POW! POP! Is that what you hear in the house speakers when you turn off your equipment? Ummmm, that’s not good. There is a specific order in which audio equipment should be turned off (and turned on for that matter). Following this order, the POW’s and POP’s will stop and your equipment will thank you for it.
Audio gear components can emit a power spike, which is heard as a POW, POP, or THUMP, when they are turned on or off. This spike is then transmitted through the audio system, amplified, and passed out to the house speakers. Did I mention that’s not good? Let’s look at a good order for powering your equipment on and off. …keep reading »