1) Yep, the ICBM will produce a .1 channel from the Rega's stereo signal.
2) I would suggest locating the ICBM between the CD player and 1050's 6-channel input (left and right analog out from the Rega to the left and right inputs on ICBM; left, right, and sub outputs from the ICBM to the 1050's 6-channel input).
3) Adding a DVD-Audio or SACD player would become a little tricky, since you just used the 1050's one and only 6-channel input. You would probably want to use the ICBM for those as well, since you'd already have it. A switchbox upstream of the ICBM would let you use both the Rega and a DVD-A or SACD player. In your case, you could potentially get by with a single Radio Shack switch box on the left and right inputs of the ICBM (just don't leave the DVD-A/SACD player running when listening to the Rega, since the other channels from that player would be going straight to the ICBM at all times). Many people with DVD-A and SACD players have reported very good results using simple RS switch boxes to connect two 5.1 analog sources to a single 5.1 analog input. Some other people have elected to hunt down the Sony TAP-9000es ($400 or so), which is a 5.1 channel selector switch with several inputs. There is also a custom-built switch box
available, although it's not cheap either.
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[This message has been edited by gonk (edited September 16, 2002).]