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Aren't the satellite speakers just connected to the Acoustimass module by ordinary wire? I think it is a very small gauge, like 18, but it is still ordinary wire. If you got a receiver all you would have to do is disconnect the wires from the Acoustimass and connect them to the receiver. If you don't have enough cable length to strip off the RCA end, just buy RCA extension cables and strip off one end to connect to the receiver's binding posts. They STILL might not work because the impedance is probably really low for those satellite speakers. Since Bose NEVER publishes any REAL data on their speakers and Acoustimass module, using them with a receiver that is typically rated at 8 Ohms would be a huge gamble. You can get a GENERAL idea of the impedance by testing the speaker's terminals with a MultiMeter set to Ohms. Again, no telling what Bose is doing in the Acoustimass module, so they might have additional electronics in the module that affects the speakers.
As far as using the Acoustimass bass. That probably isn't going to happen because Bose uses a proprietary multi-pin cable to pass audio to the module. Probably better just to buy a decent subwoofer. I still think a receiver and sub can be had for under 500 Quid.
Denon AVR X7200WA, Emotiva XPR-5, Emotiva XPA-7, Sony XBR 75" 850C, Oppo UDP-203, Roku Ultra.
DefTech BP7000SC (L/R), CLR3000 (C), SM55 (FH), UIW BPZ/A (SB), UIW 75 (TM).
JBL L7 (Sur), EoSone RSR 350 (RH).
PC 2.1 setup. Emotiva Stealth 6, SVS SB16-Ultra sub, Emotiva DC-1 DAC.