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Is there any signal loss with a speaker wall plate

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by wyerd, Dec 17, 2004.

  1. wyerd

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    I'm looking at this wall plate. Is this the right way to go, or is it best to wire the speakers directly to the amp?
     
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    I made my own , have not notice any difference
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    In my humble opinion it depends how good your speaker cable is and what its connecting to.

    Anything that stops a direct link between two sources must have some effect however small.

    I have small holes in my stud walls to allow the wires direct contact with the equipment, I have also seen blanking plates predrilled to pass the wires through which tidies it up a bit.

    Jam
     
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    Jamiroquai78 - Cable is the QED silver and speakers are the KEF KHT 5005 package. I'm now thinking of doing what you did - as you say, the less connections, the better.
     
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    Do you know where you saw them?
     
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    just a suggestion buy normal blanking plates and drill the holes yourself to the diameter of your speaker cable!
     
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    I am using wall plates from CPC, and making my own master plate as there wasnt one that I liked.

    All conections are soldered, even the banana plugs I am using are soldered.

    Fish
     
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    That's what I did - much cheaper, looks tidy and ensure no signal loss. Have a look at my thread for pics.
     
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    If you're still looking for one then this is the same at less than half the price!
     
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    Thanks for the heads up Mike. I've decided to take this approach as there will be no signal loss. Great thread too!
     
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    Using speaker connection plates will have no discernable effect on audio quality, unless you are listening in an acoustically perfect room with silly priced esoteric equipment running from it's own dedicated filtered mains supply.

    Someone say snake oil?
     
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    You been looking thru' the window?
     
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    An "acoustically perfect room" wouldn't have a window :D.

    Seriously though:
    Will wall plates make a difference? Yes.
    Will wall plates manke an audible difference? No, not unless the wall plate connections are really poor.
     
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    An acoustically perfect room would also not have people in it. People insist on wearing different clothes, moving around and altering the temperature.

    Completely agree with the serious statement.
     
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    It really baffles me why people spend so much money fannying around with expensive cables and £50 upgrades to their cheap DVD players etc when they could just rearrange their furniture or spend some of the cash on a mains supply upgrade/filtering etc... these people shelling out hilarious amounts on s****y mains cables better have their own dedicated mains or they are paying money for pretty coloured cabling.
     

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