I have spent a considerable amount of time in the last couple months reading up on this wonderfully gratifying hobby. From the basic information to the DIY stuff. Grant it, most of the stuff I have read, either on other forums, magazine web articles, or personal DIY help pages, does not directly help me in any way, since you "true" HT buffs out there, have way more to spend than I do and therefore better equipment. Albeit, that does not stop me from dreaming, or planning for that one day awesome HT setup. For now, some older equipment purchased before I learned to plan ahead will have to do. My question is this: I have a new DD, DTS reciever ( I won't mention brand name since I don't want to embarrass myself ) and will be using it with a low end htib speaker set (once again, brand name for speaker will be left out) .. What I want to do is , using the LFE output, apply a spitter or a single rca male to dual rca female , and a standard sheilded rca cable and run to an undetermined channel on a stereo reciever that will for the time being act as an amp for my Passive sub. The subwoofer utilizes a dual voice coil woofer with speaker level inputs, hence the splitting of the mono signal to a stereo one for the reciever. And please if you guys have a better suggestion that does not involve me buying a powered sub, or a better amp right now, please tell me. Will I need to disable the internal low pass x-over in the sub to bypass any problems with x-over stacking. ( I ask this because I assume the DD reciever already only puts out a low pass signal to the LFE output). And secondly , since my stereo reciever does not have a remote, will turning the volume down on the DD reciever also turn the volume down on the sub???? I am confused .. Please help... I read alot of information in the forum, but no one seems to have my dilema. Please assist me if you can.