What is the correct sequence to turn on audio equipment? Want to do everything right to protect the equipment & understand why this is the correct order. So I have a PC, PreSonus USB audio interface, and studio monitors. I'm a little confused because the monitor instructions are the opposite of what I read online. The instructions say:
1) USB interface & studio monitor off with sound levels all the way down. (I assume that the PC level can be 100%).
2) Power on monitors.
3) Power on interface.
4) "Adjust volume carefully". I assume this means, just turn the volume level for both the interface and monitors up, but don't just crank them to full.
I assume that turning everything off is in the reverse order. Everywhere online though suggests that I should do the opposite! (https://www.behindthemixer.com/pow-pop-powering-equipment-on-and-off-in-the-right-order/). Why would the monitor instructions be wrong??? Would really appreciate an explanation of what is the correct way & why. Thank you!