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Hi everyone,

I know nothing of audio, so if this is a dumb question I apologize in advance.

I recently moved into a condominium that has pre-wired speakers in the ceiling. The photo shows the speaker wires. Which receiver(s) can I get to take advantage of these ceiling speakers? I am not looking for anything fancy, something modest but reliable will do.

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I'd look into the Denon E300. It has a really easy way of connecting these kinds of wires into the receiver. You basically push a button, you see a hole, put the wire in the hole, and let go. It was on sale on Amazon for $199 earlier in the day!
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Any receiver can take bare wire. You just need to figure out where each wire leads to.


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This is 4-conductor speaker wire typically used for in-wall installations with the cable connection standard as shown below. So if there are 2 speakers, each set of (4) speakers is connected to a single speaker, whereas if there are 4 speakers, then the "A" and "B" in the image would each be connected to a stereo pair of speakers.


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Thank you all very much for the information.

There are 4 speakers mounted in the ceiling - two in the living room and two in the master suite. But I think there might be three of those blue wires (each contains the black, white, red, and green strands). With 4 speakers and 3 wires, I am not sure how that would work out.

jdsmoothie, if a pair of speakers are connected to a single 4-conductor speaker wire, does Black goes with White then Red goes with Green?

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No. As noted in the image ... the "A" speaker would use black/red and the "B" speaker would use green/white. Also the 3rd 4-conductor wire is likely not used but rather installed if a 3rd set of stereo speakers was desired in another room.

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