Greetings all! I'm a new member just joined today and here looking for help on my newly acquired Sonamp 1230. I picked it up yesterday at an Estate Sale w/o knowing or ever hearing who Sonance is. I justed knew it was heavy and it was priced to go home with me . Anyway, here I am trying to figure out how the heck do you use this thing? I just want to do a simple stereo connection, two speakers and maybe connect a tuner and CD player. Do I need a preamp or something to control the volume levels? Help! I saw the online instructions on how to connect the 1230 but damm you need a masters to understand it! Hope someone can help! Thank you.