All, I recently picked up a Sony SA-WM40 and am almost happy with its operation. One problem I have is the "Auto Power" feature. Since I live in an apartment, I can't have the volume too high, and it seems that the sub has a tendency to shut itself off pretty frequently even while the main system is on. I could just turn the sub on manually and defeat the auto power feature, but I'm going to be placing it in an area that's not easily accessible. I've also read that it's a bad idea to simply plug a powered sub into a receiver's switched AC outlet. My thought was that there must be some way to wire a relay of some sort from the switched power source of the receiver to the outlet/power strip that the sub is plugged into, thereby making sure he sub gets power whenever the receiver is on. Does this sound possible? I've had some experience with using relays for automotive use, but never for home use. Also, I have to live within the constraints of an apartment: I can't modify the in-wall wiring in any way. Ideas? Thanks, -Brett.