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    Just checking to see if anyone else does this and/or if it would cause problems in the future. I have a set of JBL powered monitors and it can be a pain in the ass to get to the back of them to turn them on. I have a furman rack power switch and was thinking of using that switch to turn them on and off with my other rack equipment. In other words, leave the monitors in the "on" position and just use the furman to turn on and off. Issues?
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    That is what I do. Never had a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmys69 View Post
    That is what I do. Never had a problem.
    Thanks! Makes things so much easier
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    Only time I have heard issue is with power amps external to monitors and the power off before shutting down thing where you would get a loud !pop!.
    Never had that with self powered monitors.
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    +1 my LSR8s are wired to a power strip that sits in front of me.
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    To be more accurate, my Furman supplies power to my audio monitors, interfaces, video monitors, and all other outboard analog gear. Never the computers. They are all on their own UPS unit and get shut down manually. Well, the office computer is on always. The recording PC I shut down when not in use.
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    I have two set ups in two different rooms. In the room I rarely use, everything turns on with the one switch.

    In the room I use most of the time, nothing gets turned off. It's all on 24/7.

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    I have mentioned wireless mains switches a few times on HR, can you guys in $$land not get them?

    I bought a set of 4 a few months ago. In addition to individual on/off there is a global "all on/off. I use mine for lights and another set for my domestic telly setup because some of the recorders need the occaisional "hard reset".

    They have the other safety benefit that in the event of a power outage (V rare here) they default off.

    I know folks have their reasons but leaving kit burning permanently is hardly helping Global Warming? Not doing your electrolytics much good either!

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    Seeing as the internet, the facility that allows us to discuss these things, consumes 70 billion kilowatt hours a year, I don't think my leaving my gear on 24/7 instead of say 12/7 is going to make much of a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gecko zzed View Post
    Seeing as the internet, the facility that allows us to discuss these things, consumes 70 billion kilowatt hours a year, I don't think my leaving my gear on 24/7 instead of say 12/7 is going to make much of a difference.
    WTGR Gecks, even if the whole of the UK went Carbon negative it would not do diddly because of the bloody US and China but we all have to do our bit. I get pissed off because people nowadays drive in perfect conditions and half of them have their fucking LIGHTS on! Anything from 25 to 110 watts being powered from a very inefficient heat engine.

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