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Hiding Speaker Cables

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by Just_Dabbling, Jul 3, 2002.

  1. Just_Dabbling

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    I have been reading through lots and lots of old threads (it has been quite interesting) but I cannot seem to find anything talking about hiding speaker cables.

    I have a pair of Accoustic Energy Compact speakers, I do have them on stands but we've just had a littl'un and my wife is a little worried about little hands so I'm gonna have to put them on the wall.

    I have purchesed a set of brackets to put them up with (the AE ones) but I am a little unsure what to do with the cables (thats part of the reason I had the stands in the first place).

    Does anybody have any ideas, and if they do, maybe some practical tips.

    We have not long decorated the room so I would rather not make too much mess if I can avoid it.

    P.S. I already have coving up in the room, it was there when I bought the house, I don't really wanna move it.

    Thanks very much in advance for any advice.
     
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    Depends how thick your cable is.I,ve gone for a flat speaker cable,there are plenty available.I,ve run mine discretely along up the corners of the room, held up with small pieces of blu-tack.Same can be done with speaker stands......Job done!!:D
     
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    If your cable is thin/flat and your speakers are near the corners of the room you can use 1" masking tape to seal them into the corners. Then give the tape a coat of the emulsion you used on the walls and they're pretty much invisible without gouging into the plaster. Don't know what kids might do to the tape mind!
     
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    Go to www.standsunique.com and look at their mini skirting in the practical cable management section.
     
  5. CodeThief

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    but :eek: !!!! £19.99 for 6m!!! :(

    Dave
     
  6. Just_Dabbling

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    Thats Cool, thanks very much for the replies.

    I will try and get myself down to the local store and check out some flat speaker cable, see what I can do with that.

    Other than that, I already have some conduit around the room to take all of the cables for everything. My amp is in the middle of the room.

    Has anyone ever tried to drop speaker cables down through cavitys and things, I've done it upstairs to downstairs for my telephone, but never in the same room ?
     
  7. Garrett

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    Do you have a solid floor or a wooden one, if the latter can you get under them and run you lengths under the floor.
     
  8. RichardH

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    Beyond HiFi do a flat speaker cable with self adhesive back - Acoustic Research I think. Hell of a lot cheaper than from other places.
    Very thin and can be painted over - the idea of masking tape over it too is a good 'un.
     
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    I cut slots in my underlay just big enough for my cables. They were visible for a couple of weeks but once they bedded down, they disappeared. I've not had any trouble with them being trodden on.

    D.
     
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    just be carefull if the cable run is in a high traffic area ( over a door threshold) it could end up breaking the backing on the carpet and you would end up with a line visable from the top.
     
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    I bought some cable trunking (available at DIY shop or Office shop (I think?) such as Staples) which goes above the "rim" (that's the best word I can use to describe it - being not much of a DIY addict) which is about 3/4 way up the wall, across my room to the rear speakers.

    This might help,

    -TF
     
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    If you've got painted walls rather than wallpaper you can either cut a channel in the plaster, lay the cable in that and filler ove rth top - use a corner as it's easier to fill without being seen then repaint just the fille rbit.

    Or get sone plastic bath coving

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    shape (only it's 45 degrees) stick it in the corner and paint it. you then can run the cable up that and looks better than square trunking.

    Neil.
     

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