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I'm going to replace the carpet in my living room and want to run speaker while while I'm at it. I currently have a set up with 3 in the front and 2 in the rear along with a sub, however, I want to upgrade my receiver and speakers soon. The room is large so I have some room to work with. How many speaker wires should I consider running in the front and the back to future proof my system for the next 5-10 years?


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I'm going to replace the carpet in my living room and want to run speaker while while I'm at it. I currently have a set up with 3 in the front and 2 in the rear along with a sub, however, I want to upgrade my receiver and speakers soon. The room is large so I have some room to work with. How many speaker wires should I consider running in the front and the back to future proof my system for the next 5-10 years?
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If you are saying that you are going to run speaker wire under that new carpet, that is not a good idea unless you are somehow going to protect it from being walked on. You might be able to run it under the baseboard molding if you are going to be pulling that up. You could cut a grove for the speaker wire in either the back side of the molding or in the wall.
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The carpet will also have padding underneath it.

1. If I run the wire under or on top of the padding will that make a difference?

2. What is the best way to run HDMI under the carpet? Is this a bad idea if it is also placed under the padding or on top of it? If so, I can look into running it along the baseboards, however, what is the max recommended distance for running HDMI cable?

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I have coax cable under my bedroom carpet from the previous owner. You can see it, and I notice it every morning when I step on it. Just my 2 cents.
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I wouldn't run it directly underneath your carpet but instead run it along the baseboard like mentioned earlier.

Or something like this http://howtoinstallflatspeakercable.com/
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