Do my stereo system speakers need to be able to connect to wifi signal to enable the airport express to work?

I have a JVC stereo system (MX-KC68) with sub and speakers which are really good but they do not have any wifi or bluetooth capabilities. I checked the back of the stereo system and speakers and it only has ports for the wired speakers/sub (the speakers look like they are internally wired and cant be removed). Is there a way to somehow connect the JVC stereo system to the airport express? I want to set up a home sound system but thought if I could somehow wire it up to the airport express that would save buying a few other sound speakers around the house. I have a feeling it will most likely end up being pretty complicated and may be just easier to purchase a system that has these capabilities but thought I would ask considering the speakers are the best ones I have around. thanks in advance :)

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    If your stereo system has audio input jacks, yes you can. The Airport Express has an Analog/Optical Audio output jack. It's an 1/8 inch jack so you will need an adapter cable to connect to RCA (phono plug) input. Or, if your stereo system has a digital optical input, you can connect to that using an optical cable. I have used the capability for years and it works quite well.