Originally Posted by jefrs
Long ago, all our domestic electronics had valves.
And not one of them had a standby switch.
Hartley Peavey writes a paper on the evils of standby switches
and then builds amps with standby switches because his customers want them...
If your amp has a valve rectifier then a standby switch is about as much use as a chocolate teapot. With a solid state rectifier it is merely a fashion accessory.
Leo got trained on transmitters, where the voltages involved are high enough to make standby's worthwhile. He was a repair tech, never an engineer, he was never trained to understand the finer points of why. Clearly he just copied what he was trained on, with very little thought to design.
As for being a fashion accessory, I believe the technical term is FalseFi. Controls of dubious use, or not even connected, added for the sole purposeof impressing people