody out there may have had experience warming up alephs quicker. Please let me in your secrets. I really need my audio fix as soon I get home from work THESE DAY'S. these day's(Jackson Brown song?).
nedlabs_stereo You are making lots of careless posts on here.Do your homework before throwing out advise! The Pass Alephs run continuos Class A and at a constant draw of current.They have oil capacitors that dry out in 10-50 years under normal use.Pass Labs does not recommend leaving them on all the time for this reason.Besides your electric bills would be enormous due to the constant high current draw.PHILIFREAK, get a timer and set it to turn the amp on 1-2 hours before you get home.This is the best way to get your fix when you get home.
Make sure that timer is plenty stout!
There is no REAL solution to warm up time other than having the unit turned on. David's suggestion of a timer may have some validity, but you better make sure that it is a unit rated for high current draw. Something designed for an air conditioner might work pretty good. As to whether or not it would generate more noise into the electrical circuit is debatable. Myself, i see nothing wrong with leaving the amps tuned on all the time. As a technician, i will flatly tell you that turn on surges do way more harm than leaving the unit on AS LONG as the unit is well ventilated. This means it must have at least 8 - 12" of clearance above it and nothing on the sides of it. I have several power amps that idle between 130* - 150* measured directly at the top of the heatsink. Since heat rises, this is a pretty good indication of how hot the unit is running. These amps stay on all the time WITHOUT air conditioning turned on in the house. The only time that i've had a problem with an amp was after turning it off for a period of time and then turning it on. The in-rush current level was so high as the power supply tried to fill the capacitor bank that it caused the bridge rectifier to partially fail. For the record, this amp was designed by Nelson Pass. This is not to bad-rap him or his designs. On the contrary, i love them. Two of the several amps that never get turned off are models that Nelson built and designed. Sean >
Nedlabs-you need another hobby! YOU worked for Pass Labs!!!! What! a cleaner! I spoke to Paul from Pass on the Phone a couple years ago and I stand by my above advise.You should grow up and stop trying to impress ao much.Its not working.Worked for Pass Labs!!?? OK.
Just for kicks, I looked up some maybe relevant facts. The optical bias Threshold e Series were designed to typically idle between 45 and 50 degrees centigrade. The Aleph 5 at 55C. And the Pass X Series at 45C. The only mention I found regarding leaving any of the amps on is on page 5 of the X Series operating manual: "It will not hurt the amplifier to be left either in operating or stand-by mode constantly, but it is potentially a waste of energy." Does five or ten degrees in the Aleph make a difference? I doubt it. My money's on reducing the number of thermal cycles. Your mileage may vary :-)
I use an Aleph 5 and on weekends I leave it continuously on. For after work use, consider this, after a day at work and following a commute, it's probably the worst time of day to really listen to music. Your body's too wound up and your ears have probably been bombarded with noise. Take some time to chill out before doing any serious listening. Your emotional state is just as important as the state of your equipment. I know, I'm being real deep.
nerdlab-as I posted earlier,I stand by my position.My converssation with Pass over this issue is good enough for me.You posted earler you personally worked WITH Nelson Pass.Please explain what you did and when and where.Thank you,I am very interested to hear about your experiences with Mr.Pass......
If nothing else, I want to know why Nedlabs is incapable of using a lower case character.
I'm with you Nhorton. In my spare time I moderate two chat rooms. As most of us know, using all caps on the www means you are screaming and is universally considered quite rude. The most popular response cappers give for their behavior is "it's my trademark". The only cure seems to be booting them back into cyberspace where at least they can annoy someone else. In all but extreme cases it works quite well :-)