I've just bought a pair of Sonos Play:1 to join my growing family of Sonos products and I'm moving into a new house so while I'm doing first fix I'd like to look at some neat ways to mount and cable these speakers on the wall.
I'd like to avoid seeing cables or plugs, but I dont see any creative solutions out there apart from just taking the standard power cable down through the wall to a remote socket. Hard-wiring into the wall is an option, but by the time you've got a cover plate it's going to look a little unsightly.
Anyone got any creative or neat solutions?
Mounting and hiding cables for Sonos Play:1
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The AMP can only be used as source for rear speakers in a 5.1 setup if connected by ethernet to the soundbar. Wireless won't work.
Cost could be a limiting factor for some. The amp is pricey, plus the cost of some speakers.
Thanks, That's exactly what I thought, and was planning on. Was hoping for another solution :)
I guess I like the concept of POE, but it would still require me opening up the walls in the house all over, not just in one (or two, stereo pair in the Kitchen) to wire the Cat-6. I guess if I was building new, it would be a lot easier.
But even with the Connect: Amp, I still am punching holes in the wall. I guess it's all a matter of perspective.
How'd you get past the building/electrical code about having standard electrical wires in your wall?
It's easy to run regular speaker cable through walls, up in attics or basements, etc. Not so with a powered speaker!
That said, there's always the CONNECT:AMP and a pair of in-ceiling or in-wall speakers if a clean install is the top priority.
There are "clock" or "recessed" outlets that are a little easier to hide than regular outlets. And there are outlets with little doors that are designed to flush mount on desktops or in floors. These are available in different finishes.
If all else fails, a climbing vine might be the answer.
Sometimes I pull the wires over the ceiling, but i takes drilling a hole, which should be considered more than one time.
Another solution that I often use is using the plastic u-rails which are self-adhisive. The wires fits tight and it looks nice.