Originally Posted by KidHorn
Does anyone know if on the 818, a 12v trigger can be used for an external amp driving the pre-outs?
From reading the specs, it looks like it's only setup for zones 2 and 3 and not zone 1.
yes the Onkyo can be as a trigger by the zone 3 setting.
just set zone 3 to source & when you turn on the zone 3 it then triggers the external amps
my 5008 & 1009 both work that way with my 2 Emotiva UPA-7 & UPA-2
You can even piggy back / daisy chain the external amps as well .
what you can't do is run them as a trigger & a Zone 3 speakers @ the same time .It's one or the other .
which is why the 818 is really a great inexpensive way to have a Pre/Pro.
if set-up right it will do every thing the expensive Onkyo Pre/Pro SC5509 will do .
with the unit set-up as pre/pro, The 9 pre-outs ( plus the 2 Sub pre-outs ) can & will do 9.2
I can easliy start my 2 Emo's on the remote by selecting zone 3 on & then hit receiver on & the Onkyo starts as well . turns off by repeating that order in reverse