Evidently this can be done, and I would like to try it as I am happy with my Decware Torii amp and don't want to buy a dedicated tuner as I only listen to a couple of local stations. The receiver will not have speakers connected to it but my understanding is that it can be done as long as the speakers are off(in earphone mode)which produces a dummy load. So I tried it today and haven't been able to produce any sound either connected directly to my amp(which can be used without a pre) or through my pre. I'm connecting through the Fisher's aux out. Everything works fine through my headphones. The connection unfortunately is with a 30 foot pair of ic's. Could that be the problem? If not, any thoughts on how to get this working? Thanks!