dual sized wall plates with binding posts

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  1. MikeAlletto

    MikeAlletto Cinematographer

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    I'm trying to find dual sized wall plates with binding posts in them for in wall speaker wire. The wire is already in the wall and it all goes to a dual sized wide empty wall plate. I'd like to get rid of the empty one and replace it with a dual sized plate with plenty of binding posts on it. Everything I've found so far has been single wide plates with up to 8 posts. I'd like a dual wide one with 8 (or more) posts.

    Anyone seen one? Right now for my surrounds I just drilled a small hole in the middle and ran the bare cable through it to the surround speakers, but up front is where I have the problem for going from the wall to the receiver because of so many wire pairs.

    Thanks!
     
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    I'm looking for these type of wall plates as we speak. I get the Parts Express catalog and they have single plates with up to 4 posts, but that's it as far as I can tell. It's fine for me, since I have a single gang box at each speaker location, so I'll be putting a single plate with 2 binding posts on each box. But I'm wondering who else has them and where I can look at them. Anyone out there buy these from someone other than PartsExpress? thanks!
     
  3. MikeAlletto

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    Yeah I've got single plates at the speaker points but where all the cables run to near the floor for the receiver hookup I've got a dual plate...still looking.
     
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    Worse case, it wouldn’t be hard to make something suitable, using a blank plate and some binding posts like this from Parts Express:


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    Radio Shack has them, too, for twice the price (as usual).

    Regards,
    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
  5. MikeAlletto

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    Well I found out it helps if I know what its called when I do searches on this topic. They are called dual gang wall plates. I found these:

    http://www.smarthome.com/8562.html

    which is exactly what I'm looking for.
     
  6. mike_vigneau

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    I purchased some 12-port dual-gang boxes for $2.60 at milestek.com

    60-10145 is one of the part numbers for a white colored one.

    I do like how yours had the label portion which would be easier to label.
     
  7. Ron Boster

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    Here's a lesson I learned as a novice....

    I part wall plates that had the little screw pin connections on the inside of the binding post....bad idea. I must have spent 30 mintues just to get the wire secured in the little pressure flap on the inside.

    Lesson Learned:

    Future wall plates had a identical binding post on the inside to secure the bare wire in the wall to...it took seconds and provided a secure/sturdy connection.

    Ron

    I think I got the wall plates from Audio Advisor (Niles-I think)
     
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    These worked for me in my dual gang boxes:

    They are from Parts Express:
    261-422 8-hole wall-plate insert
    091-1206 banana/binding speaker post connectors


    Do a search for "Decora insert" on the Parts Express web site.

    Andy
     

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