i was wondering if its possible to connect a CD player direct to a amplifier, without going through a Pre-amp stage? is there an separate volume controller i can get?. will going directly to the amp give it better sound, since it will be a much more simple connection? i am asking this because i am thinking about getting the Onkyo DX-7555 cd player, but since i am a student and work part time, i dont want to spend too much money at once, and since i already have a 2 channel amplifier. i was wondering if this setup would be able to work, ofcourse with a external volume controller, if there actually is such a product. all your feedback would be appreciated.