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How do you hook up a 4 wrie in-ceiling speaker to a computer?

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September 12, 2013 12:25:42 PM

we are currently renting out a building with in-ceiling speakers. There are 4 speaker wires (blue, orange, white with a blue stripe, & white with an orange stripe). We would like to hook these wires up to a computer to play Pandora through them.

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September 12, 2013 12:37:37 PM

Is this just 2 speakers? A speaker will have a positive and a negative wire, I'd assume the blue's g together and the orange go together, which is positive and which is negative I couldn't tell you without looking at the reverse of the speaker, but generally I think the striped ones are negative. I took a quick look just now and have looked before but I do not recall ever seeing a sound card that takes raw speaker wire in as an output, I think you will need a receiver in between.
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September 12, 2013 12:45:12 PM

You'll need an amp or receiver of some sort, and the appropriate cable to go from the sound outputs on the PC, to the AUX input on the receiver.
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September 12, 2013 1:09:37 PM

Hi
Since those are ceiling speakers there is a very good chance that they are constant voltage units(either 70V or 100V) in which case you will need a constant voltage amplifier as a normal amp will not work.
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