I recently blew my front surround speakers and have been using my stereo speakers to do a dual-job instead. I currently run the front L/R pre-outs of my Pioneer AV amp to my NAD stereo amp's AUX in. I went this way because CD playback is most important to me with AV secondary. However, to get even a decent volume from my NAD while I'm, watching DVDs I have to turn it up to full volume. Well, I just tried listening to a CD there and forgot the amp was turned up to max Ouch. Deafness by Idlewild. I noticed my NAD and has a "main in" and I have fed the front pre-outs through this and use my AV amp to control the volume. However, I can't use any of my other inputs when I do this so no direct CD playback Does this mean my stereo amp is effectively be sitting passive while the AV amp did the work (not desired)? If I plug my CD player into my AV amp will the AV amp being doing the work instead of my stereo amp?