REL-atively Superior Subwoofer without auto-on/off?

dainis
dainis Posts: 11
REL Owners,

I only have concern: auto-on/off . . . why doesn't REL have this feature? How do you handle this situation? Let your REL stay on all of the time? Or is your sub's power cord plugged into a switched outlet on one of your components, and if yes, which one?
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  • shack
    shack Posts: 11,154
    edited December 2002
    Never hook up an amp to a switched outlet of one of your componenents. They were not designed to handle that kind of power draw amd you could do some damage. If you have a pre-amp or receiver with a 12v trigger that should do the trick. If your existinge components do not have that feature it may be possible to get a separate trigger to use.
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  • polkatese
    polkatese Posts: 6,767
    edited December 2002
    dainis,
    my REL Storm III is alive all the time, supposedly it's only draw 5 watts during sleep/standby, and shack is correct, connecting it to the switched outlet behind the amp is a bad idea. Mine connected directly to the ac outlet.....
    I am sorry, I have no opinion on the matter. I am sure you do. So, don't mind me, I just want to talk audio and pie.
  • scottvamp
    scottvamp Posts: 3,277
    edited December 2002
    Ya, If you want it "switched" buy a Monster Power unit are something simaliar that will give you a high current of clean power.
    why doesn't REL have this feature?
    Strange but many high quality electronics don't have the "bells and whistles" that the cheaper ones have. My Denon DVD2800 is a good example of that. Your buying the quality.
  • RuSsMaN
    RuSsMaN Posts: 17,988
    edited December 2002
    My B&W ASW500 is on all the time, bugged me at first, but otherwise has not been noticeable. Don't sweat it.

    Cheers,
    Rooster
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.
  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,956
    edited December 2002
    I don't even know why you bother with that POS B&W sub. You KNOW it can't play rock music worth a damn. Now, if you were watching, say, Amadeus or some such, cool but, you know, it can't rock.

    BDT
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • RuSsMaN
    RuSsMaN Posts: 17,988
    edited December 2002
    Man, eff u.

    I AM THE MOTHA EFFER!!! You want some punk?

    Thats it, I'm leaving the forum.

    Cheers,
    Rooster
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.
  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,956
    edited December 2002
    .......seven mississipi, eight mississipi, nine mississippi........
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • RuSsMaN
    RuSsMaN Posts: 17,988
    edited December 2002
    Ok, I'm back. Everyone can relax now.
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.
  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,956
    edited December 2002
    ...ten mississipi.

    Hey, he beat dan's record!

    BDT
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,956
    edited December 2002
    Yeah, well, your sub still sucks allday.

    No rock playin' ****.

    BDT
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • scottvamp
    scottvamp Posts: 3,277
    edited December 2002
    Hey, I wana play motha f'er and stuff and what not!!!!!!!!!
    :D
  • RuSsMaN
    RuSsMaN Posts: 17,988
    edited December 2002
    Man, you suck allday/allabout.

    I have subs in my sole (filet of). I bench test them allday.

    Cheers,
    Rooster
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.
  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,956
    edited December 2002
    What do you know, ****? Dumbass, your gear is all plugged in. Amps on the carpet, THAT's where it's at.

    YOU WANT SOME? COME GET ME.

    BDT
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • mantis
    mantis Posts: 16,385
    edited December 2002
    O my god.........was that a tribute to me???
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • mantis
    mantis Posts: 16,385
    edited December 2002
    I got fans in my soul
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • mantis
    mantis Posts: 16,385
    edited December 2002
    I got fans.DO you?
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,956
    edited December 2002
    Ding! Fries are done......Ding! Fries are done.
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • mantis
    mantis Posts: 16,385
    edited December 2002
    I can't sidestep the fans.
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • mantis
    mantis Posts: 16,385
    edited December 2002
    Only my true fans can post like that.
    They are the Mother effer's.
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,956
    edited December 2002
    Again, this begs the question. If Dan tells a joke and no one is around to hear it. Is it still not funny?

    BDT
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • RuSsMaN
    RuSsMaN Posts: 17,988
    edited December 2002
    "I'd like to travel down the road of deeper understanding."

    Good effin luck.

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.
  • mantis
    mantis Posts: 16,385
    edited December 2002
    and there's something wrong with that?Good effin luck huh.WELL I see your point in here.Not much going on these days.My road would have a dead end in here..........
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.