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david kordan
mixer power always on (will it damage?)
on Jun 25, 2010 at 12:45:10 pm

Hi,

I am wondering if it's ok to leave a mixer powered on all the time? Will this damage the mixer?

The mixer is a Sure M367.

We have the mixer in a permanent recording station in a conference control room.
The room is air conditioned to avoid overheating.

Can we leave it on always (and maybe power off for weekends)?

I look forward to your input.

Thanks so much.
David


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Ty Ford
Re: mixer power always on (will it damage?)
on Jun 25, 2010 at 2:59:47 pm

Hello David and welcome to the Cow Audio Forum.

The M367 is a tough old box. You should be OK if it has enough breathing room. Maybe put a surge protector in front of it.

Regards,

Ty Ford

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Peter Groom
Re: mixer power always on (will it damage?)
on Jun 25, 2010 at 3:51:42 pm

Many big studios leave the mixing desks on 24 hours as the surge that kicks them when powering on can be costly. Also constant warming then cooling is rarely good for computer based kit. Im not familiar with that desk, but unless its a "big boy" then I cant think it will matter either way. New PSU would probably be buttons if it dies.

Peter

Peter


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david kordan
Re: mixer power always on (will it damage?)
on Jun 25, 2010 at 4:12:45 pm

Thank you very much Ty and Peter!

We will leave the unit on with a surge protector.

Thank you so much for the fast response.

David




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Thax Clave
Re: mixer power always on (will it damage?)
on Jun 27, 2010 at 2:58:27 pm

[Peter Groom] " Im not familiar with that desk,
but unless its a "big boy" then I cant think it will matter either way."


Nope. Not much of a "big boy."

Quite the opposite.

HERE's a look.

http://www.avmonline.com/rental/audio-equipment/mixers/shure-m367

Also doubt that it's power supply really needs a surge protector.
(But, of course, it can never HURT to have one...
might help in the case of lightning on the power line.)

That Shure (and many other similar models in that line) is a very rugged and time-proven box.
Tens of thousands in use around the world, around the clock, for years and years.





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