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RE: best on/off toggle switch to fix Thor phono stage

Duster, That'show I have been using it for the last 5 years or so - always on. I have had most of the system in storage for several months while remodeling the space and thought I should take the down time to have a few things fixed. I brought up by Depression-obsessed parents who relentlessly drilled us kids to turn off things that are not being used. I'm trying to "walk the talk" with my own family now.

Also, I am not convinced by the argument that tube life is not shortened by staying on all the time. I have owned this preamp since new in 1999. The system was engineered with a goal of allowing up to 10,000 hours. The (relatively) cheap Gold Lion factory tubes lasted until 2016 when I replaced them with some obscenely expensive NOS tubes including a quad matched to within +/- .5%. They were glorious while they lasted - one of the quad developed a slight buzz after only a year while leaving it on all the time.
Everything is going to the dogs


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