Hi all, Well the 9 Yr old boy broke the onkyo TX-DS787 (Front pcb w\\all control switches on it cracked) GGRRR. I had front L|R pre-outs to sperate integra 2ch. amp. Now I must use an old Onkyo receiver (TX-840) so I can at least have stereo/2ch. home theatre. Problem is , the 840 has no pre-outs for external amp , or sub (SVS ULTRA Powered by Sunfire external sub amp). Options on back of 840 are : Audio L/R imputs (rca) Phono,Cd,tape 1 Rec/Play,Tape 2 Rec/Play, Vcr1/VDP Play, Vcr2 Rec/Play. VIDEO: (rca) Vcr1/VDP-Play, Vcr2 Rec/Play, Monitor out. Speaker Terminals (binding Posts) Ch.A L/R Ch.B L/R. Can I use any of the audio terminals from the Tape 1/2 or Vcr 1/2 as a pre out? Will there still be volume controll from receiver? Can I make an Rca cable from Speaker terminals to external amp? (open end on speaker term ,RCA on Input to External amp). Any ideas on sub hook up? ext. sub amp has imputs for : LFE In/Out (RCA), IMPUT L/R (RCA), Binding Posts for L/R also (imput). Any suggestions are GREATLY APPRECIATED Thanks all.