DISCLAIMER: I am a newbie, so please be as in-depth and as patronising as possible so's I can understand your "tech talk". Hello, I've recently learnt that you need an amplifier for a speaker system to work... why are you laughing at me? So, here's what I've come up with: Eltax Silverado Speaker package 80W Front Speakers 60W Centre + Rear Speakers 4-8Ohm Impedance I have two Amps to choose from Sony TAFE530 110Wpc 6 audio inputs EON link system Source Direct and Aiwa AVD58 80Wpc 6-channel input Optical Inputs= 2 DTS, DD and Pro-Logic Subwoofer Output I want to connect the speakers and amp to a Soundblaster Audigy Card, that has: Analogue/Digital Out (Analog Center & Subwoofer/6-channel SPDIF Output) Line In Mic In Line level out (Front/Rear) Analogue/Digital CD Audio In I present all this information to you so you can help me, 1. Recommend which Amp is the best choice 2. Explain the types of cable needed to set everything up n.b. I would like to buy the Sony amp because it has more power, and Dolby Digital decoding can be handled by the Soundblaster Audigy, with DTS, Pro-Logic II etc. being decoded by the DVD software. But I am unsure about the lack of a Subwoofer out and how easy it is to link the Sony Amp to the Soundblaster Audigy. <phew> T.I.A.