I never turn off my gear. Even tube gear. Besides the sonic benefit, it's just plain safer to not go through heat cycling and power inrush. For something like the Soloist it's also perfectly fine from a quality of life stand point. The FirstWatt I had though... esh that puppy heated up the room :D
I concur with Solude. I never turn off my gear, especially the Soloist. To me, the Soloist after an extended time in the off position requires a mini-break-in. The amp takes a while to reach its stride again. It's built for constant on (your local electric utility co. thanks you for your purchase...lol!) I know some tube gear that require less warm up time.
It is a very good amp though. It pairs well with my HE500's. If I keep visiting this forum I will eventually be snookered (a technical term) into getting a pair of HD800's - I can feel it in my BONES!
Edited by Pasquale - 5/28/13 at 7:17am