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Ask people you know, especially family, if they might possibly have a spare amp lying around.

My amp was given to me by my dad... he bought it about 40 years ago. Didn't cost me anything.
Nope. All I have is an AIWA NSX-S555 Sound System. Will I be able to do anything with it or it's about as useful as a paperweight?
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Nope. All I have is an AIWA NSX-S555 Sound System. Will I be able to do anything with it or it's about as useful as a paperweight?
Sadly enough, that'll likely get you better sound than your Creative speakers. So try it. Use the 3.5mm to dual RCA adapter you posted earlier. Then run RCA's from that, to the back of your stereo, to the input.

And your speakers are likely very old, and cheap for them to use RCA connectors for power. The wires inside of an RCA cable are really thin, so those are probably only 10w speakers or so at best. Not worth wasting your time with really.
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Did you ever mention what kind of speakers you will be using? And to answer your previous question... No, if quality is what you are looking for, then that AIWA receiver/amp wont cut it.

I would spend 50- 100 dollars on a nice small amp. Check Craigslist or ebay.

I just saw this on ebay. http://cgi.ebay.com/Topping-TP20-Mar...item4156a3f8ee

Its one of the best amps for the price.
Edited by youra6 - 2/12/11 at 2:50pm
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here is a 100w amp for a home stereo. $100 bucks isn't bad.
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Thanks everyone for your help and suggestions for the amps, but unfortunately I can not buy from these sources. I'm limited to local stores only, meaning high prices. That's one of the reasons I'm trying to stay away from buying an Amp :\\

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Sadly enough, that'll likely get you better sound than your Creative speakers. So try it. Use the 3.5mm to dual RCA adapter you posted earlier. Then run RCA's from that, to the back of your stereo, to the input.

And your speakers are likely very old, and cheap for them to use RCA connectors for power. The wires inside of an RCA cable are really thin, so those are probably only 10w speakers or so at best. Not worth wasting your time with really.
I can't really find an input on the back of my Aiwa system. I mean, there's the low frequency jack where I plug two bare wires - that powers the Bass. Then there's the high frequency jack where I plug two RCA wires that powers the rest of the speakers. above it there's a surround speakers jack that doesn't really work apperently (it says it's 8Ω or something I'm not quite familiar with ), and finally there's the Auxiliary thingie jack that doesn't exactly seem like input. Is it an input and I'm just not realizing it?
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Did you ever mention what kind of speakers you will be using? And to answer your previous question... No, if quality is what you are looking for, then that AIWA receiver/amp wont cut it.

I would spend 50- 100 dollars on a nice small amp. Check Craigslist or ebay.

I just saw this on ebay. http://cgi.ebay.com/Topping-TP20-Mar...item4156a3f8ee

Its one of the best amps for the price.
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here is a 100w amp for a home stereo. $100 bucks isn't bad.
For $100 I bet the OP can find a used/older 5.1 AVR on ebay.
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Auxiliary is USUALLY an input.

But seriously...you really shouldn't be mixing speakers on a shelf system like that, without knowing their resistance. You could hurt the amplifier on that Aiwa system.
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post #28 of 51
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Auxiliary is USUALLY an input.

But seriously...you really shouldn't be mixing speakers on a shelf system like that, without knowing their resistance. You could hurt the amplifier on that Aiwa system.
I really couldnt care less about the Aiwa system lol, It's beyond repair. the Disc lens is dead, Casette is jammed, Radio's got no signal and basically the only reason we kept it was for using it as an Amp maybe one day. Now that day might've arrived lol. So errr, 2xRCA Male to 2xRCA Male to 3.5mm? is that how my input works?

P.S. oh and idk how it would hurt the system cuz the speakers ARE the ones that came with the system originally? o.o aren't they supposed to be perfectly matched for the system?
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I really couldnt care less about the Aiwa system lol, It's beyond repair. the Disc lens is dead, Casette is jammed, Radio's got no signal and basically the only reason we kept it was for using it as an Amp maybe one day. Now that day might've arrived lol. So errr, 2xRCA Male to 2xRCA Male to 3.5mm? is that how my input works?

P.S. oh and idk how it would hurt the system cuz the speakers ARE the ones that came with the system originally? o.o aren't they supposed to be perfectly matched for the system?
Sorry.. gotta reply.. dealing with Aiwa... was anything EVER perfectly matched? j/k ok, maybe a little better after Sony took them over.
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…and unfortunately, no one said it... You are going to need an amplifier.
A computers sound card cannot drive unamplified speakers to any type of volume. The impedance of the speakers is too low. It is not the same as driving a pair of headphones.
I laughing at all the posts until I saw someone answer that actually had a clue. But to their defense the guy could have had some powered speakers :x but hey that is like a 1% chance they were willing to take.
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