In Wall Speaker Systems

Written by Serena Berger
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If you want to add speakers to a room discreetly, in-wall speaker systems are an alternative worth considering. If you have a small room in your home, such as a home office, and you want to add stereo sound to it, in-wall speakers allow you to preserve space by using the wall to enclose the speaker. These speakers can be used to create ambient sound throughout the house by connecting them to a single stereo system.

Installing In-Wall Speakers
You could opt to install these speakers on your own or pay for professional installation. If you attempt to install them on your own, you should use a stud finder to determine where you will be able to mount the speakers. In addition to drilling and cutting space to install the speaker, you will need to do the same so that you can run wires to the speakers. Depending on the type of materials of which your walls are constructed, this work may be more difficult and better done by a professional.

If your home is being built, you should discuss your plans with the contractor as early as possible. If you plan accordingly, you could have the speaker wiring in place before the dry walls are put up. Then it's easy to install the speakers when the walls are being constructed. Also be sure to check the electrical codes for your county to make sure that your wiring meets the standards. You may want to order extra wiring just to be sure that you have enough, as a shortage could hold up other construction plans.

While in-wall speaker systems may be more stylish, they are likely not to produce sound as well as standard speakers. Subtlety is the main advantage of these speakers, as the grills can be painted to match the decor of the room, and the speakers don't take up floor space. Though real audiophiles may not satisfied with the sound quality that in-wall speakers produce, a person whose priority is not cluttering up his or her space may be content with these unobtrusive speakers.

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