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What's the easy way to connect speaker wires, I have 7.1 and lots of wires going inside the wall and ceiling, hard to find out which speaker is which?

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A wire is only a medium to connect the speakers with the amp/receiver. the thickest of all the wires there belong to the SUBWOOFER .rest all wires can be of the same thickness (gauge).each speaker will have 2 wires (one red ,one black ,usually joined together along its entire length)
the easiest method is the hit &trial method where you connect a pair(of wires) to the receiver output and play.(a speaker should be connected at the other end)
Like this select different speakers with different receiver outputs and connect .
i hope this solves your problem.

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