Since nobody else is replying...
The problem I had with the auto-turn on feature was that the Basslink was turning on when the stereo wasn't on. Any data link communication throughout the vehicle would cause the basslink to turn on. Something as simple as unlocking the doors, or turning on the interior lights would cause it to turn on! I attritube it to the radio being a part of the data-bus system and a small ammount of voltage being carried over to the speakers. You could always run a remote turn-on to somewhere in the car though, such as the cigarette lighter, or the ignition switch. The auto-on feature can be used, I just didn't know if it would lead to premature wear from being turned on all the time by all the other systems in the car.