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I posted this question in another forum with less traffic so I thought I would ask this question here.


I have a prepro which has a control-output to trigger a multichannel amp but my amp has no input for triggering it to the "power on" state. What is the best way to turn on my multichannel amp remotely? I would like to just press a button on my pronto and have everything turn on including my power amp. I can remotely turn on another component which has a switched outlet but it is not have adequate wattage rating to power my amp.


Any suggestions appreciated.


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I'm in the same boat. I ordered a high (25A) capacity solid-state relay from All Electronics, with a trigger voltage/current rating within spec of my pre/pro. Once it arrives, I'm going make up a good quality, heavy duty power cable, mount the relay in a small project box with the power cable running through it, then use the relay to switch the hot lead when my pre/pro turns on.


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Parasound Scamp will do what you require. They can be found on ebay and Audiogon from time to time. I'm not sure if Parasound still makes new ones.
 

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Before you spend money, you need to figure out how your power switch works! I have a Classe CA200, and it has a relay-driven power switch. Just supplying the unit with power will NOT do the job in my case. The normal procedure is to use a "dongle" that shorts the relay, then you can use an external power switch as proposed here.


My CA200 was one of the last production units, so it actually has a CA201's remote triggering mechanism - it can be triggered with a 12v signal coming over a 1/8" din plug. This is an output from many receviers and prepros.


So things will definitely vary a bunch by what type of amp you have.
 
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