Well somehow the sound system on my computer has stopped working. I'm smart enough to figure out how to test if it is a problem on the speaker/amp side and it is not that. I plugged the Y-cable into my trusty iPod and it works fine. But plugged into the sound card on the back of my computer it does not work. Instead the computer is producing the tinny little sounds that indicates that it does not recognize that there is a line out plugged in on the back like it did for months prior to yesterday. Feh. And I cannot go any further forward because I don't know enough to even figure out where to start looking for an answer. Maybe I'll just start saving the money to buy a real computer instead. A Mac so I can be rid of my windows box.