Hey guys, I know this subject has been touched on a few times, but I wanted to give another option for using AMPS with the Onkyo 5008 or with none zone 1 trigger AVR’s.
I believe there is a work around to use the zone 2 for a trigger/s
Here is another way.
I bought an Emotiva ET3, and I am using a ‘USB to 3.5mm’ cable instead of the 3.5mm cable that came with the device to trigger my external amps.
I simply plug the new cable(USB to 3.5mm) I have into the back(or front) USB slot of my Onkyo 5008, and plug the 3.5mm end into the ET3. There is enough power coming from the USB to trigger the ET3, which triggers the selected amps I am using(which happens to be 3 separate external amps).
I’m not sure you would want to call this a work around, but it works nicely.
Maybe I should create a thread, and let everyone else who isn’t using an Onkyo 5008.