View Full Version : Out of control~!!!!
12-09-2002, 01:07 AM
I'm tired of managing xhit load of wires!!!!
Is it just me?
12-09-2002, 05:03 AM
no, you are not alone. i too am frustraded because no matter how i configure my HT system.. there are freakin wires and cables running everywhere. My problem is i bi-wired all my fronts.. did it myself. Instead of making a bi-wire cable.. i run two seperate runs of 14g speaker wire.
oh well, at least it all works, but the wires are a hassle. Why can't everything just be wireless for HT? may be some day we'lll all look back and laugh at how many cable, and wires we used to have running all over the place just to get good sound.
12-09-2002, 07:21 AM
It's even worse if you own a Bello rack.It took me 4 hours to wire my gear on it.Wire management takes alot of time if you want it done right.Seperating the power cords ,audio,video from each other.Then there's the speaker wire runs.
dangerboy.It would be in your intrest to someday replace your runs with premade bi wire cables or but 4 conductor wires and remake them your self.Makes for a much neater intstall
12-09-2002, 10:26 AM
Yep! Wire management sucks. That is why I have not done it in the new theater yet. It's gonna take several hours and right now I do not have the time, maybe after the holidays.....I also have my center and mains bi-amped with 12g for the low's and 14g for the highs, makes for lots of extra wires.
Wire's can be controlled to acceptable results with very little time or effort for that matter. Here is why I did.
If you dont care much about your entertainment center, and its wood, you can use small tacs along the areas your wires are intended to go. Then you take twisty ties and run them between the wood and the tac. OR you could just create a tight fit between the cable and the tac. Depending on your set-up, this can truely spare you the trouble of hanging wires all over the place.
I am a firm believer in twisty ties or anything of the sort. Though not professional, it helps to bundle up anything thats in excess.
If loose wire *really* bothers, drill a small hole in the wall,...securly tape *eletrical or duct* the wire to a fiber glass rodd and maneuver it to the point you want it. etc...
12-09-2002, 09:36 PM
I like putting Stickers on each of the Cords/Cables -- IE: RIght Main sticker on each end of the cord -- etc
12-10-2002, 12:25 AM
You guys would shriek if you saw my cable disorganization. Fortunately I have most of my HT equipment in one of those Sauder bookshelf units. It has a solid back so I'm able to hide the tangle fairly easily.
Dangerboy: If you haven't already; one thing that is often suggested, is to use one cable for the + and one ofr the -. As opposed to one for the highs and one for the lows. I haven't tried it, but it makes sense to me.
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