Skip to main content

Questions tagged [speakers]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2 votes
1 answer
483 views

How to run fiber and speaker wire in a 2 story house [closed]

I'm about to move into a new construction house and i need to get a fiber cable run from my pantry/mud room area to my living room. Server rack will be in the pantry and control box will be in living ...
rasmukri's user avatar
  • 347
0 votes
1 answer
87 views

How do I determine whether a ceiling of unknown material is safe to hang speakers from, and identify the best spot to drill?

So I recently was able to do something I'd been hoping/planning to do for a long time, which was run speaker wire through the wall from my living room to my sun room so I can play music from my stereo ...
Ben's user avatar
  • 1
1 vote
1 answer
105 views

How to muffle a small speaker

So I have a sump pump in my basement. When the power goes out, it will beep to let you know the power is out. I plan on going out of town for a couple of weeks My wife will not go down into the ...
Chris's user avatar
  • 11
8 votes
6 answers
5k views

Speaker Wires Through Wall

Through ceiling, really. I've set up my new "office" in a 2nd floor room with accessible (insulated, blown-in) attic space above. At some point I'd like to set up my 5.1 computer speaker ...
Huesmann's user avatar
  • 3,910
1 vote
2 answers
164 views

Corroded audio cables

My living room has a 5.1 Dolby digital system; the audio cables for the three front speakers run through the walls for about 13 metres (about 42 feet) in a corrugated pipe with a diameter of 2.3 cm (a ...
Vorbis's user avatar
  • 123
0 votes
1 answer
161 views

Determining Type of speaker

I am trying to help my friend buy a receiver/amplifier for his home audio setup. He has 8 ceiling speakers with 4 wires (red,black,green,white) and 4 wall speaker with 2 wires (red,black) throughout ...
jb0's user avatar
  • 101
0 votes
1 answer
275 views

DIY wall anchor for speakers and stands

I have a pair of speakers that weigh 5.4kg/12lb each. They're mounted on a pair of DIY speaker stands. The stands are basically 2 pieces of oak connected with threaded rod that's covered by painted ...
Celos's user avatar
  • 101
4 votes
5 answers
4k views

Should I ground outdoor speaker wire? If so, how?

[I’m not sure if this is the right place to ask or if I should ask over in the electrical SE but…] I have outdoor speakers in my backyard that are all connected via the same copper run (speaker wire ...
Zero's user avatar
  • 321
0 votes
0 answers
242 views

How do I remove KEF Spring Ceiling Speakers?

I have a set of in-ceiling speakers that need to be removed. After searching online I believe we've identified them as the picture attached. However, when we attempt to pull them down they feel very ...
Ben Hall's user avatar
  • 101
-1 votes
1 answer
493 views

LED Backlight Strips on TV Causing External Speaker Interference

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post a question like this, but here we go. I recently purchased some LED strips for some backlight on my TV. Admittedly, these backlights are of the "...
hm8's user avatar
  • 99
0 votes
2 answers
58 views

How would i check if my receiver blows speakers

I picked up a Yamaha htr-3064 from good will for $14.99. Seamed like quite the steal. Back of the unit says it can take 6 or 8ohms speakers. I had also picked up a pair of Tandy Realistic tower ...
Dableez's user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
8k views

How to remove in wall speaker grill/frame

I tried all the suggestions in the following question to no avail (no accepted answer) How do I remove a ceiling speaker cover? I also watched several YT videos that so far haven't provided any ...
Chris Baxter's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
29 views

Suggestions for How to Achieve Flexible Wireless Speaker System

I would like to have a set of wireless (they can be mains powered) speakers in my living room. I have indicated what I reckon will be the eventual position of the speakers in the plan below: There is ...
High Plains Grifter's user avatar
-1 votes
2 answers
455 views

Trying to connect 2.1 speakers to a TV [closed]

A friend of mine has a Samsung TV (Model UE40J5250) to which he would like to connect an analogue 2.1 speaker system for better sound. Unfortunately, this low-end TV has a very limited number of ...
vyasa's user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
1 answer
2k views

Running cables for a home theater: inside walls and ceilings or on the surface?

I am trying to set-up a home theater in my ill-equipped living room. After spending the last three days watching YouTube videos on routing cables, I did learn a lot, but got into a state of analysis ...
MarcoD's user avatar
  • 437
0 votes
2 answers
891 views

How can I muffle a speaker on a small TV?

I need background noise when I work and I often use a small TV in my study, either playing DVDs of old TV shows or tuned to a nostalgia channel. I don't want sound to be too loud, though. I recently ...
Tango's user avatar
  • 528
1 vote
2 answers
10k views

How can I safely bury unused speaker wires in my wall?

Just bought a new place, and I've got a speaker wall plate with 2 binding posts sitting chest high in the room that are driving me nuts aesthetically. (two actually, one on either side of the room). ...
dp_boston's user avatar
2 votes
2 answers
3k views

Can a multi-meter be used to test home theater receiver speaker output?

I have a Sony HT-CT150 that no longer outputs sounds. Can I somehow use my mutli-meter to test the speaker output? Here's what it looks like I want to make sure that the system is actually ...
PBG's user avatar
  • 309
0 votes
1 answer
92 views

Pictures Covering Home Theater Speakers [closed]

So I have some in wall speakers that I've installed. I would like to put pictures in front of them. I was thinking that a silk screen or similar should have essentially no sound distortion. I reason ...
Jonathan Mee's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
212 views

Are speaker wire output negative posts on receiver common-grounded? [closed]

I am buying a subwoofer (powered Sunfire HRS 12) that has high level inputs (bare speaker wire) and it says that it has it's negative posts joined (common-grounded) and that my receiver or amp also ...
Alex's user avatar
  • 103
1 vote
1 answer
400 views

What speaker wire should I use to extend the length?

I bought the Sony HT-IV300 home theatre system 3 years back. Specifications ( Impedance levels are mentioned) For the front speakers, just used the default surrounding speaker wires ( impedance of ...
2vision2's user avatar
  • 111
0 votes
1 answer
53 views

Do I need special tools to run speaker wire vertically from about light switch heigh to the floor? No fireblocks.

I have some speakers I hope to run wires for from not much higher than switch height for my 7.1 system. I'm thinking I might be able to just drill a hole and use a coat hanger to get it started then ...
Rig's user avatar
  • 111
1 vote
2 answers
179 views

Speaker wall plate wiring

I have standard speaker cables and a wall plate that supports 2 speakers (i.e. 4 wires): The front is obvious but I'm confused about the back. Should I pass the wires through the little hole on each ...
Simas's user avatar
  • 113
0 votes
3 answers
1k views

Moved to a home with a surround sound system, how do I set it up? [closed]

We recently moved to a home with a surround sound system, but we have absolutely no idea how to hook them up to our TV. There are two front speakers. Their make/model are Yamaha NS-A636. Photos below:...
Mike Buss's user avatar
  • 115
1 vote
0 answers
4k views

Unexpected wood behind drywall

I'm installing a speaker wall bracket (Q Acoustics 2000WB) onto drywall. It has five mounting holes. Photo from https://pricespy.co.uk/product.php?g=603554 I'm running into some wood immediately ...
Tim J's user avatar
  • 11
-1 votes
3 answers
1k views

1/2" drywall ceiling support 7lb ceiling-mounted speakers?

I recently purchase some JBL SP8II wall-mount speakers that I would actually like to use in the ceilings. However these speakers don't come with a between-the-studs support of any kind (there is a ...
CoinToss1010's user avatar
-1 votes
0 answers
48 views

Can 1/2" drywall support recessed 7lb speakers? [duplicate]

I recently purchase some JBL SP8II wall-mount speakers that I would actually like to use in the ceilings. However these speakers don't come with a between-the-studs support of any kind (there is a ...
CoinToss1010's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
779 views

What is this mesh cover on the wall?

I just noticed this thingy on the wall of my apartment. Weird I haven't paid any attention to it since I bought this place. I could swear I just heard a low-pitched sound coming out of it. Is it a ...
Eddie Kal's user avatar
  • 209
1 vote
1 answer
848 views

How to wire ceiling speakers where each pair of speakers has only two wires total

I bought a house which has 5 pairs of ceiling speakers (10 speakers total). The panel in the wall has 5 pairs of wires, (10 wires total). This is confusing to me, since I thought each speaker would ...
eyeApps LLC's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
3k views

Will running two speaker cables next to each other cause interference?

I have a path through which I'm running some speaker cables behind some crown molding. I would like to use the same path for two 12 gauge speaker cables for about 25 ft. Will it cause interference ...
Betsy Dupuis's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
117 views

How to make a subwoofer that is also a clothes closet

I am building a tiny home and do not have room for a dedicated subwoofer. However, I am thinking about making a DIY multipurpose subwoofer/closet. I've read around that clothes can packed into a ...
crypdick's user avatar
  • 101
0 votes
1 answer
769 views

Improving TV Sound Quality: Must I go for higher RMS Power in external speakers than the TV speakers? [closed]

I have a Philips 32PFL4738 81 cm LED TV but the internal speakers don't give great sound. I'm trying to select a good external speaker to correct this issue. Good in the sense of clarity & ...
curious_cat's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
1k views

Connecting TV to better external speakers: Type of connection [closed]

I have a Philips 32PFL4738 81 cm LED TV but the built-in speakers don't give great sound. I want to attach external speakers but am having a hard time figuring out what kind would match. The TV ...
curious_cat's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
2k views

How can I stop the bass from shaking my house?

When I play music through my speakers, they are on top of a shelf directly under the ceiling, and the bass shakes the wood panel wall and ceiling tiles, which causes loud rattling. Is there some ...
MCMastery's user avatar
  • 103
1 vote
1 answer
3k views

Could I use this Speaker Wire for my thermostat?

I had this wire left over and thought I might as well use it if I can. I think it will work but I just wanted to make sure! So can I use this speaker wire for the Rc and C terminals on my thermostat? ...
Colin's user avatar
  • 11
1 vote
1 answer
3k views

tieing different gauge of speaker wire together for one speaker

I am running speaker wire around the room but I've run short for 2 of em can I safely tie 2 different gauge of wires together for one speaker
chris suggs's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
137 views

Best setup for 5.1 speakers in room

I've got a 5.1 speaker system and I need guidance to place the speakers(5 sub-woofer/speaker and 1 main-woofer). I heard that, for best experience there are specific guidelines for placement. Like, ...
vishnu's user avatar
  • 113
3 votes
4 answers
55k views

Identifying positive and negative speaker wires

My house came with 2 wall speakers. There is wiring for both of them. The right and left speakers have 2 wires each. I'm trying to hook them up to my amp but I have no idea which wire is positive or ...
ferret's user avatar
  • 327
0 votes
1 answer
335 views

How will I extend my speaker wire?

The wire is too short for me, and I want to extend it... I'm thinking that the audio quality will lessen if I connect a different wire. I don't know as well if where will I get or what wire will I ...
chico's user avatar
  • 1
1 vote
2 answers
3k views

How to stop the vibrations/sound produced by glass inside a room while playing a speaker system?

My room has a sealed glass (like window glass but we can can't open and close; its fixed to the frame). Whenever I play music in my 5.1 speakers, the glass starts vibrating making a "errrrrr/grrrrr" ...
vishnu's user avatar
  • 113
1 vote
1 answer
566 views

How do I identify the speaker setup for these ten in-home speakers?

I inherited a rat's nest of speaker wires (USA), where each of the 10 cables (8 are purple, 1 is gray, 1 is blue) contains 4 wires: black, white, red and green. There are five rooms with 2 speakers ...
JoshDM's user avatar
  • 776
1 vote
1 answer
268 views

Running audio wire in office, wall or ceiling location?

I am running speaker wire before drywall. I have an office, square shape, that I want to later install 5.1 or 7.1 surround for playing certain movies or video games on the computer. I know that the ...
CCCBuilder's user avatar
  • 1,421
1 vote
4 answers
7k views

How can I mount a speaker on the ceiling?

I want to this heavy bookshelf speaker on my ceiling as a center-channel, preferably horizontally, as it's above my projection screen. I want to angle it roughly 20 degrees downward so that it's ...
glenviewjeff's user avatar
  • 1,450
1 vote
0 answers
972 views

How to locate In-wall speaker cables (behind dry wall)

I moved into my new house about a year ago and discovered a wall plate that has 4 pairs of speaker wires stuffed in there. According to the labels on the ends of the wires, there are speakers for our ...
Tuckerdude's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
339 views

Why would a speaker make a clicking noise after ~1 hour even when disconnected?

I recently purchased a pair of Swan T-200c speakers. They sound amazing, but after roughly an hour of use they emit a clicking noise that increasing in volume. This persists after I unplug the audio ...
JR Smith's user avatar
  • 123
1 vote
3 answers
4k views

How to fasten boards flush to the face of square posts

I might take 3 square wooden posts, about 1.5 meters high, and I need to link them to one or more boards on the bottom, if you propose screws, keep in mind that it has to sit level so they have to be ...
Formagella's user avatar
7 votes
7 answers
40k views

Muffling a fire alarm speaker?

First off, this may or may not be legal, but seeing as this is in my own place of residence and it's bothering me a lot, I figured I'd ask. I live in an apartment complex near my college. I have 2 ...
user32538's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
1k views

How would I connect several speakers to an amplifier for multi room sound?

I would be happy if anyone can help me with the following project I wish to build : I have an old amplifier 4ohm impedance with A and B zones, support for mono and stereo and playing A and\or B. I ...
chegov's user avatar
  • 11
0 votes
1 answer
147 views

Subwoofer in a 5.1 surround Possible with outputs?

I am collecting speakers for a 5.1 surround! Now I have found a subwoofer which looks nice it's an active subwoofer. But it has this connections: it has stereo input and output for speakers! My ...
Arjan Oskam's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
843 views

Interrupt whole house audio with arbitrary source, post-receiver but pre-amplifier

I want to setup my home audio so that I can inject a source of audio (which could be anything from a doorbell to computer audio) more-or-less "in-between" the receiver and the amplifier, so that audio ...
PattMauler's user avatar