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MC 50 Left On For Extended Time

PostPosted:Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:29 pm
by Stella Bloo
Due to life getting in the way, I have not picked up my guitar in a long time (2 months). Well today I decided to mess around and play. I noticed my MC 50 was on, probably this whole time. It played fine and did not notice anything. Could I have done damage by leaving it on for 2 months?

Thanks!

Re: MC 50 Left On For Extended Time

PostPosted:Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:51 am
by hippieguy1954
No

Re: MC 50 Left On For Extended Time

PostPosted:Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:04 am
by MattMan
I second that "no". There's some folks who rarely, if ever, turn off their McIntosh equipment in their home hifi rigs.

Re: MC 50 Left On For Extended Time

PostPosted:Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:56 am
by lightningbolt
Stella Bloo wrote:Due to life getting in the way, I have not picked up my guitar in a long time (2 months). Well today I decided to mess around and play. I noticed my MC 50 was on, probably this whole time. It played fine and did not notice anything. Could I have done damage by leaving it on for 2 months?

Thanks!
The only damage should be to your electric bill.

Re: MC 50 Left On For Extended Time

PostPosted:Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:31 am
by RiseandFall
Months? I wouldn't worry.
Start worrying when it is decades.

Re: MC 50 Left On For Extended Time

PostPosted:Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:41 pm
by mgbills
Pat Hickman, who used to do Jerry mod's on Mc's and has been servicing McIntosh equipment for many years, told me that when McIntosh would sell these originally they were on all the time. The only consequence was the electric bill. Some believe those big can capacitors are at their best when they stay on.
I tried an experiment to see if I could hear a difference by leaving it on. Didn't seem much different to me, but the test was qualitative not quantitative.