- Dec 28, 2001
What the title says...is there any big differences between the two that would make one better than the other??
The unit is equipped with a +12 volt trigger output to activate other components automatically when the receiver is turned on.
Basically, this is usefull if you had an external amp hooked up via pre-amp outputs. This would automatically turn your powered amp on along with the receiver and turn it off as well. Since hte HTR-5490 lacks pre-outs there's little need for the trigger. Makes sense that way.