More things to know: You can remotely operate the stand-by mode by applying 12 volts DC to the single pair of 5 way connectors on the rear of the amplifier. The positive of the 12 volts DC goes to the red connector. This connection has an actual operating range of about 9 volts to 15 volts. This switching will override the front panel button, so if you want the button to operate, leave the rear connection open.
One more question...I'm planning to add a subwoofer along the line. Which connection method would you go: (1) A/V source+tube preamp+amp+sub+speakers or (2) A/V source+preamp(with sub preout)+sub & amp+speakers.
Thanks for any input from you guys!!