But understand, unless you post the exact make/model numbers of all equipment involved <grumble, grumble>, it's hard to be 110% certain there is no workaround for a specific scenario. Please post more complete info to get the best help here.
I have a Yamaha receiver that has 6ch speaker terminals. I got 5.1ch speakers as a gift which has three 3.5mm jack cables: orange (center/subwoofer), green (front) and black (rear). Each of the front and rear speakers has an RCA cable which is hooked up to the subwoofer, which in turn has those three stereo jack cables.
I know that the speaker terminals are for unamplified speakers and my 5.1ch speakers have an internal amp, but is there any way I can still use these 5.1 speakers with my Yamaha receiver? Or do I need to buy something else? I wouldn't want the speakers to go to waste since it's a gift
I appreciate your help!