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Wife Friendly speaker cable

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by steve 111, Jan 12, 2004.

  1. steve 111

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    I need some 'wife friendly' speaker cable for my rear speakers in my 5.1 set up. It needs to be as discreet as possible as it has to be trailed along the top of the skirting boards.

    My speakers are KEF Eggs (Version 1) and i'm running them through a Yamaha HTR5540 AV receiver. My fronts are connected with standard QED speaker cable, but the wife says this is too bulky.

    Anyone any thoughts on a good quality cable (up to £2.50/m) that I could use.
     
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    Gale Hyperlitz @ £1.50 pm? not sure of model number but it's at RicherS. Flat cable and a good price :)
     
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    Ixos 607 is flat with a self adhesive strip attached. It is easy to hide under carpets or along skirting boards. I bought mine from hifibitz
     
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    Another option is to use plastic trunking from B&Q.
    It's about 1.5cm deep x 3cm high and comes in various lengths up to 3m.
    I couldn't be bothered to hide my cables so just used a few lengths of this stuck to the skirting board with double sided tape.
    It's big enough to fit 2 Sky co-ax feeds and 3 flat speaker cables in comfortably.
    It's easy to cut with a utility knife and is hardly noticeable as long as your skirtings are white.
     
  5. steve 111

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    Unfortunately can't use the trunking as I have wood laminate floors which have white beading aroud the edge stuck to the base of the skirting board.
     
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    I have laminate flooring, and found it quite easy to push my speaker wires under the skirting. ;)
     
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    How about replacing the white beading with some small trunking? If you've got chairs, tables, etc around the room, it'll probably be reasonably inconspicuous.

    Balders.
     

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