Hi Folks: Recent new owner of P5, DMP, and DS DAC. Couldn’t be happier with performance. I have a question regarding leaving equipment on/standby all the time. My previous components were always left on, full time. Not in standby mode, but full power on. Only the all-tube pre-amp would be powered off. Never had issues, and my components lasted nearly 15 years without fault.
The P5 only allows components to be completely powered Off or On (I think???). Of course, I can manually override this or simply set the P5 individual sockets to be “Always On”. No problem. Or is it?
The DAC and DMP, and the P5, too, have this beautiful LED touchscreen that I am afraid will degrade if always left on. Yes? No? Can, thru remote control, set to DIM. OK, lot’s of work getting these components each set to standby, DIM, or on/off.
I listen to audio just about every night if not traveling on business, and in most cases only have time for two, maybe three, songs. Then it’s off to bed. On/Off on a daily basis for warm up, 20 minute playing time, and done.
What do you do? Always on? Always off? Stand by? If choice 3, can the P5 be programmed to not completely let the units shut off?
Thanks for listening.