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Computer Speakers with Stereo Amp

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Okay, I'll admit up front this is a slightly stupid question.

I'm looking to put a small stereo system into a room (it's really more of a shed) that I use as a gym. I don't want to spend any money doing this. What I have is an old Marantz stereo amp and an old Pioneer cd player.

All I have for speakers is an Altec Lansing 2.1 computer speaker system, where the two fronts connect to the subwoofer and the subwoofer to a computer soundcard.

Of course, what I would like to do is connect the Altec Lansing ssystem, which has a 1/8" input to the Marantz's 2 x RCA outputs.

Any ideas on how I can actually do this?

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You probably can't. I'm not 100% sure, but I think the crossovers for the speaker may be in the amp/sub/control module. If you hook them up directly, you will have problems... if I'm right.

You should be able to find a cheap but decent sounding set of bookshelves for $50-60.
You certainly can - goto a Radioshack and explain what you want to do, and they have all the cables you need.

If you want to save money, you can splice the 1/8 cable (cut the head off), and connect it to a spliced RCA cable.
If it is an old Marantz with an aluminum on the front instead of plastic, and has a wheel for tuning to radio, it is a good sounding one - what model no. is it?

In that case, you can get good sound by getting a speakers for them like Athena as-1b from www.bestbuy.com ($149.99)

Will sound better than the altec.
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