Starting a job at home is a chore. You have surely had close or personal experiences with this subject. Usually you know when they start but not when they end which causes discomfort for yourself, your neighbors and even affects our nerves and our health in the most extreme cases.
To do work, the ideal is not to live at home but if you have to, it is better to try to carry it with patience. And once they’re at work, it’s worth trying to take advantage of the mess to make all the possible modifications that in my case have gone through hiding the still unsightly home theater cables.
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If before the cables were hung by clips on the ceiling and in the walls, trying to hide under the door frames, now they are hidden, much more comfortable and practical. A process for which, however, a number of considerations must be taken into account.
First, evaluate the installation, as we may encounter the need to open a hole in the ceiling or walls by means of “chasers”. In this case, if we use a pladul coating on the ceiling, the process will be much more comfortable and faster while being less boring.
We also need to assess and measure what will be the placement of the furniture and any future modifications to it so that they do not affect the placement of the speakers, a factor of the utmost importance that we have already spoken to d other times.
Once these aspects are taken into account, it comes down to creating an installation that will typically require a branch of four or five cables (in the case of a 5.1 system) which may be seven or nine in systems with multiple speakers.
We will connect the rear speakers and the two front speakers, the subwoofer being optional (in my case I did not connect it because it is located next to the Home Cinema) while the central is still under the television and on the cinema system.
Once the measures have been taken not to obstruct other elements of the house, you must be careful to leave marked the heights at which you want the speakers to be located, also being interesting to take into account the position of the sofa or the place where we are going to stand normally (the height of our heads).
We then forget the length of the cable, because we will use normal copper cable that we will introduce into the hoses before covering the ceiling or rubbing it in case there is a problem with the tube, we can easily solve.
These cables are those that we will connect later with our speakers and with the home cinema system, with a precaution in the event that the latter or the central unit has the connection via proprietary sockets (in my case only the Bluray unit ).
In this case and since the installation cables (red and black) cannot be used, I bought splice tabs but 0.6 millimeters (smaller and ideal for audio) which I have connected in the normal way with the cable coming from the speakers being the other end the plug which goes to the Bluray.
This way we leave the wall and the room free of cables, as we have placed the speaker just above the connection socket so that it is hidden. Much more practical and aesthetic and very easy to do every time we do a job. In addition, even if you change your home theater system, you can continue to use this same installation since the base is common to all models.
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