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Old 14th August 2019
Gear Maniac
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Why are all mic power supplies designed for inefficience?

My tube/valve mic power supplies are lined up in one row on my rack. Regardless of the brand, the power cords all connect on the side with the on/off switch and LED indicator. The mic cables and pattern knob connect to the other side. This is inefficient and looks sloppy. Either way I turn them, dumb-looking cables are sticking out of the front of my rack. And they're ALL made this way. Why? Turning them sideways makes it too hard to reach the switch and see the LED. Besides the appearance, the problem is that no matter which way I turn it, I have to reach behind my rack to use it. Anybody know why PSs aren't designed to have all of the cords connect to the rear of the PS, with the LED, pattern knob and the on/off switch visible in the front?