I purchased a Sony 5 disc CD player and a set of bookshelf speakers. This is definitely not my area of expertise! Do I need to have an amplifier or receiver to make these work together? The player has pin connections and the speakers have wire clip connections.
You can use just an amp /or receiver Connect the Cd player R&L Out (to amp /or receiver) R & L- In-Connect Two wires (from) Each Speaker to Speaker A Right & Left- Turn on the amp/receiver -put in a Cd and adjust the Volume.
Amp is just for Amplification a Receiver is AMP + Am/FM Tuner (receiver.)
Pin Connections (are) RCA Cords RED & WHITE
Speaker Wire Can be any Color 10- 16 gague wire (or Lamp Cord) Striped to br wound or inserted into the posts.