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Old 17-09-2003, 11:21   #1
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Wall sockets for speakers

I've done a search but I can't find the post, so sorry if it's around here somewhere....

I'm sure in the past there was a discussion about fitting wall sockets for speakers, and there were recommended audio quality sockets to use if you wanted to bury wiring in the walls.

I'm looking for good quality connections obviously, but I'm beginning to doubt that I need to spend silly money on cabling after trying different cables at home.
Can anyone give me any pointers please?
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Old 17-09-2003, 11:50   #2
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I too would be interested in this.

I was after a solution where I could bury my Speaker cable in conduit and terminate the cables with a socket.

That way when I need to change my cables in the future I don't have to redecorate the room. Obviously, having a Plug & Socket type arrangement makes it easy for taking the speakers down from the wall.

The only thing that I thought of was some of those low amperage lamp sockets, but I too was unsure about the connection quality.
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Old 17-09-2003, 11:59   #3
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letsautomate.com have banana plugged plates on their website. Often you'll find XLR style connectors used for this sort of thing too (but not of letsautomate's pages ... maybe cpc will have something)?

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Old 17-09-2003, 13:22   #5
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Old 17-09-2003, 13:59   #6
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I made my own from standard single power socket blanking plates, and banana plug sockets from Maplin. They certainly didn't cost Ł14 a go !!
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I did the same as you Lee, then added a bit of shielding and added an RF loop, firewire, usb and twin RJ45s. (Got a bit carried away in Maplins )

Its amazing what you can fit into a single plate. I like my drill.
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Well, Ive just bought these for a pittence for my new house.

Got delivered yesterday and they are the dogs B****ks.

The entire AV Wallplate connection range can be found HERE

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