As the title of this thread states, I need help. What I'm trying to do is build a home theater setup without having to rely on speaker setups that come out of the box. I already have one of those in my old house, but in my new house I set aside the whole basement as a home theater. However, my biggest problem right now is figuring out what to do for a speaker setup. I'm planning on using 10-14 regular speakers, around 20-14o watts each, and 4 18" subs. Getting the hardware is not the issue, its figuring out how to wire it and how to get the 5.1 signal from the player into 5 different amps, one per channel, that I can use to power the speakers and the subs. Should I run the audio from a prosumer breakout box directly into the amp or is there a different better way to do this? Thanks in advance for the input.