Hi Paul. 'fraid I don't have a contribution to make but I'm butting in because I have a similar query. I've just got a budget-priced hi-fi which I don't yet understand. I recently installed Netscape Radio on my PC and can get the music I like but with pretty poor quality. Can I stick a bit of cable from my PC speakers socket to my hi-fi Aux socket and hear the internet radio via my hi-fi? Cheers, Mike.
Use some caution here. The reason that PC speakers have an amplified power supply unit incorporated is because the soundcard cannot supply the power needed. If you connect a couple of say 50 or 100watt speakers directly to the speaker output you are going to get problems...... perhaps pretty big ones.