In wall Speaker Connections

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  1. Roy Wallace

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    Hello everyone. I am building a new house and will include a modest HT.

    My question is about the terminals I will connect my in-wall surround speaker wiring to. I have seen bananna connectors that install into a traditional 4" x 2" power box, and I am going to use one of these with my RF, C, LF speaker connections, but I would like something smaller and less visible for the surround speakers.

    Is there a bananna plug that can mount into the drywall right behind the speakers and be out of sight and look better than just speaker wires poking through the drywall?

    I would love it if any of you have links to pictures of your theaters to show me what you have done with the speaker connections.

    Thank you for responding

    Roy Wallace
     
  2. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    Roy,

    Sorry, what you’re looking for, there is no such thing (as far as I know).

    My suggestion is to skip the banana plugs and use a continuous length of wire from receiver to speaker. Adding banana connections at both ends gives you four additional terminations that can fail or have a problem.

    Why don’t you do what I did--make sure your wall box is directly behind the speaker, then you don’t have to worry about whether or not it “looks better.” Who’s going to see it anyway? Besides, invisible wiring (or as nearly so as possible) is the hallmark of a good installer. (Actually, bringing the wire directly out of the wall would be even “cleaner” and less visible than any in-wall box.)

    You can use a blank cover with a hole in the center on the wall box (like is used for a wall dimmer), and run the speaker wire through it. Leave plenty of slack wire, and coil the excess in the box, or push it back into the wall.

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  3. Roy Wallace

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    Thanks Wayne..[​IMG]
     
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  5. Roy Wallace

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    Hey Tom: That is a great looking system. I just love the corner A/V rack!

    Thanks

    RW
     
  6. Kendal Kirk

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    Roy,
    You may want to check out how Brett handled wiring issues with his surrounds. Go to his equipment pictures. The first image you will see whathe used, a pretty nifty idea.
    www.westol.com/~brettd/av/
    Hope this provides you some ideas. . .
    later
     
  7. Roy Wallace

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    That is a neat idea... thanks

    RW
     

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