What equipment can I use to test speaker wire for continuity?

Jack12562

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Could someone recommend an equipment that I can buy online that tests speaker wire for continuity?

We are remodeling our house and want to use our pre-existing copper speaker wires for whole-home audio.

They are copper wires with no connection heads - the copper wire just gets pinched directly into the Receiver / Speaker

Thanks.
 
All you need is a standard VOM (volt ohm meter). A useful and cheap thing to have around the house.
You connect the two speaker wires at one end to each other.
Connect a lead from the VOM to each wire at the other end (doesn't matter which lead or wire).
Set the VOM for continuity or low ohms range
If the VOM reads a short or almost zero ohms then you have continuity. Some VOMs will have an audible indication of continuity too, You can also use this method to identify the wires.
http://en-us.fluke.com/training/training-library/test-tools/digital-multimeters/how-to-test-for-continuity-with-a-digital-multimeter.html
 

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All you need is a standard VOM (volt ohm meter). A useful and cheap thing to have around the house.
You connect the two speaker wires at one end to each other.
Connect a lead from the VOM to each wire at the other end (doesn't matter which lead or wire).
Set the VOM for continuity or low ohms range
If the VOM reads a short or almost zero ohms then you have continuity. Some VOMs will have an audible indication of continuity too, You can also use this method to identify the wires.
http://en-us.fluke.com/training/training-library/test-tools/digital-multimeters/how-to-test-for-continuity-with-a-digital-multimeter.html
 
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