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I need some help as I have no clue where to start here. I just bought a new home that had the basement pre-wired for speakers. The problem I have is I can't tell where the speaker wires terminate in the ceiling. I see the speaker wires coming out of the wall to attached to the receiver but when I look at the celiing I have no idea where they have been placed. Any tricks on how to located them? I really don't want to start cutting holes in places I don't need to.

And yes, I have contacted the previous owner who is in his eigthies and he has no clue and doesn't even know who installed them.
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You'll need access at one of the ends, to use a 'fox and hound', more formally called a tone and probe kit.

I bought this one, but I think I paid ~ $60. Works well, no complaints.

Connecting the ground lead to a true ground (nearby power receptacle outlet) improves performance.

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