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OK to power gear from a Furman M-8X2?
Old 8th March 2018
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OK to power gear from a Furman M-8X2?

I'm adding more higher-end gear to my setup (Overstayer Saturator, Elysia XFilter, Burl B32, Orion 32+) and some of the units have power switches on the back, which makes no freakin' sense to me. I guess pro studios never turn their stuff off?

Anyway, I have 2 Furman M-8X2 that I plug everything into and I'm wondering if I can keep all the units switched on, and just turn everything on and off from the Furman's. Will I damage anything by doing this? I assume that the units with switches on the back are intended to be powered this way? I mean, do they really expect people to go behind their racks all the time and dig through all the cables to get to a switch?
Old 8th March 2018
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No, you will not damage anything.
When you switch of electricity, you switch it off..... it doesn't matter which switch you use.
You could just use a multiway plug with a switch, or just power it down from the switch on the wall socket (if you have one) no need for the Furman.
Just make sure you turn speakers off first, and on last.
Old 8th March 2018
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Thanks. So the built-in switches don't provide any kind of protection? I guess that's what the fuse if for? Also, what about units that power up slow? Same thing with them?
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