- May 24, 2002
A coworker of mine just had a new house built. The general contractor built the walls & ceiling to accommodate speakers and then subcontracted the wiring and speaker installation out to another guy. I have a couple of questions: 1) The home theater contractor installed all of the speakers in the walls, including the sub. When my coworker was setting up his receiver, he noticed there was no jack in the wall to run his pre-out to the sub. There are only plugs for the fronts, center, and rear channels. I told him to ask the guy why he wired it that way since it defeats the purpose of the pre-out on his receiver. The guy first said it was because if the sub is hooked up to the pre-out, it creates too much noise in the walls??????? I would think that has to do with the construction of the walls... Questioned further since that answer was pretty lame, he said the speakers came in a package and the sub came with the wiring pre-connected through the front channel. Does that make sense to anyone? It doesn't to me, but I have had the same setup in my place for about 6 years and have not kept up with technology as I used to. Has something changed? I'm pretty skeptical, but figured I would pose the question to a large, more experienced forum. 2) The speakers that were installed are from "Sounds of Music" I have never heard of this brand, nor can I find anything about it online. Is anyone familiar with them? Thanks for your responses.