I posted this a few days ago in the htpc section, but didn't get any replies. Maybe someone here can help me with this? Im planning to build myself a home theater, and am wondering about a few noob questions. i already decided on the components(emotiva lpa-1 amp, emotiva umc-1 pre/pro and av123 speaker package), but will have to buy them in stages. First the speakers, and later the amp and pre/pro. Now i heard from somebody that the htib receiver i got now will not be capable of driving any decent speakers, so i'm wondering about buying the amp first, and then the speakers. now comes the question; instead of having to wait for the pre/pro and because most sound will be coming from my computer anyway, is it possible to hook up the multichannel speaker outputs from my soundcard directly to the amp?