i have aquired 5 speakers and would like to create a sound system for my computer, like those form lets says logitech. The speakers are noraml stereo type speakers with two wire connector. Obviously i need some type of an amplifier, but other than that i really have no clue what to do. is tehre a cheap way to go about this?
If you want to take 5 bookshelf speakers and make a comp sound system with them there isn't really a good cheap way of doing it. The good way would be getting an amp with digital spdif inputs and a soundcard that will encode to digital 5.1 over spdif. Or have a buttload of wires running from your soundcard to the amp for an analog connection.
A slightly cheaper route might be to do something like what I did. Get a high end computer speaker system and replace its stock speakers with bookshelf speakers. I replaced the stock speakers on my Klipsch promedia 5.1 system with boston acoustic speakers.