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I have 8 wires run through my house in the walls, can i use this in a way where 7 wires are hooked up the the positive outlet in the recieve and all 7 speakers share 1 wire as the common ground. i know this isn't ideal set up, but the cost of adding wiring to my house is prohibitive due to the run length, and location (ie:pony wall and no attack access) help, need to know if this is even possible, or will work.

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It all depends on the type of amplifier outputs in the receiver.

There is a type where indeed all the outputs share a common ground, and a type where both connectors of any output are "floating", and must not be connected to ground or to other outputs.

The easiest way to establish it woul be to use a multimeter with continuity check function to measure if all the negative outlets on the receiver are connected internally. If they are, you can go ahead and try the proposed setup, if not - sorry, but you have to find a different solution (like wireless audio links available from many vendors).

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4. Unscrew and detach all wires and label them to remember where they came from (brass screws are positive and white ones are negative),
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