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Amplifier Replacment

OK first post here goes. If this is the wrong section feel free to move lol. OK I have two old GE speakers with what looks to be RCA looking black connectors that date from about 1992. These are passive I think? Correct me if I am wrong though. No power cords. The original tape deck/radio/amp had two black rca females for output and one white rca and one red for the input from an old CD player and just plain died due to old age and many uses lol... These speakers will NOT work without that device or something similar. If one uses some kind of Y adapter, they will have vewwwy wow vowume. I would like to replace that GE amp/tape/radio unit with something inexpensive and small that will just amplify and raise the volume and make 'em work... Don't need the radio/stereo/tapes. There is ONE set of all these speakers and amp/tape/radio on ebay but I would rather not go that route. I would like to use this with the usual 1/8 plug so speakers do not go to waste. I am a good electronic guy but I am lost here. I have the Y adapter. What can I do? I have looked at GOOGLE already and ebay etc... Don't know what I am looking for. Thanks for the help. Can pics be uploaded? For now here is what the ends of those speaker wires look like.

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PCSPEAKER Amplifier Replacment

You are living in the stone age. You should replace both your amplifier and your speakers. The most cost effective-- best sound for the dollar-- would be the refurbished Emotive integrated amp, less than $300 + the cheapest Emotiva speakers.
If you must keep costs as low as possible and continue to use the GE speakers and only want to use a CD player, Amazon $62 Nobsound amp. The photo you show of your wire to the speakers is what only the cheapest manufactures use. If you must keep the GE speakers (and the very idea of doing that makes me shudder), the RCA plug will fit any modern amplifier. If the bare wire end goes into the speaker, you are OK as is. If the connection does not work, take the wire, one speaker, & your new amp to Best Buy and ask them what you need to make the connection. You do not need a Y connector. Or, I think I have a handful of suitable connectors in my junk drawer. If you pay the postage, I’ll give you a couple.

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You are living in the stone age. You should replace both your amplifier and your speakers. The most cost effective-- best sound for the dollar-- would be the refurbished Emotive integrated amp, less than $300 + the cheapest Emotiva speakers.
If you must keep costs as low as possible and continue to use the GE speakers and only want to use a CD player, Amazon $62 Nobsound amp. The photo you show of your wire to the speakers is what only the cheapest manufactures use. If you must keep the GE speakers (and the very idea of doing that makes me shudder), the RCA plug will fit any modern amplifier. If the bare wire end goes into the speaker, you are OK as is. If the connection does not work, take the wire, one speaker, & your new amp to Best Buy and ask them what you need to make the connection. You do not need a Y connector. Or, I think I have a handful of suitable connectors in my junk drawer. If you pay the postage, I’ll give you a couple.

Finally some answers. Stone age? Nah not really. These were found in storage totes and just didn't want them to go to waste. If I can use them cool if not cool. Again I am a newbie and tried to make them work on my own. As I said the amp is GONE. Just two speakers remain. Did you read my question? Make you shudder? Hey some of us aren't rich. Thanks for the judgemental suggestions. I wanted to use these with a pc headphone 1/8 plug.

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