I just bought a DirectStream DAC and P15. On the back of the DAC a sticker was present over the power receptacle stating “do not plug in with power on”.
My plan was to plug everything into the P15 and after powering all my equipment down after a listening session (if I didn’t plan to listen again for days) I would then turn off the P15. I do this as I’m not a big fan of leaving my equipment on endlessly if I don’t plan to listen for stretches of time. However, turning off the P15 will kill the power to the DAC and therefore I must turn off the DAC on the front panel and then also turn off the DAC on the back panel to be ready for when I next turn on the P15. What a hassle. The rear panel switch is not easily accessible. And I don’t want to leave the P15 in active mode. I want it to be completely shut down like the rest of the equipment.
What have other people done? Are all people either leaving the P15 in active mode to keep power going to the DAC or doing the rear panel power down of the DAC each time they turn off the P15?