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Help with Setup

I just moved into a new house and I am looking for some help setting up some installed speakers.

In my living room in a cabinet I have the following

A white jacketed cable with a red, black, white and green connectors

5 sets of speaker wires that I have tested and confirmed they operate the following in ceiling speakers in my living room
Center, Front R, Front L, Rear R and Rear L.

I have two coaxial cables a Cat 5 cable and a HDMI cable.

As stated I have tested the speaker wires and know what the operate. I am 99% confident the HDMI cable and one of the coaxial cable is for hooking the TV up (there is a HDMI cable and coxial coming out of the wall above the fire place).

Besides the speakers in my living room I also have speakers in 6 other locations- Kitchen, eating area, dinning room, porch, master bedroom and master bath. In a closet I have an amp (Episode Model EA-AMP-12D-45A). It has six sets of wires going into it. It is the same white cable with 4 conductors that is in the living room cabinet. It then also has a "global In" that has a white and red RCA cables that are then connected to a traditional coaxial cable.

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Is the second coaxial cable in the living room cabinet the global in line to the amp? How do I attach this to my receiver? Do I need some type of coaxial to RCA adapter?

The receiver I have is a Pioneer VSX-1021-K It is old, will it work with this system? Will I be able to use it to play music in any of the 6 other areas?

See pictures below. Please be kind to me I am not very knowledgeable!

Thanks in advance

James
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Is the second coaxial cable in the living room cabinet the global in line to the amp?
Probably.

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How do I attach this to my receiver? Do I need some type of coaxial to RCA adapter?
You will need the same adapters in place on the other end of it: An F-connector to RCA adapter, and a female-to-male RCA splitter.

But really, stereo outputs should not be “y’d” together like that. There needs to be a stereo to mono converter in place, such as this one ( https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005GJCA6M...osi&th=1&psc=1 ).


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The Pioneer will work. Connect the stereo to mono converter box to the Pioneer’s Zone 2 outputs. Keep in mind, the music source component will probably have to be connected with analog RCA outputs, not digital. This can be verified in the manual, if you have one.

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Probably.


You will need the same adapters in place on the other end of it: An F-connector to RCA adapter, and a female-to-male RCA splitter.

But really, stereo outputs should not be “y’d” together like that. There needs to be a stereo to mono converter in place, such as this one



The Pioneer will work. Connect the stereo to mono converter box to the Pioneer’s Zone 2 outputs. Keep in mind, the music source component will probably have to be connected with analog RCA outputs, not digital. This can be verified in the manual, if you have one.

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Wayne - Thanks! Just a little confused on how to use the converter you recommend. Do I connect the Coax to the output portion of the box using the F connector and RCA splitter and then I connect the Zone 2 outputs from the receiver to the Input using a RCA splitter?
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The converter box goes on the source end.

Signal path will be:

Pioneer Zone 2 output -> Converter Box RCA input
Converter Box 1/4" output -> (various adapters) -> Coaxial cable

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