Speaker connection on wall?

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  1. Kyle C

    Kyle C Auditioning

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    I am not sure how to word this, but I am looking for a plate similar to an outlet cover that creates a finished look for wiring surrounds. It connects wire on the inside of the wall to a short wire that would run to the speaker, similar to what is used for cable tv. I just don't want a hole with speaker wire running out it! And any suggestions for a ring on the ceiling that projector connections pass through? Thanks.
     
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    They also sell modular plates with matching speaker wire connectors at the local Menards / Home Depot. I've got a 6 jack one with R/L surround +/-, cable, and ethernet. Works great and looks better.
     
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    Radio Shack also sells some nice wall plates. They are 14K gold plated and use Bananna plugs. I used these in my last HT and they were wonderful.
    John
     
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    I got my connectors at Home Depot also, If you look at photo 11, you can see my connectors to the right of my Scarface poster, I wired my HT for the new 7.1, I'm only using 6.1 ,but I'm ready, just need speakers and 7.1 receiver when they start releaseing 7.1 dvd's.
    My HT
     
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    Keep in mind that each wall plate you use triples the amount of termination points - on each end!

    You could use a wall plate with a hole in the center for the wire to pass through. That way you could use straight-through connections from receiver to speaker. Plus you’re looking at only 50c per plate instead of $5.00.

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    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
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    Here are some pics of my speakers/wall plates. To dress it up a bit I covered the speaker wire in some Tech Flex

    Speaker/Wall Plates

    I debated over using the fancy wall plates but after adding up the cost and the fact that I dont move my speakers around the bennifit was not very high for me. The tech flex was a cheep way to dress up the connection.

    Most people wont even notice your wall plates anyway [​IMG]

    Good luck in your choice.
     

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