when shutting down my system the speakers squak


i have jbl three way loud speakers, they are tri amped. im using sae power amps from the late 70s and early 80s. no matter how i shut the system down, preamp off first and power amps second or the other way around, i get ungodly squaking sounds from my speakers. my power amps are plugged into a adcom line enhancer. no one ive talked to knows why this occurs and how to remedy this problem, do you?
airborneman
Turn your volume level to ZERO before you shut off anything...
>>"no matter how i shut the system down, preamp off first and power amps second or the other way around, i get ungodly squaking sounds from my speakers."<<
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You should turn off the power amp first. Turn on the power amp last.

Also when you turn off the power amp no signal should be flowing. By chance do you have a mute switch on your preamp. If so try setting the mute switch to mute then shut off the power amp. See if that helps. You are turning off the power amp with the switch on the power amp aren't you.
Jim
Turn the amp off leave the preamp on all of the time. It uses very little power and will last longer and sound better.
Since the speakers are triamped you must (ought to) have an electronic crossover. This should be powered up and down with the preamp, not the power amps.
Being as I have remote input selection, I switch to an unused input;then power off. This squak might be tied to using 3 amps---or your line enhancer---or both.
Some amplifiers have capacitors that discharge when the power is shut down to them. Your SAE's might be one of these-I had a PS Audio amp that did that, it made an awful cracking sound when I shut it down, so I left it on all the time.
I had the same problem with a 25 year old Bryston 3B and was told Some amplifiers have capacitors that discharge when the power is shut down to them as well. Most of the time I just left the amp and preamp on, which I believe sounded better because it was always warmed up readt to go.