Frequently Asked Questions

On/off switch - Why is there none on some iFi devices and some with?

Question: I see that some iFi devices such as tube products have on/off switch but the others don't - why is this?

Answer: Generally speaking, electronics are best left running. In 99% of the cases components in iFi products are ran at power/voltage that means there is little difference between shelf life and operation, so this does not really impact longevity either.

For devices with tubes, however, there are components (the tubes) which have a limited lifespan and which are not easily or cheaply replaced (NOS tubes are becoming extinct at a rapid rate), so they can (and should) be powered down when not in use to preserve tube life.

Past that we adhere to the 2013 EU law on standby.

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