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Old 3rd May 2014, 10:55 PM   #1
hapinoregon is offline hapinoregon  United States
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Default Leave Amp Camp Amp Powered ON or OFF??

In the past I always left my solid state amps power on. Should I do the same with my Amp Camp Amp, or should I power it down when not listening? I do get a slight, but noticeable, "thump" from my speakers when I turn the ACAs off...

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Old 4th May 2014, 12:13 AM   #2
OllBoll is offline OllBoll  Sweden
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As it is Class A it makes sense to power it off when you are not listening.
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Old 5th May 2014, 03:10 AM   #3
e_fortier is offline e_fortier  Canada
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Leave Amp Camp Amp Powered ON or OFF??
I had the same issue at power ON and OFF so I simply added a switch (see red square in the attached file) at the output.

Make sure you turn it off before powering ON or OFF.

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Old 5th May 2014, 10:14 AM   #4
AndrewT is offline AndrewT  Scotland
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Could you have a "standby" switch that reduces bias current by relay bypassing?
Keeps it warm, but much less consumption.
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