Why No Power Button on Some Phono Stages?
I am upgrading my phono stage, and several of the ones I have shortlisted do not have a power switch/on-off button.
Why is this? Is the user supposed to keep it powered up all the time, or manually unplug the power each time?
I know certain electronics are supposed to have better sound once they have reached thermal equilibrium, but that doesn't mean I want to keep it powered up 24/7.
Switching the phono stage power off from the power strip is a PIA, as it would switch all of my other components off, and I'd lose by tuner settings.
I want to choose the phono stage by sound quality, but an on/off switch is a major convenience factor for me. Why do some manufacturers leave it off?