Whole House Question: Left Spkr, Right Spkr, Mystery Cable? - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Baselworld is only a few weeks away. Getting the latest news is easy, Click Here for info on how to join the Watchuseek.com newsletter list. Follow our team for updates featuring event coverage, new product unveilings, watch industry news & more!

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
Old 05-08-2013, 12:00 PM - Thread Starter
Kor's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 97
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Hey everyone,

I'm new to whole house audio as I just bought a pre-wired home.

There are 2 speakers in each room, plus a volume dial on the wall.

At the hub, I am getting three cables. One is labeled Left and has both red/black wire wrapped in the sheath. One is labeled Right and has both a red/black wire in the sheath. There is a third wire from each room, cat5 cable from the looks of it but its cut not terminated with a plug.

What the heck is this cat 5 cable for? The home builder told me it's "for the volume control". ?

I am getting zero help from the builder and there are zero manuals.

Is this a common thing....?
Kor is offline  
Sponsored Links
Old 05-14-2013, 05:21 AM
Senior Member
cshepard's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: NC
Posts: 391
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
Liked: 38
You would use the Cat5 for a control system if you so choose. This would range from IR controlled volume controls, A-bus keypads (yuck), or any other type of keypad or touch panel. You do not need to use it with traditional volume controls.
cshepard is offline  
Old 05-14-2013, 07:31 AM
AVS Special Member
NickTheGreat's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Posts: 2,506
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 363 Post(s)
Liked: 237
You lucky dog. A lot of us would love to have pre-wired Cat cable in the walls. Hopefully you can figure out where the other end is . . . wink.gif
NickTheGreat is offline  
Sponsored Links
Thread Tools

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off