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Need to replace ACS340 PC speakers but want to keep the sub

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I have had the Altec Lansing ACS340 2.1 pc speaker system for 14 years and love them. But the left satellite speaker sounds blow- most ambient background sounds are fine but prominent sounds like dialog or melody sounds are are buzzy or staticy. If I could find just the left satellite speaker for sale for under $20 I might buy it.

I found a new ACS340 system for sale on Amazon for $120 but think for that much I could get a better system. I also found the same system on sale used on ebay for around $60 shipped.

Then a thought occurred to me...

Why not get an awesome 2.0 system for $100-$200 and use the sub from my current system to make it 2.1. But I have some doubts that this is possible.

1. I would have to somehow open the most likely glue shut right satellite ( there are no screws) that also holds the volume, equalizer and power switch and disconnect the speaker it self. Maybe If just hook it up as is as a sub with the satellite next to the sub under my desk the frequency going through the satellite would not really be heard or be distracting?

2. The volume of the 2.0 and the sub would be controlled separately. Is there a cheap but effective way to control them with a separate volume knob?

3. Would this sub work as a stand alone sub? I have very little knowledge of how sound systems are constructed or designed. If I hook this up to the sud connector on my motherboard would the sound card and software make this sound like a sub?

I have very limited knowledge of sound production and would like to find the best solution. I would also like to keep this great speaker system going for purely nostalgic reasons.

Any suggestion or comment would be appreciated even if it is to throw away this old speaker system
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phenom II x4 945 95W xfx 8200 mi-a78s-8209 xfx 9800gt 512 ddr3 4 gig (2x2gig) corsair pc2-6400 CM2x2048x 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi 1tb Hitachi HDT7210 CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 
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Crappy Westinghouse 850W POWER SUPPLY BLACK EDITION PCA  Azza solano 
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Does anyone have any advice for me at all?redface.gif
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phenom II x4 945 95W xfx 8200 mi-a78s-8209 xfx 9800gt 512 ddr3 4 gig (2x2gig) corsair pc2-6400 CM2x2048x 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi 1tb Hitachi HDT7210 CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Crappy Westinghouse 850W POWER SUPPLY BLACK EDITION PCA  Azza solano 
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phenom II x4 945 95W xfx 8200 mi-a78s-8209 xfx 9800gt 512 ddr3 4 gig (2x2gig) corsair pc2-6400 CM2x2048x 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi 1tb Hitachi HDT7210 CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 
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Crappy Westinghouse 850W POWER SUPPLY BLACK EDITION PCA  Azza solano 
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grills pluck right off with hemoststs gently. easy peasy
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