Wall plate / Wall mount Spkrs

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  1. Bill Basher

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    Dumb question but oh well. [​IMG] When wall mounting your satellite speakers, is it common practice to have a single gang outlet, 2 terminal wall plate next to each sat. speaker.

    I sure would like to get around that, I think it would look a lot cleaner with small sat. speakers I have, the outlet is almost as big as my speakers. 8 lbs only.

    I'm looking at using Omnimounts for them and was looking at what ways to run the speaker wire to them, wall plate is about all I've found.

    Thanks!!
     
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    I’m not sure if I understand what you’re getting at Bill, but you don’t have to use any kind of wall plate. If you can run the wire straight out a small hole in the wall directly to the speaker, that will do just fine.

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  3. John Gido

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    I have my speaker wire coming directly out of the wall through these.
     
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    i would say it's personal preference.

    i like john's idea. should provide a nice clean opening. plus, you don't have a break in the wire.

    if you use a wall plate, it provides a nice look. plus, if you ever move, you can simply cover up the gang box. but, it breaks the signal chain.
     
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    i would say it's personal preference.

    i like john's idea. should provide a nice clean opening. plus, you don't have a break in the wire.

    if you use a wall plate, it provides a nice look. plus, if you ever move, you can simply cover up the gang box. but, it breaks the signal chain.
     
  6. Bill Basher

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    Oh.. I like John's suggestion too. That will work great and be less $$ even better WAF!

    Now how do you handle when the sat. speaker wires comes back to the wall at your receiver? Any suggestions for that too??

    Thanks!!
     
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    Oh.. I like John's suggestion too. That will work great and be less $$ even better WAF!

    Now how do you handle when the sat. speaker wires comes back to the wall at your receiver? Any suggestions for that too??

    Thanks!!
     
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    Behind the receiver I use an 8 terminal wall plate w/banana plugs (2 sets for the surround speakers & 2 sets for the backyard speakers).
     
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    Behind the receiver I use an 8 terminal wall plate w/banana plugs (2 sets for the surround speakers & 2 sets for the backyard speakers).
     

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