I am new to the forums (just signed up). I have been doing lots of research into building HTPC's and i really would like to start building mine. I will start building it soon and the only answer i have not been able to find yet is this:
I want to build an HTPC that i can hook top of the line Home theater speakers to. my problem is that if i hook these up directly (I.E. no AV reciever or amplifier) i will most likely not have any sound produced from them. With that note, I do not want to have an AV reciever as my HTPC will be able to do all of the functions and then some. I would prefer to find/locate a 7.1 channel home theater amplifier (Connection series: HTPC > AMPLIFIER > SPEAKER STACKS), However i have had no such luck locating such an amplifier that is not also a reciever other than a
Simplifi Digital 7075AB ADAT Input Media Center Amplifier, which has been discontinued?? since roughly 2009.
Any suggestions would be very appreciated. I am hoping i can locate an amplifier to suit my needs as i do not want a reciever.
Thanks for your time guys.