Ok, I've been into home theater for a year now and still dont get how seperate amps work. Do they get the signal from the processor, and then go to the speaker?? Or are they seperate from the processor? If they are seperate how do you get the receiver to send just the signal without the power?? What is a preamp?? Where does an EQ fit into this equation?? What other devices can be added to enhance the audio?? I am just curious as to how much better I can get my home theater to sound using all the equipment I mentioned. I am used to just pluggin my speakers into my reciever and thought all that other stuff was way to much of a hassle to understand. Now I am into home theater more and am VERY interested in the potential of a system.