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In wall speaker wire to RCA jack?

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Last response: in Home Audio
May 11, 2010 12:57:51 AM

I know this was asked in a previous thread, but my situation is a little different.....

I have in-wall speaker wire (CL2 or similar). The wire has 4 inner wires (black, red, white, and green).

I'm trying to connect the in-wall speaker wire to an RCA jack so that I can connect my LFE wire for my sub
to the RCA. The RCA jack has 2 posts in which to attach wires.

Is this possible? If so, which wires do I connect to what? There are only 2 posts and 4 wires, which ones
go where?

Thanks.

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May 11, 2010 5:03:07 PM

rustystring said:
I know this was asked in a previous thread, but my situation is a little different.....

I have in-wall speaker wire (CL2 or similar). The wire has 4 inner wires (black, red, white, and green).

I'm trying to connect the in-wall speaker wire to an RCA jack so that I can connect my LFE wire for my sub
to the RCA. The RCA jack has 2 posts in which to attach wires.

Is this possible? If so, which wires do I connect to what? There are only 2 posts and 4 wires, which ones
go where?

Thanks.


No, it is not possible, the four wires in the wall are SPEAKER wires. The wire for your sub is a LINE LEVEL RCA input. The wire to connect the sub MUST be SHIELDED, and the wires in your wall are UNSHIELDED.
You Must use a SHIELDED RCA patchcord to hook up your subwoofer. This means you COULD retrofit this shielded RCA cable into the wall. A professional installer could do this for you. But what you are trying to do with the speaker wires WILL NOT work.
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