I have a subwoofer that I must unplug to turn off - The JBL PB-10. At first I was wishing that it had a switch, but then I realized that still would be pain because I must still walk over to it and switch it on when I want to use it. I've been wondering what solutions there may be to get the sub to go on when I turn my receiver on. I have a Yamaha HTR-5490 receiver. I've been told that I should not use the switched outlet on back of the receiver with the sub because the sub draws too much power. That makes sense to me but I'm still looking for another solution. I remember reading somewhere that someone was using a Panamax Powermax 1000+ to solve this problem. Information on Panamax's website seems pretty brief about their products. From what I can tell, they sell power line conditioners that have switched outlets. My question is, is there someway I can trigger the switched outlet to go on when I turn on my receiver? I know that the RXV series of the Yamaha receivers had some kind of "12 volt trigger" that my HTR series lacks. Could I have done this with the RXV model? Is there any way I can do this with my setup? Sorry for all the rambling, I just know that there must be some good way of doing this and I'd appreciate any help anyone can give me. Thanks.