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I just setup my speaker system after moving into a pre-wired house and my rear speakers aren't producing any sound. The house is wired with 14ga wire and I am using the 18ga wire that came with my speakers to connect to the wall outlet. Can the increase in wire gauge effect output?
 

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Is this a 5.1 or 7.1 setup? If it's 5.1, make certain you are connecting the surround speakers to the AVR's (side) surround speaker outputs; not to the rear surround speaker outputs.
 

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If you don't have a VOM (volt-ohm meter), get one and test continuity (measure resistance of wires at the wall) of the wire connected to the speaker. You should see a DC resistance a little higher than if you just measured the speaker alone. It won't harm the speaker. If that's good, then put the 18 ga. in the chain. If that's still good, consider that others have suggested.


HAve fun,

Frank
 
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