I have an aging stereo with decent speakers that I'd like to somehow convert so that I can stream music from my phone or computer. Is this possible? Details and pictures inside.
I have an aging RCA stereo system (here
). The receiver unit is in bad shape. Every time I turn it on it lets out a loud whir that hiccups every now and then and just sounds pretty bad. I think it's nearing the end of its life. In addition, the receiver is just heavy and big and I want to throw it out. But the speakers sound great. I'm not an audiophile, but I have at least mildly discerning ears, and I think that these speakers are definitely worth holding on to.
The problem is, I have no way of using them without the receiver unit. Each speaker connects to the unit via these wires
, which makes them useless to me without the receiver. But I'd like to continue using them after I toss it.
So here's what I want. I'd like to be able to stream from my iPhone, iPad, or Macbook, over Bluetooth or WiFi, to a device which will then play the audio through these speakers. I've looked at the Airport Express and Apple TV, but if I have these units, how do I connect the speakers to them? Is that even possible? I'm willing to get fairly involved with this, but I'd like to keep my costs down as far as possible.
Sorry for the non-technical language. I have no idea what I'm doing. If you do, help!