So you’re placing the finishing touches on your Sonos/smart home ecosystem and can’t figure out a good mounting/wiring solution...
BLUF: Midlite 15 ' Sonos Speaker Mount and In-Wall Power Solution wired within the wall from another receptacle access point by an electrician, Flexson Wall-Mount for Sonos ONE/Play:1.
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After a bit of research, I found a solution that fits my needs and want to share with you all. I’ll take you through my solution and the rationale that got me there.
The Sonos system is unique in that it requires it’s own power receptacle but otherwise doesn’t demand speaker wire etc that would be difficult to conceal without cosmetic work to your walls. Still, if you want your speakers wall-mounted high up in an aesthetically appealing location, you’ll either need new outlets placed or you’re left with hiding a long power cable (as most building codes prevent running this type of power cable within the walls.
Even the single recessed outlet/receptacle is noticable. It’s not easy to hide the concavity/contour of the recessed outlet, the wiring is unweildly even if shortened/coiled, and the plate itself takes up a fair amount of space on the wall.
Ideally there’d be a paintable flush plate with minimal exposed (safe) wire just behind the speaker and all wiring otherwise within the wall.
The Midlite wiring system listed above achieves this. It comes with a paintable wall-flush plate and 15’ of in-wall safe wiring that terminates in the universal power cable designed for the sonos speaker system.
This did require an electrician/drywall work to safely run the wires within the wall and conceal the wiring solution.
As the 15 feet of wiring comes with the Midlite system, your electrician should deduct a considerable amount of his/her cost to you as you’ll provide most of the raw materials.
A reasonable concern is future-proofing your system. The wiring within your wall via this solution is compatible with any 1/4-20” mounted speaker and also facilitates future passage of other cables (ie. Cat5). The terminating wiring used by Sonos is common to most similar appliances but could likely be modified in the future to accomodate new devices.
Flexson Sonos One Wall Mount
Midlite In-Wall Power Solution