Why is the Aletheia DACs Power Switch on the back panel?

Last week, a customer who had just purchased an Aletheia dac1 asked why it only had a mains power switch on the back, and nothing on the front to switch on the mains power? (Thanks to Ruud in The Netherlands for a good question).

Well it’s like this for design reasons that we think are important for the DAC (and probably any hifi unit).

In the Aletheia DACs we bring the power in through the IEC inlet on the back panel then the internal wiring goes immediately to the switch and […]