I couldn't find anything on this topic with search, which surpised me, since this seems like a good idea to me. I don't have SACD or DVD-A, so my 5.1 analog inputs are free on my Yamaha receiver. What I want to do is hook my CD player's L/R analog outs to the Main L/R 5.1 inputs on my receiver, thereby avoiding the whole bass management aspect for music. The benefits: 1. Want to run music with LARGE mains, but HT with SMALL mains. Switching though the menu is a pain, and there's always the likelihood that I'll forget and leave it in the wrong setting. 2. Without bass management, the signal should be cleaner between the CD player and the AMP. Given that Yamaha receivers aren't exactly an audiophiles pre-amp of choice, getting the signal as clean as possible should be my goal. I know that I could use the normal CD inputs in the receiver and click the "processor direct" button, but that doesn't defeat the bass management. Now the question: is it safe to plug the CD analog out into the L/R Mains of the 5.1 input? Is it the same voltage, etc, etc, etc? Thanks, Martin.