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Connecting Old Speakers to My PC

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So a few weeks ago my receiver died for my surround speakers and ever since then I have been using my headphones, which isn't a problem, until I want someone to listen to something with me. I am wondering if I can connect these old speakers that I have (Panasonic sb-hs470) directly to my soundcard (HT Omega Striker 7.1) without the need of an external device such as a receiver. I will not use my surround speakers because they are secured on the wall and don't want to mess with them and before any mentions that my old speakers have a subwoofer, keep in mind that I do not have that subwoofer anymore. This is just a temporary solution until I can get my receiver repaired, so I am not willing to spend money if I am just going to get the receiver repaired in a few weeks anyway. Thank you.

EDIT: Forgot to mention that I only have two of those panasonic speakers and the center speaker but only need the two speakers to work.
Edited by Priest666x - 10/20/13 at 7:09pm
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You need an amplifier and 3.5mm to RCA cable, all of which likely isn't worth it to buy, just my 2 cents though
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Yeah it probably isn't worth to buy since I can just use that money to fix my receiver.
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well if you're feeling really really McGuyver you can make an amp out of a coffee can and some wire, and a few resistors, but time is much better spent in other ways.
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