In reverse order...
When I turn off my amp, I let the music continue playing until its gone from my HP before I turn off my source. My thinking is this helps drain the power caps of charge but what do I know.
I'm very nervous with my setup now after blowing my HE-6 drivers twice. The first time I accidentally turned of my Lampi then turned it back on with the amps still on, there was a soft thud followed by dead quiet. To my frustration while I was at a friends house last week he turned off and on the DAC without any warning and blew a second hp.
Are you guys saying there nothing that can be done to stop this kind of thing from happening besides the precautionary measures you mentioned.
i would not claim to be an elder but i think the he-6 sounds quite good with tubes. i use a hybrid power amp and two tube amps and i think the he-6 is true to what you hear from those amps on speakers. if you like the amp on speakers and it has enough power (which it does), you should like it on the he-6. whether you like it better is personal taste, but i would not assume that any solid state is better than any tube on the he-6. I could not tell from the manual whether the cayin is transformer coupled, so you may need a resistor to protect the amp.
Appreciate all the feedback. Yes I do have 10 ohm 10 watt resistor's which I will use with the Cayin. Will spend a week with the Rotel first to get fully familiar with the sound & then try the Cayin. Will report back with my findings.
or just leave the dac on. my blue circle dac does not have an on/off switch -- it has basically been on for about 5 years with a couple exceptions of being unplugged to move things around the rack. unless it is a tube dac not sure i see a reason for turning it off
I'd offer to stop by but listed airfares are killing me.