I currently have a Sony STR-DB930 which I've had for the last five years or so, driving a pair of Linn Keilidh's, a Centrik and Kans for rears. I'm moving house later this summer, and plan to install some fitted AV kit (new plasma, in-wall Sekrits for rear/centre, and multi-room) which will include a new amplifier/decoder. I'm probably going to go for a Linn AV5103 with a AV5125 power amp, but I won't be buying any of this until we've got the house and I've worked out how much cash I have left to play with. That said, I may have an opportunity to pick up an AV5103 (which is a processor and pre-amp, for those that don't know) cheaply soon, and I was wondering whether I could connect it to my Sony receiver until I get round to sorting a proper power amp. The trouble is, the Sony doesn't have pre-amp inputs, only pre-amp outputs. It does have a "5.1 Channel Input" in the form of six phono sockets. Could I connect the AV5103 to the Sony like this? Would it be a very bad idea? If I do do this, should I set the volume on the AV5103 to max, and use the Sony Volume control, or vice-versa, or both to 50% and then vary whichever I feel like? help!