I'm aiming to clean up the messy wires going everywhere in my family room HT and add 2 channels for 7.1 at the same time. The electrician will be running my 12g wire from the front of the room to the two side positions (for surrounds) and two rears. I can't decide where the best location is to mount the wall plates for the terminals to plug into.
All speakers will be wall mounted, so i thought perhaps I should just cut holes behind where they would be mounted, but I'm not entirely sure which speakers I want or even exactly where they will go. I'm certain they will be ~6' off the floor for the rears, but the surrounds are a bit more difficult.
So, folks who have speaker wires installed, did you just put the wall plates near the floor and run wires to the speakers wherever they're mounted? Or put them somewhere in the vicinity of the right height, use the wall plate and run wires the shorter distance to the speaker? Or just cut holes where you think the speaker will be in the hopes that you can cover it completely and just attach the bare wire with no wall plate?
Any tips are appreciated.