I have a 56" Toshiba TV with surround sound. Toshiba give you some small rear speakers, which I didn't find very good. I therefore replaced them with a couple of 120w floor standing ones, around the same size as the huge internal ones in the TV. I've run standard speaker cable probably around 10m to 15m in length around my lounge to drive then. The problem I have is that the speakers are not particularly loud. The TV allows you to adjust the rear volume, which I've set to 100%, which helps, but it still not great. They are loud enough when you turn up the volume, but the front ones drown out the rear ones. I guess I have two concerns. Firstly, do I actually need an amp to drive these rear speakers? If so, could anyone recommend a small, cheap one I could discretely mount behind the sofa? Perhaps I should buy a proper amp which I mount next to the TV and run the speaker cable from there? I'm happy with the front speakers, so I really only need to drive the rear two channels. Secondly, do I need special speaker cable to run speakers this sort of distance? I've got a feeling that you have to use special, high grade, speaker cable for anything more than a couple of meters. However, I'm not sure if this effects the volume or maybe causes the loss of the high frequency components of the signal? Any advise would be appreciated. Thanks. Kind Regards, Shane Cook.