I'm back on Head-Fi for some help I need pretty quickly... I just went ahead and splurged on some powered 2.0 speakers to replace the passive satellites on an Altec Lansing 2.1 system. The 2.0 speakers have a 3.5mm input, while the Altec Lansing is basically everything done by the subwoofer as a hub, and it outputs sound to its satellites via RCA (hardwired to the satellites). So I went and got myself a red-white RCA to 3.5mm cable - usually, I understand, for sending a 3.5mm output to an RCA input. However - I'm doing the reverse here - an RCA output to a 3.5mm input. Now the sound seems to be transmitting - but the huge problem I'm having is that the left channel is also playing through the right speaker (obviously this has bad effects on sound) and I can't figure out how to fix this, if it's even possible. If it's not I probably have to look for some passive RCA speakers instead. It'd be a shame if this doesn't work out as the new speakers sound pretty good for the price and outperform the original satellites. Do I need to rework the cable? I went and dug up a red-white-yellow cable and tried using that on the supplied RCA-3.5mm adaptor with the speakers, but that has the same effect.