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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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:...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 & ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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? ...
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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
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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" ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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What is the best way to install speakers to interior/exterior of house?

I want to install 4 interior speakers and one exterior speaker, as shown on the diagram below. (S indicates speaker, S (?) indicates 2 possible locations). There is dry wall between the rooms and ...
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How do I remove a ceiling speaker cover?

I have speakers in my ceiling and I need to get the covers off to check the settings. I've tried pulling them with my fingernails and a plastic knife but no luck so far. Any ideas?
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connect 3 pair of speakers to receiver [closed]

installed 2 speakers in kitchen, dining room, padio, total of 6 speakers, 3 pair. have an Onkyo TX-8050 receiver that has stereo SpeakerA and SpeakerB terminals with a total of 4 channels, 2 pair. ...
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How can I tell if this is wood or drywall?

I am trying to mount speakers on the topmost part as you can see here: Basically I am mounting it on that thin vertical area that you can see. Is this part wood or drywall? From tapping it, it sounds ...
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How do I pre-wire for in-ceiling speakers and give a clean finished look without installing speakers for several months?

I am building a new home and I would like to pre-wire for in-ceiling speakers. I have seen in some newer homes small plastic plugs in the ceiling where the wire is located. This allows the home owner ...
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Can I position speakers near ceiling, as opposed to ear height?

I've been told that the best position for attached-to-wall speakers is approximately the ear height of the listener in each corner of the room plus center for the center piece for 5+sub systems. ...
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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 tidy up loose speaker wires?

I have surround sound speakers with the speaker wires going up through the wall. The wire is fixed and doesn't slide in and out the wall. Now it's time to tidy it up! How much loose wire should I ...
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How close can speaker wire be to a recessed light before heat is a concern?

I'm currently building a home and have plans to install in-ceiling speakers in my family room when the house is finished. The package that the builder offers is obnoxiously expensive and I can't do it ...
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How should I cut these speaker stands down to size?

Any recommends on what tool I should use and how I can go about not ruining the finish? Here's a close up of the top: And here's the finished product - thanks for all the help! I used a pipe cutter ...
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Do I need to “protect” low voltage cables that are run through an insulated wall?

I'm planning to run speaker cables from a new outlet at an uninsulated wall to a new outlet at an insulated wall. I've already run Cat5e and coaxial cable to the uninsulated wall, and am comfortable ...
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How can I mount speakers that don't have mount adapters?

How can I mount a pair of speakers to my apartment walls? Specifically, how do I mount speakers that have no mounting points? They are from a turntable set from the 80's most likely before the ...
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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 don'...