Now for a quick question – Bob mentioned not to “short cycle” the amp (i.e., not to turn the amp back on unless it’s been off for at least a minute). We occasionally experience brief (5 seconds) power outages that would effectively short cycle the amp if its on. I’ve thought of 3 possible solutions, and was hoping anyone with experience will comment:
1)Hook up a simple self latching relay and momentary switch circuit on the power cord, so that power to the amp would stay off until I engaged the momentary switch.
2)Hook up a time delay relay on the power cord so that power wouldn’t be restored to the amp until a specific amount of time has passed.
3)Use a UPS (battery backup) similar to the ones used to keep home computers on for a few minutes during lost power.
Bob thinks there’s a device available that would “shut off and stay off if power is interrupted”, but couldn’t think of the name. I’ve had little success with net searches. I don’t want to compromise the sound in any way, but I do want to avoid unintentional short cycling. Does anyone else have this problem, and have you effectively dealt with it?