and how they are wired. You need to know their impedance in ohms and how many watts are needed to drive them. Placement of the speakers will also determine how they will be wired and for what channel. You'll want to make sure to maintain proper phasing of the speakers too. You will need something to drive them. More than likely you'll use basic stereo but could go quad depending on placement of the speakers and your seating arrangement. Personally, basic 2 channel is easiest but with six speakers that will call for some creative wiring to make sure the amplifier output impedance matches that of the speakers. If all this sounds complicated it's because this isn't just as simple as wiring the speakers up to amplifier terminals. Sorry if this doesn't help. I'd do some checking and come up with some sort of schematic diagram that identifies the speaker polarity as well. Good luck .
I recently purchased a new house and the main living area has 6 in ceiling speakers. The previous owner used this area for TV so one wall also has an HDMI cable and power for the TV. I'm not a big audiophile - in my previous home I was content with a small bookshelf stereo system so I am a bit overwhelmed by this set up.
Other rooms of the house are also pre-wired for in ceiling speakers, but none are installed. It appears the wires for all speakers in the house are feeding into the main living area - some are clearly marked for other rooms.
I'd like to use at least the 6 speakers in the main area and am pretty sure I've identified the proper wires. Now what? Do I need a receiver or amplifier? Any advice to point me in the right direction would be helpful. I primarily play music through my iPhone some sort of dock or Bluetooth capability is important.
Thanks in advance for responding to my inquiry.