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New house w/ in wall surround system - all 4 wall speakers must be plugged in to get sound from only 2. Why?

Just moved into a new house with in-wall speakers. I'm having a weird problem where I can only get sound out of 2 of the 4 wall speakers at one time - and only if all 4 speakers are plugged into the receiver.

If just the 2 rear speakers are plugged in, they don't work.
If just the 2 front speakers are plugged in, they don't work.
If the 2 rear speakers and the 2 front speakers are plugged in to the correct places, the 2 rear speakers work.
If the 2 front speakers are plugged into the rear slots with the 2 rear speakers plugged into the front slots, the front speakers work.

On top of that, I know it's not a problem with the front L and R plugs, as I plugged another set of speakers into the front L and R slots and they worked just fine.

So, to summarize, I can get sound out of 2 wall speakers and 2 random satellite speakers, but only if all 4 wall speakers are plugged in (I can accomplish this by plugging the 2 front wall speakers that don't work into the leftover 7.1 slots - I'm only going for 5.1).

Has anyone ever encountered this? Am I doing something wrong? Clearly, all the speakers work and all the receiver slots work. Receiver is Sony STR-DG720. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
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Re: New house w/ in wall surround system - all 4 wall speakers must be plugged in to get sound from only 2. Why?

This kind of problem requires an on-site evaluation. That said, post a picture of the speaker leads you’re connecting to the amplifier and maybe we’ll get lucky.

You might get a tone generator like this, very helpful in this situation.

https://www.amazon.com/Extech-40180-.../dp/B00023RVNO

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