Ok,so first off,thanks for reading this thread,i appreciate it. I had to create an account to get information from whoever can help..alright,down to the point. I discovered the power of receivers a bit late in life. I originally wanted a pc sound card Sound Blaster ZXR,which i''m considering btw. Now my question is this,the Pioneer VSX 1023k has gauge inputs for speakers,so i was wondering,can i cheap out and use my Logitech Z906 and plus that in the gauge ports on the back of the receiver?? I am actually planning on getting the receiver for maybe black friday if the price is right. I also heard that specific receiver is more powerful than the soundcard. Can someone please help me out here? I will gladly appreciate it.... oh and recommendations are also welcomed.