I turn my stuff off when i'm not going to be using it. It produces heat, and that heat builds up over time. It also increases the electricity bill. I don't think there is any hard proof that leaving devices like receivers on improves lifetime, just theories, and if anything i'd bet it'd vary from receiver to receiver. Some receivers will have certain parts fail before others.
Do what you prefer in my opinion.
Originally Posted by CheezCake
I don't have the technical details of exactly how it works as I am not the sound specialist nor an engineer but I can pass out info from the experienced, is that the longer you leave the audio system on (receiver, amps, speakers (amplified)) the better it will sound. There is something about warming up the capacitors in every components circuit board. It sound "meh" right after you cold booting or restarting the computer. But after a week it's sounding better, less harsh / roughness. After 2 weeks the roughness is reduced and less fatiguing. After 3 weeks things really turn around. Roughness is minimal and increased silkiness with better treble extensions and increased micro detail. It gets better after 4 weeks. It may not be noticeable much on systems with stock cables with people with less-than-stellar / average hearing. With some of the aftermarket cables the difference will differ more drastically, but depends on the manufacturers / models.
Seem to be trying really hard to justify blowing $58,000 on cables with $1,000 speakers? I googled these cables and your video was the first thing that came up. I am actually baffled and had to comment. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96zQ5177peg
It sounds like crap because you are listening through your crappy audio system. You stupid tard. Go get the real power cables so you can have some sound.
Blame the poor camera although it actually captures sound pretty descent. Most importantly blame your ears. Maybe you've got bunch of wax built up in your canals... Go to see a doctor, hollow head from Denmark.
The fact your would blame his audio setup when watching a video on youtube recorded through a camera speaks volumes about your character and your knowledge of audio. While there is some small truth to what you say about cables, you are blowing it way
out of proportion and went far
beyond what is realistic from cables.
I just had Patrick starting building me a new cable, Unreal Power 5M Ultra. This was $14k final price but the price has just gone up to $40k. You can't afford it now because you wasted time *****ing about the cables and prices and saying how these make no difference and you gotta have a $100k audio receivers / amps. Skeptics are so stupid beyond imaginable.
I am 100% sure your speakers connected to a $100k receiver/amp, or even $20k receiver/amp, would sound worlds better than $58k cables.
I think my favorite part was in the second video where it says "Tree fiber/crystals in the perfect ratio". It's so obviously a scam, but it only takes 1 guy to buy into it for him to profit. Congrats on being that guy... I can't believe you bought that cable for $40,000. Oh wait you got it for only $14,000, what a steal!
You admitted you have no knowledge of how this stuff works, and i'm telling you right now... You are getting scammed. Take my word for it, or don't, it's your money. I'm just amazed you are calling other
people stupid.Edited by Murlocke - 10/4/13 at 10:59am