Vacation/Going out town; when do you personally decide to power down/unplug your gear?
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    Vacation/Going out town; when do you personally decide to power down/unplug your gear?

    With the summer almost official here and many of us going out of town. Or when many just travel for extended periods away from your system.

    Whats everyone personal rule of thumb for powering down/unplugging your gear?

    Unplug from the wall to be sure? Regardless of surge protection being used?

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    Re: Vacation/Going out town; when do you personally decide to power down/unplug your gear?

    Unplug from the wall.

    Takes away any worries about thunderstorms. Only disadvantage is that the DAC has to go again through its lenghty warm up cycle, but so be it.

    Also, cover tube gear with blanket, towel or the like. Why should it gather more dust than necessary?
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    Re: Vacation/Going out town; when do you personally decide to power down/unplug your gear?

    My system is on a separate circuit. I do throw the breaker. I also unplug the TV's and cable boxes.
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    Re: Vacation/Going out town; when do you personally decide to power down/unplug your gear?

    I unplug everything. Why risk damage.
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    Re: Vacation/Going out town; when do you personally decide to power down/unplug your gear?

    Yep! I routinely unplug my entire system when/if we have storms coming through the area. Don’t forget to unplug your modems/routers etc. Everything means any and all wiring going into your system from outside the house. Not just power.
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    Re: Vacation/Going out town; when do you personally decide to power down/unplug your gear?

    Quote Originally Posted by crwilli View Post
    Yep! I routinely unplug my entire system when/if we have storms coming through the area. Don’t forget to unplug your modems/routers etc. Everything means any and all wiring going into your system from outside the house. Not just power.
    Unless you have home automation and need the modem - but the RJ45 to your system can be unplugged.




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    Re: Vacation/Going out town; when do you personally decide to power down/unplug your gear?

    If I'm going to be out of town, I always unplug my system. I have surge protection for the entire home; however, I don't like to take chances with storms in FL.
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    Re: Vacation/Going out town; when do you personally decide to power down/unplug your gear?

    I unplug everything. Easy fix. Why risk the damage even with protection. I even tell our house sitter that the fancy system is broken that way there is no incentive to try and turn it on if friends come over.
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    Re: Vacation/Going out town; when do you personally decide to power down/unplug your gear?

    I'm seriously thinking about coming out with a set of audiophile worry beads. There will be one bead for each audiophile angst. The only problem is the worry beads will be quite lengthy.
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    Re: Vacation/Going out town; when do you personally decide to power down/unplug your gear?

    I travel a lot for work, and when away everything gets powered down and then unplugged from the wall on the main system.

    Usually takes a day of music playing to get everything back to sounding like it should, but not taking any chances with possible damage while away.
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