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General Category => The Knowledge => OT Knowledge => Topic started by: Pickled Onion on January 18, 2019, 09:42:01 pm

Title: Suitable socket for speaker wires
Post by: Pickled Onion on January 18, 2019, 09:42:01 pm
The skirting boards in my living room will be put in next week, so it's a good opportunity to put some wires behind them to run round the room for rear speakers for 5.1 audio. They will be just thinnish wire, not hifi. Is there a simple, relatively unobtrusive kind of socket box I can screw on to the wall at each end which would be neater than just leaving the wires dangling? Rear speakers don't really warrant cutting out the wall for hifi style banana plug boxes.
Title: Re: Suitable socket for speaker wires
Post by: Kim on January 18, 2019, 09:48:49 pm
Maybe you could abuse some of these?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Single-Coaxial-Outlet-Aerial-Socket/dp/B000XROHX6

I hate Belling-Lee connectors with a passion, dunno if you could bodge a phono socket or something in there.
Title: Re: Suitable socket for speaker wires
Post by: Brucey on January 19, 2019, 01:28:52 am
I'd be tempted to fit some of these into a cutout in the skirting board

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NTAwWDUwMA==/z/ZZYAAOxyYSdS-0JP/$_35.JPG?set_id=2)

and arrange a matching cover if you think you need it.  The cutout in the skirting need only be as large as the raised part of the connector plate; e.g. the screws could be put through from the back before the skirting is fitted.

FWIW I 'temporarily' trailed bell wire around the picture rail and 'temporarily' hung the rear speakers from same when trying out my spiffy new sound system.  That was over a decade ago, and the speakers have not moved...

cheers
Title: Re: Suitable socket for speaker wires
Post by: FifeingEejit on January 19, 2019, 12:08:08 pm
Such like?
https://www.euronetwork.co.uk/white-single-gang-twin-rca-rw-solder-wall-plate-?gclid=CjwKCAiAsoviBRAoEiwATm8OYH-lKePmIiMk9iB4m2femd7BIRXb9YVUiNLZMATqHfnmDbYEDXZL0hoCi0MQAvD_BwE

Title: Re: Suitable socket for speaker wires
Post by: Kim on January 19, 2019, 12:29:10 pm
The OP specifically ruled out proper backboxes, for which there are a great many sensible options.
Title: Re: Suitable socket for speaker wires
Post by: mcshroom on January 19, 2019, 02:01:20 pm
Drill two holes in the skirting boards and fix the terminals in directly?
Title: Re: Suitable socket for speaker wires
Post by: rafletcher on January 19, 2019, 04:32:40 pm
Fix a small piece of chocolate block to the skirting, run your feed in behind the skirting and through a couple of small holes.
Title: Re: Suitable socket for speaker wires
Post by: Pickled Onion on January 20, 2019, 08:50:09 am
Thanks, I've ordered a couple of the things in Brucey's picture with 4 connections, they look like the terminals on the back can be bent flat to fix on to the wall.

The wall is tanked so a proper back box would have to be surface mounted.