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Noob pre wired surround sound help


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#1 of 3 OFFLINE   surround916

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Posted September 29 2009 - 05:58 PM

Hello everyone.  Glad I found you guys.  So I just bought a house and the house is pre wired for surround sound in the family room.  Where the cable tv input is there was a plastic cover that I uncovered.  In there was a wrapped wires.... 3 blue bundles(with 4 wires in each of them) and 2 coaxial cables.  I believe my house is a 5.1  .  There appears to be 3 pre wired holes on the top front and two in the rear of the family room.  How does this correspond to the wires that are shown here.

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#2 of 3 OFFLINE   Robert_J

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Posted September 30 2009 - 12:15 AM

You will need to use a digital multi-meter (DMM) with a continuity feature to determine where each wire runs.  Once you figure that out you will need to label them so you don't have this problem again.

#3 of 3 OFFLINE   ShanonS

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Posted September 30 2009 - 01:49 AM

If you really want the best sound, you won't want to use the positions high up for the main speakers.