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Can 18/2 CL2 barostat cable be used for speakers?

We're wiring our kitchen for a stereo speaker system. There was only enough 18 gauge speaker wire for one speaker, so the electricians used 18/2 barostat wire for the other. The speaker cable seems ...
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What's causing the popping noise from my speakers?

Several weeks ago, I moved into a new home. In office, I have my computer set up with a set of media speakers (older model of Logitech Z-550's). Every now and then the speakers will make a popping ...
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What type of equipment do I need to complete this audio setup?

I am trying to figure out how to setup audio and TV in a new home. I've got my TV in the family room. I want to buy a surround sound system for that room. I'm guessing i need 5.1 channel speakers for ...
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How should I connect these two yellow wires?

I don't know what this cap is... is it ok to cut it off and splice the two yellow wires together as I have been with the previous splices.
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Can I send audio through coax cables?

I'd like to be able to pipe some audio from a computer in my basement to some speakers upstairs. When thinking about the best way to do this, I realized that my house is already wired with coax cable, ...
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How do I properly cut pre-existing kitchen backsplash tile for new low voltage wall plates?

I'm doing a little bit of kitchen remodeling, overflow from my home theater remodeling. I'm adding some RCA input ports to a pre-existing low voltage wall plate that previously hosted just Cat5 and ...
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Does the listed gauge on a crimp cap take into account that two wires would go in the same end?

What size of crimp cap be used for 16 AWG wire? I could use butt splice of size 22-18 AWG but prefer crimp cap connector where both wires go in the same end (so double the diameter). Should I buy ...
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What are my options for multi-room audio?

Multi-Room Audio I've been tasked by the wife with setting up a multi-room audio system. We've broken the house down into the following zones: Kitchen (Stereo) Office (Stereo) Master Bed/Bath ...
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Do speaker wires need to be protected at exposed end-points?

Ah the joys of new home ownership. In preparing to prime/paint our family room ceilings, we took down some old (really old) speakers the previous owner had set up. We're not planning to use them ...
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What are some ways to wire rear speakers in a home theater system?

I have two rear speakers, that I never use, since I don't have a good way (yet) to wire them. I have a hardwood floor. And the side of the room that is nearest to the TV+Audio source is open. So I ...