Question Advice appreciated on cabling and wall plates


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Hi all, I am currently planning a living room refurb for January, new plaster etc, I am thinking of chasing the cables in and just having wall plates by each speaker + sub ( 2fr, 2rr, 1sw), the centre speaker is on a rack so not needed. So for this I am looking for a wall plate near the amp for all of those speakers, and then seperate ones for the speakers, any recommendations? ideally I want as flush as I can get but with my walls being solid brick I think I will try and get away with 15mm back boxes for the plates, would these be deep enough with the terminals on the back of the plates?

Also am looking at network wall plates and for the 3 satellite cables also.

Any recommendations and also on the cabling (network and speaker cabling) would be appreciated.


Joe Fernand

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Terminated wall plates are something we generally avoid on installs - they add nothing but cost (and a bit of bling I guess :)) and instead we fit a back box and a 'brush' style plate and take the unbroken cables through the wall.

Terminated plates for loudspeaker cables can be quite deep as you have to either solder on a heavy gauge cable or push home a pre terminated connector.

Cable wise we use Blackbox GigaTrue CAT6 and VanDamme Blue Series 2x2.5mm on most jobs.



Prominent Member
Thanks for the advice, I have gone off the idea of terminated plates and was looking at the brush type ones, the less amount of connections and joins in the line is preferable to me.

Thanks again.

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