Receiver: JVC RX6500V
Speakers: Family room built in surround of unknown variety
Patio: Polk Atrium 45s (just purchased)
Background: Purchased this house and it had surround speakers and wiring setup in family room as well as wire run to the patio. All wiring terminates in wall where TV etc... would be positioned.
I have connected the receiver to the family room surround and it all works fine.
Just connected the patio speakers and they don't work. When I have the receiver use both speakers 1 and 2 sound does not emit on either. According to manual, this will occur if speakers on #2 are not connected.
Question: I have removed the wallplate an pulled the 2nd set of wiring out to have a look. With the receiver still set to 1 and 2 speaker sets, I accidentally touched both the positive and negative plug connectors and when I did so, sound came from the #1 set of speakers. Does this indicate anything? A short in the wiring?
Any suggestions on how to troubleshoot would be helpful. I have not placed a second set of speakers on the patio but will do so tomorrow if that is the consensus