I have an MP3 player, and I am about to buy some Polk All-Weather speakers (Atrium 55).
My question: I want to be able to play tunes on my MP-3 at outdoor parties on the Atrium speakers - nothing more. What equipment do I need to connect my MP-3 (an IPod) to the speakers? I don't want to pay more than I have to and don't want to buy features I don't need.
I don't need to connect my TV, CD player, computer, etc., to the new speakers. I don't need to listen to the radio. (I have a good Onkyo receiver to do those things indoors -- that is not the issue.)
All I want to do is be able to connect the MP3 to the outdoor speakers and have the sound be adequately amplified so I can play it outside for parties (specifically, my daughter's high school graduation party). The receiver (or do I just need an amp?) will sit inside -- it doesn't need to be "all-weather." My regular Onkyo receiver is too far away to be convenient -- plus I don't want my daughters' friends messing with it!