Got into the hi-fi/AV game due to several mates showing off newly aquired systems and being wowed by surround sound from dvd's, so went out and bought myself a sony dvd player and receiver and Acoustic Energys Evo 5.1 system coupled with a 42 rear projection sony tv. And for a while all was well, my own (beginners) home cinema and a good music source... my receiver then had some probs went back to shop, so I borrowed a 1980's Rotel amp from a mate and hooked it up the Evo 3's, oh my god!! this thing sounds so much better than my receiver in music, thinking it was the lack of power from from my receiver I aquired a Rotel RMB1075 to use as the amp and yes a hell of a lot better than the sony in detail power, you name it, but music lacking (tried in multi, 2 channel and DSP's galore!) As an experiment I found a reasonably priced Rotel RC1070 pre amp and paired it with the 1075 and WOW! epiphany/nirvana etc, the music filled the room, the bass you could feel, I can truly say it was the first time I really 'heard' my system, earlier i'd demod an arcam a90 with a pair of B&W 603's and I can say the Rotel and Acoustic Energy actually sounds better for less. I've now realised as i'm spending more time listening to music I want some advice from those who maybe originally had stereo and introduced an AV system, i'm thinking of maybe downgrading the 1075 to a 2 channel power amp and adding a decent cd player whilst keeping the sony receiver for movie usage, the next problem is how do I connect the speakers to a receiver and a stereo amp, are there any devices, I know there are speaker switches but they are for two sets of speakers. Can I simply wire cable to both amps and never turn them on together... I'm concerned about the damage factor though any advice from you guys would be most appreciated.