Originally Posted by nicholars
Are you sure it is not just your perception of the sound though? I am not sure that there is any actual reason that solid state amps need to warm up. I think tube amps need to get warm but I am not sure about solid state or dacs.
Originally Posted by Wildstar
There's an old and popular myth in the audiophile community with SS amps, especially class A amps, that sound gradually improves after being on for a few days, even weeks. People with Krells seemed fond of this.
My father tried this a couple of times, he claimed he heard the difference, I didn't. Since this is a 1000+W amp, we haven't repeated the experience.
It's not a myth, some manufacturers (Onkyo f.ex.) recommend a warm up time before you begin to listen.
Some of the components in a SS amp is designed to work optimal at thier "working teperature", it´s quite obvious that it´s a bad idea to design a amp that sonds at it´s best when it´s stone cold ^^
To have it running for a week sounds silly though. Most amps sound fine after 20-40 minutes.