Hi, I've searched several threads, but can't see to find the right answer to my questions.
We bought our home new 7 years ago and the screen porch and family were pre-wired, but they didn't leave a diagram like they did in our old house in Seattle. The wiring includes 2 cat5 runs and 4 speakers and 2 speaker wire runs to the screen porch.
Anyway, I bought some Def Tech AW5500's for my screen porch and hooked up the wires to the receiver. I decided to test out the connections before hanging the speakers, but got no sound.
Here's my connection points as I see them. Can anyone tell me if I need to add something? Do I need a volume control at the door leading to the screen porch? I'm surprised that the connections "end" at the point going out to the screen porch. I thought that a volume control would be optional there and the cables would run directly to the porch.
I'm not worried about putting speakers in the family room as I have a full theater in the basement.
Volume control location leading to the screen porch:
Speaker connections on porch:
Volume control location in the family room. It looks the same as the screen porch connection: