Rca Wall Plates

Written by Serena Berger
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If you are considering investing in a high end home entertainment system, you might be thinking about running wiring through your walls. This allows you to store equipment in a single room and position speakers in different rooms. If the sound quality of speakers installed in your walls is not good enough for you, RCA wall plates will let you use floor standing or bookshelf speakers.

If you have a single receiver, you can connect it to multiple pairs of speakers so that the same audio feed can be heard in multiple rooms. Alternatively, you can use multiple receivers so that you can choose what music plays in each room. This lets you cut down on the number of receivers that you need to purchase--and since you can only be in one place at a time, there is truly no need for each room to have another full set of equipment all its own.

Using RCA Wall Plates for Hidden Wiring
Rather than running wires up stairs, tacking them to wall and ceiling intersection, or running them underneath carpeting, you can choose to run wires through your walls. This can be difficult if your walls are already in place, but the clean appearance created by hiding cables can be well worth the remodeling costs. Speaker cables run to each room and connect to the speakers through the RCA wall plate, so you will want to use cables with gold plated connectors to ensure the best connection and minimize signal loss.

If you purchase spools of high quality speaker cable, you or a professional can cut them to the appropriate length and then attach banana plugs on the ends of the cable. Wall plates can include multiple RCA connections so that you could run a video feed to multiple rooms as well, if you so desired. While you can make the decision about what to buy and even try to install it yourself, you should consult a professional so that he or she can give you an accurate estimate of the cost of running wiring through your walls. A professional will also be able to tell you about electric codes, as they can vary from county to county. Most importantly, a professional can install in-wall cables and wall plates with a minimum of risk to the structure of your home.

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