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I am wall mounting my Energy Take 5 surround speakers. The speaker wires will be in the wall. I really do not want to use a wall plate to terminate the speaker wire at the speaker. This seems too large and overkill for one speaker wire.


Does anyone have any more compact options for running a speaker wire through the drywall?


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This is another request for my 'half gang' wall plate that I dreamed up, that nobody makes.


No small wall plates are commercially available. Make one.
 
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If you asked this question in the theater construction sub forum you'd get several replies and probably a picture or two.

Many people just poke a hole in the wall and are done with it.

A few have found 'inserts' (rubber, plastic, designed for computer cables, etc) to make it look a little more finished. That's where you'd get pictures.

You could even get a plain wall plate with a single hole in it (typical cable style) and just attach it to the wall w/o any box behind it, over the small hole you made. But there again you have a full sized plate even if there was only a small hole behind it.


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You could modify some type of grommet, for drywall. Something like a desk grommet.
 

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I used 1-gang rework boxes. You don;t need to terminate the wire at the box. I left a enough in the box then bought a coax cable plate which has a hole in the center to feed it through. In the future if someone wants to terminate it they can.
 

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I just poked the wire through the drywall and used a single gang wall plate screwed directly into the drywall with a center hole drilled out for the wire. The only disturbance to the drywall is the wire hole and the 2 screw holes.
 

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This is what I will use - sure a box behind etc but it will look nice

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2


I am using the same stuff in the HT closet to keep all the cables looking good


With cables for 7.1 audio, HDMI for projector, Cat5 to HDMI for tv, component to other tv, audio cables to zone 2 and 3 it will be a freaking mess if I don't use wall plates for everything.


So yeah if you only have one cable poke a hole, but I think there is some value to just make it look nice. You can always poke a hole now and get the wall plate and put it in later
 

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As others have suggested.. make a hole in the drywall thats the same size as the speaker cable. I usually put it right where the speaker bracket will go. This way the wire comes across the wall a long side the mount making it less noticeable.
 

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Can you hide the hole behind the speaker mount plate, if the speaker is hanging on a wall? If the speaker is on a stand/pedestal, just use a single gang wall plate - it's as inconspicuous as a 1-gang outlet.
 

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I have been looking around for on-wall speaker mounts that are hollow so you can bring the wire thru it like you can with some CCTV cameras but i haven't found anything. Seems like this product should exist.
 

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Originally Posted by Suntan /forum/post/16981197


The more important issue is to make sure you use "in wall" rated speaker wire.


Personally, I just use a blank wall plate with a hole drilled in it, then a rubber grommet.


-Suntan

thanks for mentioning this, i almost bought the wrong stuff.
 

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Originally Posted by Impala1ss /forum/post/17208311


Why "in-wall" wire over regular speaker wire? Details please.

If you dont use inwall rated wire, which I believe is "CL2" rated wire, and you have a fire, even though it wasnt the cause, it could be the blame. Even if it wasnt the blame a insurance company can weasel out of paying. Highly unlikely, but do you really want to chance it? They will know and they will find it. Pay the extra money for in wall rated cabling.


As for the speaker wire and wall mounting. You could always use one of these:




Single gags are available.

http://cableorganizer.com/arlington-...l?=recommended
 
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