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post #1 of 9
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I moved a couple of months ago to this new house, and it came with speakers built into the basement.

Their are four speakers built in two back to front. On the walls there are 8 audio inputs, I'm guessing this is how you connect a receiver to the speaker system.

What I am trying to ask is this a 7.1 system.
post #2 of 9
well do you have 7 speakers in the walls? if not then its not 7.1

7.1 - 7speakers and one subwooer
5.1 - 5speakers and one subwooer
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I'm guessing since you have (4) speakers you would have a black and a red input. Not too sure the technical term for this but there are two plugs in each speaker. So 4 speakers would have 8 inputs.



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can you post a pic of the room and the connectors?
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Sure I'll get one up tomorrow.
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Here are the photos

Front Speakers


Back Speakers


Speaker Up Close


Inputs on Wall


Colors go by row
Red,Blue,Red, Blue
post #7 of 9
You need to connect your receiver to those terminals via speaker wire.
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post #8 of 9
It looks like a 5.1 system.

Two speakers in the back of the room -- rear surround speakers

Two speakers in the front of the room -- front speakers.

You just need to add a center channel speakers, subwoofer and connect your receiver.
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They are called banana plugs, check out monoprice.com for great prices on home electronics wiring.
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