Starting a work at home is a nuisance. Surely you have had close or personal experiences with this topic. You usually know when they start but not when they end, generating discomfort to yourself, your neighbors and even affecting our nerves and health in the most extreme cases.
To do work, the ideal is not to live at home, but if we have to do it, it is best to try to take it with patience. And once you’re on the job it ‘s interesting to try to take advantage of the messes to make all the possible changes that in my case went to hide the always unsightly home theater cables.
If before the cables were caught by staples in the ceiling and walls, trying to hide under the door frames, now are hidden, much more convenient and practical. A process for which, however, a series of considerations must be taken into account.
First of all, assess the installation, because we can run into the need to open a hole in the ceiling or walls by means of “rozas”. In this case, if we use a pladul cover on the roof, the process will be much more comfortable and faster while less annoying.
In addition we have to assess and measure what will be the placement of the furniture and possible future modifications of them in a way that does not affect the placement of the speakers, a factor of great importance that we have talked about before.
Once we take into account these aspects, it is about creating an installation that will usually require a branch of four or five cables (in the case of a 5.1 system) that can be seven or nine in systems with more speakers.
We are going to connect the rear speakers and the two front speakers, with the sub-woofer being optional (in my case I have not connected it when located next to the Home Cinema) while the central one is still under the TV and on the cinema system.
Once the measures have been taken so as not to hinder other elements of the house, we must take the precaution of leaving marked the heights to which we want the loudspeakers to be placed. It is also interesting to take into account the position of the sofa or the place in which we are going to place normally (the height of our heads).
We forget then the length of the cable, because we are going to use normal copper cable that we will introduce in the hoses before covering the roof or the slashing in case there is a problem with the tube to be able to solve it easily.
These cables are the ones that we are going to connect with our speakers and with the home theater system, with a caution in case these or last ones or the central unit has the connection through some proprietary sockets (in my case only the Bluray unit).
In that case and since you can not use the cables of the installation (red and black) I bought splice tabs but 0.6 mm (smaller and ideal for audio) that I have connected normally with cable originating from the speakers being the other end the plug that goes to the Bluray.
In this way we leave the wall and the room free of cables, because the loudspeaker has been placed just above the outlet of the connection so that it is hidden. Much more practical and aesthetic and very easy to carry out whenever we are doing a work. In addition, although we change the home theater system we can continue to use that same facility because the base is common for all models.