I'd like to connect the M-Audio Audiophile USB soundcard to the amp, then to the speakers. Since the forum doesn't want me posting a URL, I'll put spaces in the URL to the soundcard... just delete them and copy and paste into URL bar if you want to see the soundcard I'd be using. ht tp://w ww.m-audio.n et/index.php?do=products.focus&ID=41cf7347b20eff77b69588578a74aa58 This is a bit of a newbie question, so bear with me.. Do I _need_ a preamp with poweramp, or can I just plug the soundcard into the power amplifier and adjust the volume from the soundcard? It seems I can get a better power amplifier for the same price as a budget integrated amplifier, so I'd prefer to get a power amplifier than an integrated one, and I simply couldn't afford a preamp and an amp. I'd also like a preamp output or something, so that I could plug the subwoofer into that down the line. Do some power amps have that? Thanks for putting up with the newbie stupidity.