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Need help wiring zone speakers

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#1 of 1 OFFLINE   Armenian_Tyrant



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Posted October 19 2008 - 07:56 PM

Hey everybody,
So I just recently moved into my new house and I was extremely excited to find out that the house was pre-wired for surround sound and several rooms are wired for zone speakers.
I've got my 5.1 wired up and everything is working perfectly, I installed some speakers on my patio and need help wiring them in correctly. Here are some pictures of what I have to work with.

These are the speakers wires FROM the patio TO the volume control box

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These are the wires FROM the volume control box TO the receiver
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So I don't have a volume controller yet, however I was just playing around to test the speakers. I tried wiring the speaker wires directly to the wires that run to the receiver and I didn't get any output. I even tried an old receiver that I have and still nothing. Do I need to have a volume controller installed for this to work or am I doing this wrong?

The blue bundled wire in the second picture seems to be a CAT5 cable, any idea what this is for? Any help would be much appreciated.