Well, all things on forums are throwaway comment, I don't build a case based on that one. I saw a review where it was stated/listen as a CON on select monitor. Then it's not minor, methinks. Someone else is making a fuss about this.Mike Stranks wrote:This is getting ridiculous.
The Elf made a throwaway comment about 'out the door' and you build a whole case based on that comment.
Yes, as with the JBLs it isn't visible on the outside, you have to probe deep into the manual, and do an unwiedly procedure to circumvent it. Still, not stated in any review. It's the inconsistency of reviews I am - really - after.Mike Stranks wrote:You are obviously very greatly exercised about this. I'm not sure why, but each to their own. The answer for you is simple. Checkout the specs of gear online, looking for this specific point. Look at photos of the control plates of prospective monitors to see if any auto-power can be disabled. If the spec says the monitor has auto-off and you can't see a way of disabling it then walk away.
Mike Stranks wrote:It really is no big deal. Why you've found it necessary to post multiple times about such a relatively minor point is beyond me.
Some reviewers DO think it's a really major point as they list is as a CON don't you think? Ok, let's go back to the Pioneers. The review.
"The last remaining rear-panel feature is an auto-standby switch. When ‘on’, the RM-07 switches to standby mode after it’s been silent for a while, and switches back on automatically when it detects an input signal. I used the feature for a while but soon switched it off — [i]I found it sometimes frustratingly slow to switch on."
Nowhere in the manual (of any monitor) is it stated how fast or slow it switches on. I've read the RM07 manual. Well, if it is like this then, that they have incorporated a circumvent switch if in the predicament that a user should find the startup time frustrating, then why the **** include it in the first place then?
It's the reviews. Inconsistent. Since it was that MusicRadar review of the Focals that irked me the wrong way, I wondered slightly "it dawned on me" so to speak, that I wondered "hmmm...is this of importance?" Not that the standby is important, but important to mention it in a review, and why that reviewer deemed this as a CON (without specifying if it was bypassable or not).
Hence I asked in this thread.