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Hello, I am trying to install some outdoor speakers, Polk Atrium 4, and I have a few questions. My house was prewired for audio when it was built. They ran a 4 conductor outdoors to a location for a volume control knob, from there another 4 conductor to the first speaker location and from there a 2 conductor to the other corner.

I havent got a receiver yet, but it will be capable of having a powered second zone. I'm not sure of how it is supposed to be wired and need to know if this is correct:

The 4 conductor from the receiver to the volume knob in, another 4 conductor from the volume knob out to the first speaker. Do I put all four wires 2 in each terminal here on the speaker? Then parallel to the second speaker? The speakers are 8 ohm, do I need to get any sort of special volume knob?

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The volume controls may be 8 ohm LPads, they may be for a 70v system. You need to be sure which they are before going any further.

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There isn't a volume control in place yet, just wires. I need to purchase one still. I'm kinda confused on what kind I should buy.
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Hello, I am trying to install some outdoor speakers, Polk Atrium 4, and I have a few questions. My house was prewired for audio when it was built. They ran a 4 conductor outdoors to a location for a volume control knob, from there another 4 conductor to the first speaker location and from there a 2 conductor to the other corner.

I havent got a receiver yet, but it will be capable of having a powered second zone. I'm not sure of how it is supposed to be wired and need to know if this is correct:

The 4 conductor from the receiver to the volume knob in, another 4 conductor from the volume knob out to the first speaker. Do I put all four wires 2 in each terminal here on the speaker? Then parallel to the second speaker? The speakers are 8 ohm, do I need to get any sort of special volume knob?

What gauge are the wires?
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What gauge are the wires?

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You have four wires at the receiver, two go the the left channel, two to the right. If you must use a volume control, and I would not, you need to get a stereo LPad. Wire it per the instructions. Two wires go to the left speaker, two to the right.

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