Mains switching for power amp fed by Processor

Discussion in 'AV Pre-Amp/Processors & Power Amps' started by lardy, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. lardy

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    Hi all
    I've just bought a musical fidelity "can" style power amp for my front channel amplification and am looking for a way of switching it on and off "in concert" with my Yamaha DSP-AX series processor (without my other half having to reach around the back to the on/off rocker switch each time).
    The power amp needs about 150W and an earth so the power outlets on the Yammie are not suitable.
    I recall an email from Maplin advertising a trailing power outlet for PCs that was switched such that if the PC was off the other sockets were off too. Anyone used/heard of this or know of another solution that is wife/SOH friendly??
    thanks
    ian

    edit, found it but gone up in price:

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Search.aspx?criteria=L22BK&DOY=14m3
    or http://www.oneclickpower.co.uk/home.htm
    any other suggestions?
    probably the best solution, see:
    http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/7165...ins-panel.html?searchString=oneclick+oneclick
     
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    The cheapest way to do this is to plug all the components into a trailing lead, and switch the whole lot on and off at the wall.

    I thought that the MF amps were auto-switching - don't they go into standby if no input is detected for several minutes? Maybe I'm getting mixed up with some different amps.
     
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    thanks, I'll check that out - reaching around the back of a 36" TV is not really an option for the missus.............and I'd rather not leave in standby all the time as I'm tight.. :D
     
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    ah ha - did manage to buy one of them there leads and it works fine *most of the time* - do get the odd day when nothing comes on with my new setup of 3 x X-A50s and a X-A2 (bi-amped with 2 of them).
    Oddly enough there was a Powergen offer in the last leccie bill for 3-way adapters that do the PC switching job - wonder if they do power amps as well - as they are only £9 (special offer)........??
     

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