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Why not place the power switch in front or side? (Read 1159 times)
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Why not place the power switch in front or side?
10/02/17 at 22:19:11
 
The amps I have owned with the power switches in the rear are meant to be left on 24/7.  Just wondering why it's in the rear and behind the transformer, for the Super Zen at least.  Wouldn't a switch in the side or front be more accesible for switching power on and off?
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Re: Why not place the power switch in front or side?
Reply #1 - 10/02/17 at 22:33:58
 
Placing a switch on the rear of equipment reduces the amount AC wiring that comes near signal circuits. They may seem to be inconvenient, but have a purpose in mind.
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Re: Why not place the power switch in front or side?
Reply #2 - 10/03/17 at 16:32:07
 
Exactly what 4krow said. It keeps the mains power as short and away from the input tube as possible.

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Reply #3 - 10/04/17 at 02:41:38
 
ok, makes sense. thanks.
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Re: Why not place the power switch in front or side?
Reply #4 - 10/04/17 at 03:28:11
 
 Man, can I ever relate. Makes me wonder just how much I missed for years. I used headphones mostly to evaluate recordings or to some degree how the room was affecting the sound. The HD600's were good all right, but that was all the attention that I gave them. Now with such an impressive synergy from my present headphone setup, I prefer them to speakers!
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Re: Why not place the power switch in front or side?
Reply #5 - 10/04/17 at 19:39:01
 
I went the opposite way, I probably went through 20 - 30 headphones. Now I have the Focal Elear plugged into a Chord Hugo. It's a great setup. However, I still prefer speakers any day, even with all the room distortion. The very wide lifelike soundstage with all the instruments playing on it is hard to beat.
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Re: Why not place the power switch in front or side?
Reply #6 - 10/04/17 at 20:25:08
 
I am not sure what happened here, but my response was supposed to end up in the Headphone thread.
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