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post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by Epitope View Post
I think it is more of a *pop* than a true surge. It's not that the current will fry the amp, but that the loud pop could damage your speakers. That's what I would be afraid of anyways. I always turn my volume to zero on my stereo before connecting or disconnecting anything for that reason.
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Originally Posted by kpopsaranghae View Post
That's exactly what i was thinking... But after my last pair of BX5a's had some amp issues within a week, I'm starting to become a little precautious...... and paranoid XD
Hmm... well, really, what I'd say is this:

If it makes you feel safer switching on your speakers after booting into Windows, then do it. It's not a really big deal, and you could just turn the volume down instead of actually turning off the amp.

But if you'll just feel like an idiot doing it and it doesn't actually make any popping sound when switching on, I don't see any reason to do it.
post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by EvoBeardy View Post
I used to run my audio out into my Amp 24/7, left the Amp on all the time unless I was leaving the house for more than a day.

As long as you make sure it's not turned up full whack before you turn the PC on, you should be perfectly fine. The only thing it'll really do is the pop that's mentioned, if it's up too loud, it's the audio signal travelling through it initially that does that, much like playing an audio tape back in the day with it turned up.

My brother has his desktop speakers on pretty much 24/7 aswell, so the audio's there all the time.
Just make it a habit to turn keep that volume at the right position.
Well on my BX5a's, my volume is set to like.... the 4th dot... which is well below 50% of the maximum output. So, would I be safe then?
post #23 of 25
Why not just cut down the volume as you turn off the pc? Then you will be covered the next time you cut on the pc. If you want to cut it on first or last that is up to you. But i see no reason to leave the volume at 50%.
post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by KILLER_K View Post
Why not just cut down the volume as you turn off the pc? Then you will be covered the next time you cut on the pc. If you want to cut it on first or last that is up to you. but i see no reason to leave the volume at 50%.
Lol, the reason i leave the volume that low is because it is LOUD. Lol, even at this volume it easily fills my room.

And because, each speaker has its own volume knob, and it is on the back.... and I don't want to be messing with them too much, then I will be having one side louder than the other x.x
post #25 of 25
When to turn them on?I don't shut them off.
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