the only thing i can suggest is get one speaker and one by one attach it to all the different wires around the home
then get all the wires in the cupbaord and one by one connect them to an audio output that is playing music
then you can identify where that wire goes and label it "left outside patio"
the first thing you need to know is where all the wires go so you can work out where they need to connect to the back of control center
you can easily connect all the speakers to one receiver but you need to understand that whatever your playing will be heard everywhere all at once, in all rooms of the house with speakers, that could be a little weird
im not sure what your speaker control center does other than it may be to isolate these different areas
its kinda hard to help someone wire a home threatre setup over the internet you really need to be there onsite
We just moved into a home that is pre-wired for speakers. The dining room has two buiilt-in speakers in the ceiling. The living room has speaker wires coming out of the wall. The family room has two rear speaker wires (rear for a 5.1 surround setup based on location) coming out of the wall. The patio has two speakers attached to the wall. A bunch of wires go into a closet under the stairs and are attached to a "Realistic High Power Stereo Speaker Control Center" model 40-136.
The room where the TV is (family room mentioned above) will have a 5.1 surround setup in it (once I buy some speakers). The room is near, but not immediately adjacent to the closet with the speaker control box. I also don't know where the wires from the presumed rear 5.1 speakers in the family room go (I assume into the same little closet).
What do I need to set this up? I'd love to have one receiver that hooks to all these speakers (5.1 in one room, 2 each in 3 other rooms) and to my computer network.
Where should I physically put everything? I realize I may need to run some wires if I go that route. Or I could get a wireless adapter for a network-capable receiver, but then how do I connect it to my TV in the other room? Or I could get two receivers (one for family room, 5.1 set up) and another for the closet and the other rooms.
Novice here. How do I best do this so it's most convenient to use in the long run?