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Need help with amp turn-on solutions; three systems with different requirements

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I've got two separate systems where I need to turn amplifiers on/off. Different setups and therefore different solutions.

System A) is a simple one with an Oppo BDP-103 doing the processing and analog outputs to an Emotiva UPA-500. The Emo can take a 12V input and has a "soft" power switch so 12V is the best way to go. Down the road, we'll be upgrading this to a preamp at some point with triggers but for now I can either push the button or figure out a more convenient solution (its in a closet adjacent to the room). Best solution might be a current sensing box or power strip with a 12V output. I've looked at SmartStrips and various Niles or Russound boxes. Any better solution I might have overlooked? Everything is currently powered through a Middle Atlantic rack-mounted distro panel (which I can toss out).

System B) is a bit more complex. It's run off a Yamaha RX-A1010 and the amps are for the Zone Output. The first amp running outdoor speakers is a Sherbourn 4Z-75 that has a 12V trigger in and 12V trigger out. It turns on just fine when the Yamaha powers up. Sitting right on top of it is a Crown XLS-1500 that runs outdoor subwoofers. It has no trigger inputs. The entire system is plugged into an Emotiva CMX-6 distribution/power strip.

System C) is a dedicated theater setup with a Sherbourn SR-8100 with 12V triggers. There are a pair of Crown XLS-1500's running the subwoofers; same issue as above...no trigger inputs. I'm currently using a Middle Atlantic rack distro box for power but I'll swap that our for another CMX-6 when I rearrange the gear.

Thoughts on what could be used for each system to control the amps?
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I'm about to try out a sensing power strip for a similar need.
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The vintage Adcom ACE-515 will work for the Crown amps, as long as your receiver has a switched 110 volt outlet to trigger it. A cool feature is a delayed power-up and –off for the amps. Panamax and/or Furman make similar products, but I’m not sure if they have the delay feature.

Regards,
Wayne A. Pflughaupt



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I have an old Panamax 1000+ but my Yamaha has no switched outlet.
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