Home Cinema - rear speaker hiding cables

darrenhaken

Active Member
I have kef t101s mounted to the ceiling for atmos duties, I run d line trunking along the top of the wall. I first stick it with the adhesive and then wall plug/screw every 30 or so cm to make sure it is not going to come down or move. I hardly notice it is there tbh.
Where do you bring it down to go to the AV Receiver?
I've always found for rears that QED micro speaker cable is small enough to tuck under the skirting board and floor - I even managed it in my current place with wooden floors.
Nice, I'll give that a shot first then. Are your rears mounted? I was curious to know what you've done to hide cabling up the wall.
 

Gazgum

Well-known Member
Do you mean beware of it between the wall-mounted speaker and the skirt?
Yes, there I would definitely pin or screw. Another ‘eco’ option would be to pin a suitably sized curved profile softwood moulding and paint to match wall.
 

Vila

Well-known Member
Nice, I'll give that a shot first then. Are your rears mounted? I was curious to know what you've done to hide cabling up the wall.

My rears where on stands (Ive just taken my whole HC apart pending a move)

They routed the cable inside the stand so you didn't see it at all.

In a similar vein for Atmos speakers I had 'height' speaker with the cables hidden up the back of a pair of Ikea Gneby shelves
 

darrenhaken

Active Member
Yes, there I would definitely pin or screw. Another ‘eco’ option would be to pin a suitably sized curved profile softwood moulding and paint to match wall.
What do you recommend for running the cable up the wall to the speakers?
 

Gazgum

Well-known Member
What do you recommend for running the cable up the wall to the speakers?
The D profile mini-trunking as suggested by the others, but obviously only you can decide if you’re happy with how it looks.

Edit:Just checked and it is paintable if required.
 
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WozzaB

Well-known Member
I was trying to find a photo of it up the wall online but no joy!
Pic of mine in black, gives you a rough idea what it looks like

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Adziadam

Active Member
Where do you bring it down to go to the AV Receiver?

Nice, I'll give that a shot first then. Are your rears mounted? I was curious to know what you've done to hide cabling up the wall.

I recently built Alcove cabinets for my living room so the receiver is in the cabinet the trunking runs along the wall and down into the cabinet.
I also use trunking for my bronze fx surrounds as well which run just above the skirting. I may paint the trunking at some point but it doesn't really bother me at all.
 

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PAMUJU

Standard Member
Years when I reved the walls with wood I left an empty space of 10 cm below the end ...
I have many cables passed there, Surround, HDMI, power for the projector, internet ...

Of course this is a way out for those who are planning something similar ... The tailpiece comes out easily to change cables or put new ones ...

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Zombie Twin

Well-known Member
I went the slightly more extreme route when laying cables for my Atmos setup.

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And found under the floorboards, after over 30s years since the previous owner of the house had put them there....

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All pages accessible, too!
 

Zombie Twin

Well-known Member
Well you’ll be needing a much bigger stash than that for soundproofing; maybe a carefully worded ad in the wanted section? :D

Buying a load of issues of Razzle for soundproofing would be prohibitively expensive.

It's a big wad to blow... ;)
 

Zombie Twin

Well-known Member
Imagine the installation time, could be a bit..........extended! :D
Flipping through the issues found under the floorboards, you do wonder how the previous generations coped. To use an appropriately cinematic bit of slang, a 'J-Arthur' was not forthcoming, I can tell you.
 

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