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Question with whole home audio

Recently moved into a house that has built in ceiling speakers. There are a total of 7 speakers (2 in the kitchen, 2 on the patio, 2 in the master bedroom, and 1 in the master bsth.). Each room has a volume control. The wiring seems to run to media hub in the basement. Each room wire has 4 wires (W, G,R, B). They are labeled for each room along with a "source" wire. In my family room media cabinet there are 2 wires with 4 wires each (8 total). I have pictures but didn't know how to post.

I did the AA battery test to isolate which wires pair together. I only need 2 wires from each bundle to get audio playing to them all via an old receiver I have.

I would ideally like to have the music playing in different zones but it is not essential. I plan on using them to stream music from my phone.

My questions are :

1. How to attach the wires?
2. Do I need a speaker selector?
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You're gonna have fun connecting everything. Looks like speakers are dual voice coil? cable #1 left & right

Does volume control have any other buttons?


TV locations have any wires?

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As Nobr8ks noted, it looks like you have dual coil speakers, so effectively you’re talking 14 speakers instead of 7. That’s way too many for any stereo amplifier to handle. You need a multi-channel amplifier. I suggest contacting a company that specializes in whole house audio like Home Theater Direct.

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