This isn't really an update, though I will spill a couple beans.
I have prepped/run wire for 7(9).4.6 - That's seven channels of surround, but a side array of 4 instead of 2. The ceiling wire isnt pulled yet, but I'm ready to. When I cut holes in the face of the soffits I managed to cut through my 14/2 romex for the lights - twice! Luckily, I cut the same wire in two places. A pull chord (scrap wire) is in place to pull a new length of wire for the lights. It only cost me a few hours and a few dollars - oops. I've located the 6 ceiling speakers wide - in line with L and R as per Dolby. That puts them pretty close to the face of the soffits, running down the side of my narrow room. The front are 40-45 degrees up from the MLP (front and center) and the rears are the same angle in back. The middle would fit half way in between, which works out to be directly next to/above the side surrounds. I'm working on a design for speaker cabinets that I probably am incapable of building, but they could be a cool shaped design that would reinforce the steam punk design. It would integrate the side surrounds and atmos cabinets (visually, not physically), on adjacent surfaces of the soffit (face and bottom) - visually wrapping around the corner. We'll see.
In the mean time, I've been trying to finish up some stuff that I should have long ago in the wiring closet (laundry room) upstairs. That's why I'm posting - I need some tips. The first problem is probably very easy, I just haven't been able to find an answer.
I'm re-installing the receiver in the laundry room to run audio to the living areas. The speaker wire is pretty well all laid out, but I went into the attic to verify a few things before I started my wire management. I came across this:
It connects to this wire in the laundry room, which I had noticed but assumed because of the RCA end that it had been used for a sub somewhere by the previous owner of this house. Now I see it's for an FM antenna.
Of course, the receiver has a connector that doesn't match. I could just use the antenna that came with the receiver, but I'd prefer to use the one in the attic for the sake of neatness and reception. Can someone point me to what I'll need?
Thanks to anyone who can help.