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The generally-accepted solution is to use a wall wart with the correct voltage plugged into the receiverís switched outlet.

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So this opens up a new arena. Any 12V wall wart will do I take it? Sounds like there is no one specific item to look for. Also, I think the Emotiva has a female end for the trigger which means these wall warts (also with female) would need a little male to male adapter.

This definitely seems more authoritative than relying on zone trigger methods in the Onkyo.
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Any 12V wall wart will do I take it? Sounds like there is no one specific item to look for.
Naturally, you have to use one with the correct voltage output and amperage capability.

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Also, I think the Emotiva has a female end for the trigger which means these wall warts (also with female) would need a little male to male adapter.
Where are you shopping? I’ve never seen a wall ward with a female plug on it.

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Naturally, you have to use one with the correct voltage output and amperage capability.


Where are you shopping? Iíve never seen a wall ward with a female plug on it.

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Okay maybe I should just ask if there are any recommended wall warts for the XPA-3/5. It's a little embarrassing to think I can't get the sexes right with these things maybe I should be laughing.
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Why not just use a Smart power strip to trigger the outboard Amp?

(I'm not clear on why you have problems with simple 12v triggers, however)
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Why not just use a Smart power strip to trigger the outboard Amp?

(I'm not clear on why you have problems with simple 12v triggers, however)
I've got 2 dedicated 20amp circuits with 20amp power strips.
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Okay maybe I should just ask if there are any recommended wall warts for the XPA-3/5.
The XPA manual should say what voltage/amperage is needed for the trigger.

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The XPA manual should say what voltage/amperage is needed for the trigger.

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Oh well, I just took a look at the manual for my receiver (TX-NR5008) and it appears there's no switched AC power in the back so wall warts are off the table. My only choice is a zone2/zone3 trigger connection.

Ugg.. Oh well.

Thanks for all the help.
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Oh well, I just took a look at the manual for my receiver (TX-NR5008) and it appears there's no switched AC power in the back so wall warts are off the table. My only choice is a zone2/zone3 trigger connection.

Ugg.. Oh well.

Thanks for all the help.
I use my onkyo triggers with no problems for both my bryston and outlaw amps in my home theater. I set the delays so that neither of my 2 20 amp circuits overload.

The preamp is on third circuit .
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The Anthem PVA2 or PVA5 can be set to Auto, Trigger, or Manual on/off. I use the auto setting and it works great. My Onkyo powers on at -55dB, the Anthem powers on before I get the volume up near -30dB. It's a race between the PVA2 and the Sub 12's to see which comes on first, they run about 50/50.
Your other option, if you went with trigger switch, is pro amps such as QSC or Crown.
I thought I should put in an update here. I had only ran the Anthem PVA2 for a few days when I first posted in this thread. Now that I have spent a few months with it my perception of the auto on feature has degraded. My subs always turn on within seconds, but the amp sometimes lags behind, so that I have only center channel dialogue for up to a minute before L/R powers up. Is there an elegant way to trigger from an Onkyo 3008, or maybe I should trigger from my projector ?

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I thought I should put in an update here. I had only ran the Anthem PVA2 for a few days when I first posted in this thread. Now that I have spent a few months with it my perception of the auto on feature has degraded. My subs always turn on within seconds, but the amp sometimes lags behind, so that I have only center channel dialogue for up to a minute before L/R powers up. Is there an elegant way to trigger from an Onkyo 3008, or maybe I should trigger from my projector ?
I use the triggers from my integra 80.2 to turn on the high power section of my panamax 5100for my Bryston and to switch on my 5 channel out law amp 3 sec for the Bryston and 10 sec for the outlaw.

Hopefully the 3008 will let do the same.
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