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Electric and Speaker Dilemma

So i came across a big dilemma on running in ceiling speakers for my home audio. Where I need to run 2 speakers it is where the wiring from the attic is running down the house to go everywhere for the first floor since it is a ranch. The speaker will literally come up right under it. SO just move it one way or the other and it would be easy....nope. If I move it one way it gets 3 feet from the outside wall and the other way puts me in a tray ceiling.

I know I need to be about 12 inches away in order to help with interference. The wire I can get around the electric, it is mostly the speaker itself.

Looking for options that I am not thinking of to help with putting the speakers where they need to be. Also would a backer box protect the speaker and the interference on sound?

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If these are ceiling speakers, I wouldn't worry that much about them. Not sure the listening expectations of the room itself, but I rarely hear any noise out of speakers due to electrical cabling being nearby. I've worked in a ton of office spaces, where it's very noisy with florescent lighting involved, and the speakers just don't make noise and don't pick up anything from the dimmable lighting.

I wouldn't worry about it, but certainly, a metal backbox might help if there IS noise that gets into the system. Not sure what your retro access is to add a box later if you need to.

Be aware that most in-ceiling speakers are pretty poor in terms of sound to begin with, so I'm not sure how much fidelity you are really expecting here anyway. Depends on the room/setup I suppose.

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