Has anyone else made either their soffit or another part of the theater removable to act as access panels for future wires?
I dont think I like the idea of running conduit. I think it would be too hard to do. Ive spent a great deal of time thinking about making my soffit have access panels. Another thought I have now is the run everything in the soffit. Then close it up. But I have a 6 inch board that comes down from the soffit that goes above the acoustic panels. Its going to be mounted 3.5 inches off of the wall to look flush with the acoustic panels. I could make it so you remove the acoustic panels and then wires can be run up underneath of that.
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Right now I have these T's placed around the room to secure it. I could remove the Ts and shorten them by an inch so theres space below them
This would allow me to go completely around the room with any new wire I need and access any of the columns or the stage wall.
Thoughts? Im going ot have an 11.2 system. So im not worried about speaker wire. But I know im going to forget a network cable to control something, or need a new IR cable in the future, or to hook up an xbox kinnect, something.