Vitim on instructables has found away to turn junk into a fuctional amp.
"I got this old cd player that was pretty much waste, because It had its front panel lost. Even if it worked I don't have any physical media nor I wanted to listen to radio. But I knew that I could use the amplifier part and use it to drive some speakers, and then connect it to any audio source that I wanted like an iPod, phone, TV, etc"
see more at; http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycling-old-car-radio-into-a-audio-amplifier/?ALLSTEPS