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Old 10-01-2015, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by audio bill View Post
I see two potential issues with what you are proposing. First of all would be the power rating/capacity of the switched outlet on the Carver tuner, and whether it is sufficient to support the combined power draw of your preamp and power amp. You would have to check the power consumption rating for the pre and power amp, add their wattage together and then make sure that the tuner's switched outlet can support that much power. Secondly, it is standard procedure to always power on your source, preamp, and power amp in that order to avoid turn on transients from going to your speakers. If you powered the pre and power amps simultaneously you could generate noise that could potentially damage your speakers. Hope this helps!
Thanks Audio Bill. Sounds like the way to go may be to simply control the preamp through the switched plug. The preamp's wattage draw by itself is likely within the rating of the plug. And the Inspire power amp's switch is easily accessible.
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