Built in speakers in my house but do not know how to use the

I have speakers in 5 different rooms. There are 2 speakers in our downstairs family room two in our office two in the master bedroom and two in the master bath. And in the upstairs family room there are 4 speakers there is also a place to connect speaker wire in that room so I got a receiver and speaker wire and hooked it up but it only controls the speakers in that room as none of the other rooms have places to connect speaker wire but there are panels in each room with speakers that has volume and source options on it. So my question is, how do I play sound out of the other speakers in the house.

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Please upload photos/URLs for you

This way we know precisely what type of connections/wiring you are working with. I often use They have a good iOS app too. Post back links to your photos here.

It sounds pretty standard though. You will need a secondary speaker switcher/selector since most receivers only have three zones maximum built in. An even better solution would be to utilize a secondary 'slave' amp so the main does not affect the secondary speakers. The following site will help you get started:
I would also read through the following so you get a better handle of what's involved.

My Choice? A newer receiver with zone 2+3 options. Line out from zone 3 to smaller slave amp (~$100). 4 pair speaker selector ($75-100) (~$299-399+) connects to this amp. Your 5th pair could use the 'B' side of the AV receivers speakers A/B built-in speaker selector (or even zone 2). For parties, typically office speakers are used the least IME. YMMV.

Let me know what I missed Wink

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URL to photos
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Some progress- good

The basics are all there- thanks.

It would however be helpful if you could get shots of the connector plates in focus so I can read the text Wink


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You have to do a little detective work..

on your own first because we can't tell what's going on from here. Open the speaker grill in one of the room, check to see if there are any wire connected to it. If you can't readily see it then you might have to dismount the speaker to see. If wire connected then it must go somewhere, and if not, then you have a major project on your hand (depend on what you want to do).

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I see four pairs connected at one plate

That alone would lead me to (at least initially) skip pulling down speakers from their mounted positions when it's easier to hook up an amp/device to quickly test w/o disturbing the other spots Wink

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Sorry my mistake,

I thought there was no indication of wires from the other room.

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