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    Well, I recently took my first venture into seperates and bought an Adcom 535 from Ron. So far so good, it really made the R50's come alive. My question is, is it ok to leave the amp "on" in an idle state when im not using it? Also, this amp has an a&b switch, if I run my rears off of this amp will it effectivley cut the power rating in half when running both the fronts and rears?

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    As for the first question, you can leave it on. I leave all my old solid state gear on all the time, that way i can avoid the initial "half hour of crappy sounding gear."

    As for the second... it doesn't really cut the power in half, no.... but it doesn't offer any MORE power to the speakers. On something like the 535, i wouldn't really recommend it, but i doubt you'll hurt it.
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    Thanks, I guess Ill just let the AVR power the rears until I can afford another amp. Damn this stuff is addicting! :)
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    The 535 is only a two channel amp. If you used it to power the fronts and rears, they would both recieve the same signal, not surround if that's what you are trying to do.

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    well....there ya go. My lack of knowledge shines brightly! Thanks.
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    You want to power your fronts first...they need it the most.

    As for leaving amps on...lots of people never turn off their power amps--this won't harm anything and may actually extend their lifespan a bit. Of course there is a lot of energy wasted with an Adcom on idle.

    If I'm not mistaken that Pioneer does not have pre-outs so you're going to need something else to actually hook that Adcom into?



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