How best to hide rear speaker wire.

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  1. Jeremy Illingworth

    Jeremy Illingworth Supporting Actor

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    I just finished painting the HT and am mounting the rears up where they should be. It's an old lathe and plaster house, so I can't put the wires in the wall. I was going to run them up in the corners and then along the picture frame moulding to the speakers. Even with 16 gauge wire, it's quite noticeable. Any suggestions on how I can make it less visible?
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    Go to your local hardware store or home center and ask for "WireMold." It's strips of decorative plastic with a double stick tape on the back that allow you to cover speaker wires, phone wires and even high voltage romex lines. It comes in several different sizes and colors, although most places just have the basic ivory or white. They have accesories to go with it, such as elbows, couplings, etc. Best part is that it blends in well with the wall or ceilings.
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    Erik has your best possible solution, still visible but a lot nicer than 12-14 gauge wire.
    You.d be ok if you used 24-30 gauge cable [​IMG]
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    I have the same situation and I am using Monster Superflat speaker cable. You can get it online at Crutchfield.com. They even have the correct size corner bracket thingys so you can make 90 deg. angles along with regular hold-down brackets. It's $1.50/ft which isn't bad but the also have Superflat Mini that is $0.75/ft and all the hardware for that, too. Good luck, I know what a pain in the ass wiring can be in the older homes.
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    I can't go under the carpet. I've got hardwood.
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