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What is this used for?

Posted by fishhawk101 (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 18, 13 at 21:56

Please help me understand what this could have been used for.

There are five of these outlets in my new basement. Three are on one wall and two more are on an opposing wall. It's a big room (~18x18). All are at different heights. There are also caramel colored stairs on the floor near these which lead to the bathroom.

I need to solve this mystery....thanks for the help!


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Battery charger?


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Surround sound speaker wires?


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Maybe...but why would there be so many of them??


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Surround speakers are 5 channels (Front Left, Front Center, Front Right, Rear Left, Rear Right) plus a sub woofer.

Does that possibly correspond to a possible TV/screen placement in the room?


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Can you find where the wires originate? Prehaps where a tuner/receiver for a home theater might be placed.


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Speakers make more sense.


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A red and green pair are the classic colors for a telephone line.

Do you know anyone with a 'butt set'?

There may be a dial tone present.


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Is the wood in the picture the floor or a door? What does the switch do?


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Its the floor. My picture should be rotated 90 degrees.

I was at the house today and speakers make even more sense to me now. The two on the back wall are at the same height and maybe 5 feet apart and maybe 6 feet off the floor. The front wall has two at the same height and the one (pictured) near the floor - probably the woofer.

Thanks all...I think this mystery is solved. I still think its weird that each has an on/off switch but the room layout and positions of each makes me believe they were for speakers.


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Find the other end.
Speaker wiring typically ends up at a single common location for the source.


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They might have been using powered speakers

Here is a link that might be useful: Active speakers


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