Since the speakers on the mbp are ok, but not great, I was wondering if I could hook the laptop up to a set of external speakers. Im sure this would work, so my main question is, would I then also need the amp that normally goes with those speakers, or is that not necessary? Im asking because although my speakers are relatively new, my amp/stereo system is a lot older and I doubt they would be compatible with anything digital. Supposing it does work, what would I need/how would I do this? Thanks.