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I know it's not recommended to use butt connectors to make wire longer but does using wall plates or similar products mess up SQ or anything?


We are remodeling our house soon and want to hide all the wires and tidy up behind our entertainment center. So use one 7.2 wall plate and then have a wall plate at each speaker. This isn't a dedicated HT, it's our living room so we both want it to look nice. Is that too many?


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Any connection / splice adds another place for failures to occur due to poor or broken connections. But it's not going to affect sound quality at all. And yes, if the wall plate / locations will be in view, the finished plates with connectors does look better. Also, if you bundle up the wires into a wire management sleeve (TechFlex or similar) it can reduce the visible "mess", too.


If the speaker locations already have boxes installed, the speaker plates are the best answer. If there's no box, it's better to use the small pass-though grommets to clean up the install and run the wire directly to the speaker. Arlington and others have those in several sizes.


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We are going to be installing the speaker wire. So just putting a small grommet is better than a wall plate? Do they make specific grommets for drywall?


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