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When building my new home theater room, my installer ran all the speaker wire and cables behind the walls. The problem (albeit a very minor one) is that all the cables he used are white, so it looks kind of ugly and clashes with my decor at the points where it comes out of the walls and connects to my speakers and subwoofer.

Does anyone have suggestions for cheap covers or wraps that I could put around the cables so that they don't stand out so much against my dark walls and carpet?

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Techflex works great. I use it for the same reasons coming from my enclosed cabinet or wallplates to the free-standing speakers.

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=082-348

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Techflex works great. I use it for the same reasons coming from my enclosed cabinet or wallplates to the free-standing speakers.

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=082-348

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In my situation, I stopped and thought about it for a few minutes, and the1 question that I kept hearing over and over was - if this wire COULD be any color I wanted it to be, what color WOULD I want it to be?

The answer was, the same color as the room.

So I painted it.

It disappeared so completely, now I can't find it unless I start by putting my hand on the speaker 1st biggrin.gif
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What size do I need for 12 gauge cable(monoprice)? 1/2 would that be too big?
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I used 1" for my white speaker cables and power cords which was plenty big. 1/2" is probably fine, too big is better than too small.

The 1/2" Techflex will hold up to 3/4" ID - take a look at your wires and see what size pipe they would fit through - you want the TechFlex to be relaxed / collapsed, not stretched to its limits such that the mesh exposes the colors of the wires inside...

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