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Simple question about my new purchase that doesn't have its own section on these boards
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jppeterson
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I didn't see a section dedicated to monitors, so I thought I'd ask this total noob question here. I recently purchased a pair of E8's with a T10 and just want to know, should I turn them off when not in use, or is ok to just leave them on when I go to bed or work?
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I'd turn them off.
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jppeterson
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mwright137 wrote:I'd turn them off.


Cool, thanks. I have been, but it's at least once sometimes twice a day. I anticipate using these for a looong time, so wasn't sure if there'd be an issue with switches wearing out or something.
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I would just be more worried about what could happen if a stray signal got into the line and I wasn't there to catch it than switches that are probably rated for upwards of 10,000 power cycles.
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On the other hand, this has been brought up before, and the word comes down that Presonus products designed to be able to be left running... if desired.

There are arguments both ways, the fact is, most failures of electrical/electronic products happens on powerup....At the place where my father worked, they had a radio that was turned on in 1958, to my knowledge it still is there and working...has never been shut down, and since it is a power generating facility never had a "voltage" condition other than constant, pure Edison.
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Im 1/2 and 1/2 on this... I leave my whole studio up and ready to go most of the time... Maybe shut off the PC if not in actual use but if i am around it is all on all the time... throw back from the old analog studio days is we had it on and had less problems with gear popping a cap or I/C on a power cycle... we always used big daddy power conditioners and the analog console power supply was always running as were the Tape machines and Pultecs and DDLs and other rack gear... Tube amps too... they seemed to never die.... some gear has fans and motors or the like and we would shut a few things down but for the most part the studio was ON! Home studio... different story... speshly with puters and stuff... wife factor, energy cost etc...
first puter i got for the studio was the original Mac SE... we used it for MIDI before DAWS... it was never turned off till we replaced it... I still have it in storage... still works but the power supply is funky now from sitting unused...
our first Digital Audio system was a Sonic Solutions... we left it all on all the time
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Wasn't expecting such in depth replies. I have all my gear hooked up through a furman conditioner, so that should help there. I think I may still err on the side of caution just for the simple fact that if the monitors are on when my interface loses power(pc shuts down for auto update) then there is a little pop...as much as I'd love to leave everything ready to rock at a moments notice. Thanks for the insights fellas.
 
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