The best speakers come in all styles. In-wall speakers are becoming popular among those looking to save space and practice cable management. Today, we’ll show you how to install in-wall speakers, especially if you’ll be using them with your excellent wireless home theater system. If you’re looking for further reading, you can check out our article covering how to make all speakers work with surround sound.
Installing in-wall speakers is a task you can use to optimize speaker placement and even sound quality. We have another article on mounting speakers on the ceiling if you’d prefer not to cut into your walls. Below, we’ll go through the process. And if you finish this and want to read on, we have another article that explains how to get water out of phone speakers.
Install the speakers at ear level (38-42 inches). This listening position optimizes the audio experience.
Before cutting a large hole in the wall, first cut a small 1/4-1/2 inch exploratory hole to examine for any obstructions.
How can I reduce rattling in my home theatre?
Examine the room before installing your speakers and determine if you have any loose windows, vents, or unstable furniture. Securing these things will reduce the amount of rattling you hear.
Can you do the in-wall wiring yourself?
Most wiring jobs of this caliber should be legal in most areas of the US, but check the local codes before getting started.
Can I spray paint my in-wall or ceiling speakers?
Yes, the grill of these types of speakers can be painted. Just make sure not to be excessive with the paint when doing this, or you might clog the speaker grille perforations.
STAT: When purchasing speaker wall wire, buy 10-15% more than you think you’ll need in case you run into any unforeseen obstacles. (source)