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Just bought a new home and it has 4 speakers in living room 2 in the front room with a knob style control 2 in master bedroom 2 on side porch 2 on front porch 2 on downstairs front porch but there are only 2 knobs so not sure what I need also there is 6 cat5e ports under the tv which goes to the media cabinet and all the speaker wires go there Aswell
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Your description and pictures are hard to follow...

The patch panel in the closet would seem to be where an Ethernet switch or router was placed. Is there a power plug in that closet as well (seems to be one on the right edge of the picture).

The loose cat5e wires you're holding were at one point punched down - where do they all go?

You'll need to pull the volume control and see what speakers are attached to each one. I suspect all the outdoor speakers may be looped through one of those. The four living room speakers are likely intended to connect directly (no volume control). Use a 9V battery (or hook up a receiver) to tone out each pair of speaker wires, label them, and then you can post a diagram of the actual layout. Same for the cat5e wires - we need to know where both ends are...

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The cat five holding in my hand go underneath the tv there are six of them and in the closet that's where Comcast and u verse come into the house , the owner before I went bankrupt during construction that's why it was never finished all the wires go into a media cabinet with two racks but nothing else but a fan
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I am trying to figure out what the old homeowner was trying todo , there also are some starts to a lutron system but never finished Aswell , I have my local savant dealer coming out next week but the programming is what costs so damn much I have a lot of equipment from my last home the new owners said it was too complicated the only thing they keep was the whole home audio amp and savant docks
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The six cat5e cables going from the TV location to the media closet rack were probably for HDMI-over-cat5e extenders plus anything else he wanted to do. There was probably equipment in the rack, including a cat5e patch panel, which were removed.


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