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I'm lucky enough to have my walls open right now, and I've run speaker wire for 5.1. My question is, what's a clean way to run the wires through the drywall? I figure I can either:

1) Run them to a low voltage box and cover with a wall plate with banana plugs. This seems like it's going to be ugly to have to use a full wall plate for two small plugs. But I don't see any smaller ones.

2) Run the wires directly out of the walls. My concern here is that the drywall guy isn't going to know exactly where I want them to come out and it they're off by a little bit it's going to look ugly.

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Have you looked at some of these solutions:

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Run them to a low voltage box. There's a wide selection of wall plates available, and it will give you a more professional looking installation.
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I know exactly where I want my speaker wire to come out so here's what I did.



I used one hole nail in pipe clamps and the smallest PVC pipe I could find.

The drywall will get cut in around the pipe. The pipe will protect the wire and will get pulled through the hole once drywall is finished. I'll then put a grommet into the hole for the wire to go through.
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Will that meet code? I'm just guessing, but that probably wouldn't fly in my township.


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Will that meet code? I'm just guessing, but that probably wouldn't fly in my township.

For what reason? The wire is stapled to the stud so once the the PVC is pulled out it's no different than poking a hole in the drywall and pulling the cable through.
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Reason? Here in NJ they don't need a reason.

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