One switch to rule them all...

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by rockstarjoe, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. rockstarjoe macrumors 6502a

    rockstarjoe

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    I have a Digi002 hooked up to powered speakers, and I usually have them turned off when I am not recording a session. Does anyone know if it would be dangerous / bad to run the Digi002 and speakers (and possibly other equipment) off of a power strip and use the power strip to turn them off / on (i.e., leave them always switched on but cut the power to them when they are not in use)?

    I don't want to hurt my equipment but I'm also looking for ways to get up and running quicker.
     
  2. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    the problem is that, with speakers, you need to follow a certain order: last ones on, first ones off.

    so, you can put everything else on a single power strip, but dedicate one for the monitors. and then follow the order above.

    edit:

    there does exist an 8-outlet rack-mountable power strip that has a dedicated switch for each outlet (located on the rear). i found mine online at some DJ store, i think. that might work well for you.
     
  3. rockstarjoe thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do you say that the speakers need to be the last ones on so that they aren't damaged by the "pop" when everything else comes online? I know that the Digi002 starts out muted so this might not be a problem... although not sure how this would work when turning everything off.

    I used to have one of those power strips with individual switches and I got rid of it. D'oh!
     
  4. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    yes.

    call me old fashioned, but i'd still rather not run the risk.
     
  5. rockstarjoe thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. K Wal macrumors newbie

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    One other thing that could happen if you turn on the speakers at the same time is a power spike that could cause a pop even with the Digi 002's output muted.
     

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