Originally Posted by hillybrook03
Hum, the only other place I saw was in a closet upstairs (I couldn't get a great photo because I didn't have a step stool) there are a bunch of potentially ethernet? cables coming out of the wall. It was where he appeared to have his router and modem hooked up.
He's retrofitted some Ethernet wiring for the house, most likely, with all of it coming from that shelf location. The modem/router would be placed there, and what appears to be some RJ45 keystone jacks to feed other rooms.
Weird to me that there are speakers and knobs in every room... There's got to be a way to get into it.
Ah, sorry, I forgot about the other rooms. Are there surround speakers in the living room? There's enough speaker jacks on the wall in the living room to support a surround pair and the "whole house". Assuming there's a surround pair, all the other rooms will be connected to one plate, using the "impedance matching" in the volume control knobs to allow multiple pairs of speakers to connect safely to one amplifier.
Should I hire someone to come in and look at it all?
No, you just need to verify some of this by unscrewing the faceplates to see what's behind them for sure (or ask the previous homeowner for a diagram or explanation). As long as it's what we're expecting, you'll be able to just use any AV Receiver with a Zone2 output (perhaps with an external amp like the AudioSource AMP-100), and you'll be able to use all of it.