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Old 03-07-2013, 04:41 PM   #1
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surround sound question

I want to get rid of my rear speaker stands and mount the rear speaker in the ceiling.
I have a 2 story house, so cannot reach the rear of the living room from the attic. How can I run the wires throgh the wall? Fish tape? wireless rear speakers?
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I want to get rid of my rear speaker stands and mount the rear speaker in the ceiling.
I have a 2 story house, so cannot reach the rear of the living room from the attic. How can I run the wires throgh the wall? Fish tape? wireless rear speakers?
glow rods and/or

remove lighting fixtures and/or

go outside the house then come back in then up the wall or

crown molding or

baseboard molding then go up the wall or

wireless amp or

hire a professional
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:54 PM   #3
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there are no light fxtures. I have some outet plates. I am going to paint the house next month. maybe I will tear the wall out and he just pathc it. I wil make some professional calls.
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there are no light fxtures. I have some outet plates. I am going to paint the house next month. maybe I will tear the wall out and he just pathc it. I wil make some professional calls.
Don't want/have crown molding?
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Honestly if you are willing to rip out a small part of the wall running all the way down to the floor (say 6" wide???) that would be the best option. Any solution is horrific however. Most people do not have a proper HT because installation is too invasive and/or expensive.
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Pop the baseboards off, run behind them, nail them back in place. When you get to below the point you want to mount on the wall, drill a hole and fish it up. If you have a non-insulated back wall, this should be a piece of cake.
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:06 AM   #7
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Don't have it. it is for my rental. Trying to upgrade the place a bit
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Not for a rental. For my own home I have a full onkyo setup.
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Don't have it. it is for my rental. Trying to upgrade the place a bit
Then upgrade it with crown molding and run the wire behind it.

1. Fish up the wall behind equipment
2. Run wire along top of wall
3. Fish over to in ceiling speakers
4. Install crown molding
5. Increase rent $100 per month
6. Call F2B for investment advice
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Then upgrade it with crown molding and run the wire behind it.

1. Fish up the wall behind equipment
2. Run wire along top of wall
3. Fish over to in ceiling speakers
4. Install crown molding
5. Increase rent $100 per month
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any one have good luck with a wireless setup?
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No, they don't work well.
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Wireless speakers aren't the best idea for audio fidelity because of potential interference issues. Furthermore, they aren't "wireless" unless they are battery operated.
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I want to get rid of my rear speaker stands and mount the rear speaker in the ceiling.
I have a 2 story house, so cannot reach the rear of the living room from the attic. How can I run the wires throgh the wall? Fish tape? wireless rear speakers?
Either go wireless or run the speaker cable under the carpet round the edges or along the top of the skirting board and paint the wire to match the wall then drill a small hole just at the bottem of the wall and then at the to where u want it to come out at tge top. Get a bit ofstring and tie a weight on it drop it down through the top hole don't letgo of the string though then reach in the bottom hole and tis your speakercable and pull it through. Then fill the hole withfiller and paint It. That will work if theirs no dwangs. If their is u may need to make a 3rd hole half way down.
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i think the surround would sound weird being up that high for what is on/off the screen.
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