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I currently have a set of Logitech z-2300 speakers which did their job pretty well for the time that they were working (lots of bass, provided a lot of sound for flat parties, being louder than next doors speakers, etc) however the satellites now appear to have broken. The subwoofer still works perfectly, however one satellite has completely stopped working and the other one is now very fuzzy and occasionally stops working, however poking the cone appears to make it work again. I took apart the completely dead satellite and there are no loose connections that I can see, just the two wires soldered in place where I0 believe they should be. I'm fairly sure whilst somebody was using they, they had them turned up too loud and blew the satellites.
I don't want to end up losing the subwoofer since I only bought the speakers 9 months ago and it would be a waste of money, so would it be possible to just get a set of fairly old, large-ish bookshelf speakers and wire them into the place of the satellites? From what I've read on other forums, the logitech amp in the sub will be able to drive most speakers (I'm not pretending to know anything about audio at all so feel free to correct me). How would I go about connecting the bookshelf speakers to the sub and its built in amp and what wires/connectors? The connections on the back of the bookshelf speakers have a red and a white(?) wire hole in the back, whereas the satellite connectors that I currently have are just one plug which goes into the back of the sub. I'm a poor uni student living in halls at the moment so money is a real issue hence not going out and buying some nice big corsair speakers.
Sorry about the lack of knowledge in audio, I'm willing to learn though
This is my first post here so please be kind.
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Before I try to help let me just make a really simple suggestion that may benefit your thread, if you don't mind! I would break up your OP because it is considered a small 'wall of text' and can be difficult for some to read.

With that out of the way - if you are fairly certain that you can get some other types of bookshelf that use normal speaker wire whilst being able to be powered by the sub/amp, I wouldn't see any problem hooking them up. Probably anything in the 6-8ohm range would do.

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Thanks for the tip, I'll remember that in future
I'm fairly sure I should be able to power them through the amp in the sub, although they may not be as loud as when they were powered through their normal hi-fi amplifier.
Could anybody help with how to wire them up? Currently there's a left and right socket for the original satellites like this - http://c1.neweggimages.com/NeweggIma...121-122-10.jpg
And the bookshelf speakers that I have are something like this - http://www.bobscreens.com/images/adv...13823-2103.jpg on the back of each speaker?
I would have no idea how to wire them up but I'm willing to have a go with a soldering iron?
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What you basically need is speaker wire on one end, with RCA jacks on the other. You can search around for parts and it shouldn't be very hard to do.

In fact, you maybe be able to find some already made that way!
    
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