standby switch question


I just wanted to ask why the amp head is in standby mode when the switch is in the off position, rather than the on?  Rather confusing, and seems others have run into this as well but with no real answer. Or is something wired wrong on some heads?  Full playing power comes up with  the standby switch set to on, which seems backwards, so I'm asking what the reason is for this.  Thanks!

asked 26 Jul 2016 at 05:51 AM

Darren Brooks (1)
Answers: 1


The STANDBY Switch is used in conjunction with the POWER Switch to ‘warm up’ the amplifier before use and to prolong the life of the output valves. When the amplifier is in standby mode the whole preamplifier section continues running at its nominal voltages whilst the power amplifier remains in a standby status. This allows the amplifier to be used for silent recording or preamplification purposes. Only when the STANDBY is off can the amplifier be used without a load.

answered 03 Aug 2016 at 12:47 PM

Chris Robinson (338)
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