Get a 12 volr relay from Radio Shack. Install it in the amp, or in a standard junction box with an outlet (switched) into which you plug your amp.
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Jhoak & Yogiboy:
Thank you both for the recommendations. Both devices appear exactly what I need for this application.
Do you use these in your system? Have you done comparrisions to see if there is a performance loss with these in between your wall outlet and your component?
Does it degrade the sound? Does it add any any noise (hiss/hum/buzz) ?
Again, thanks for the recommendations.
I use one of these units in my HT system to power on a cheap amp I have hooked up to the AVR. It is tucked away behind the rack, and IIRC I think it is the Russound unit.
Every time it powers up or down I get a nasty pop/squeal from the amp. Sometimes it even sets off the amp's protection circuitry upon powerup. I don't know if the unit or the amp is to blame. The amp still works fine after a couple years, but I would think twice before using this on a high-end amp. Maybe the Niles unit would work better.