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Can you leave this synth on 24/7
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Astral



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:23 am    Post subject: Can you leave this synth on 24/7 Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Is it ok to leave equipment turned on 24/7 in particular the A6?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I wouldn't do it - I think you might have a problem with the power supply - these are rare to find.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

for the cpu might be oke, for the power and screen ( and enviroment ) maybe not such a good idea.
i wouldn't do it
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:19 pm    Post subject: NEVER DO IT Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Once edit the midi I always recording for first my analog devices (SuperJupiter and A6) because i want switch off if not used because PSU, LCD display and other analog elements.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I worked for a large broadcasting firm that insisted all electronics be left on at all times. This is because turning a device on stresses it the most, in a similar way to when you stress a car engine by starting it. Devices with electric motors suffer with this method, so often sense switches were installed for these to disable motors. They took this fairly seriously. I think the best rule would be only to turn off the device if you arent using it for a while. Turning a device on and off repeatedly will definately shorten it's life.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Lovechld2000 wrote:
I worked for a large broadcasting firm that insisted all electronics be left on at all times. This is because turning a device on stresses it the most, in a similar way to when you stress a car engine by starting it. Devices with electric motors suffer with this method, so often sense switches were installed for these to disable motors. They took this fairly seriously. I think the best rule would be only to turn off the device if you arent using it for a while. Turning a device on and off repeatedly will definately shorten it's life.


The main reason a large facility will leave equipment on 24/7 is due to the cut in electricity bills. Any equipment from a synth to the light bulbs in the ceilings uses the most power upon it's initial turn on/boot, you easily check this by viewing any electricity meter alongside flicking enough switches.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

If you were in a room with no risk of glitches to the power supply, no dramatic temperature changes, or humidity changes, sure, stable state is best. However, even under those conditions, continuous on, since the LCD panel doesn't have a timer and auto-switch-off, will lead to the LCD burning out sooner, since it's basically got a "light bulb" illuminating it with only so many years of use present in it.

Even more so, chances are good in this world, these days, that you'll have power outs, even if temporary, power surges, brownouts, noise on the line from heavy equipment indoors or out, etc. etc. etc. and all of this puts your electronics at risk. If you have thunderstorms, even more so -- one strike under the right circumstances will blow everything connected, even with surge protectors and the like.

No, I'd just keep it on for the period you're using it, that's probably safest.
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kola



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

How about a compromise.

Turn it on an hour before you plan to use it. Then turn it of as you go to bed / leave the studio for the day.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

i paid something like 50 euro for a chip ( 2 voices , 1/2 , 3/4 etc )
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