Cut the Clutter
Nothing shouts “professional” louder than an av wall plate. Cables can get messy, especially in systems with multiple amplifiers, speakers, and subwoofers. Also known as a cable pass-through wall plate, home theater wall plates fit either a single gang or double gang junction box and include a variety of terminal options for simple to complex systems. Ideal for 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound, a wall plate lets you connect multiple sets of speakers to an amplifier and run the speaker wire inside the walls where no one can see it. The terminals typically accommodate between 12 and 16 AWG speaker wire and accept banana plugs or spade connectors for a clean, permanent, and high-quality connection. Good quality wall plates include gold-plated binding posts for the most reliable signal transfer, and terminals are color-coded red and black for easy identification of positive and negative. For neat and tidy video cable runs, HDMI wall plates keep cables concealed, and 2 in 1 wall plates are available for both HDMI and component video terminals.