In-wall speaker installation is quite a delicate process.
It serves as a beautifully disguised interior design element that can wow your guests on arrival. While you’re hosting your cocktail party, housewarming party, or just a simple get-together, nobody can bump over your speakers. Drinks cannot be spilled on your system. It’s a matter of convenience and provides space for your guests and furniture.
These massive speakers finally have a space to themselves without being moved or touched. Installing in-wall speakers also serves as a benefit if you don’t have speaker cabinets.
In-wall speakers setup has to be a project that is planned properly and safely. If you’re a hands-on person then this is definitely the DIY project for you. You can perform this project at any time of your choosing. It has to be for the right reasons though, it doesn’t make sense that you’re installing in-wall speakers but you only use portable speakers.
Choosing the room in which you’re going to install these speakers is very important. Before we move on to anything else, please make sure that you’re not installing in-wall speakers to a brick wall. Your drywall saw will unfortunately not cut through those bricks.
Place your speakers in a location that needs the sound. The television room is an essential place for in-wall speakers. Another option is building these speakers in your room. If you’re a gamer, love to watch movies in your room or you have a movie theatre room, these are excellent places for in-wall speakers. You find that the ominous, hidden sounds can serve as background noise as well as the main focus audio.
Surround sound, movie sound, background noise, or gaming noise, in-wall speakers can serve many functions. As a disguised look, you can decorate your speaker grill with leaves and branches to match nature. This is an alternative but your guests will be amazed that the plants are producing the sound.
Getting into more of the technical phases, there are a few things that you may need. The first step you should take is setting down some tarp in your workspace. You’re going to gather up a lot of dust and making it efficient enough to clean is the number one step. Once you’re done, you can fold the tarp, collect all of the dust, and shake it off outside.
However, here are all the tools you will need:
It’s essential to have a clear plan before you cut or install anything. Planning is important as it assists in avoiding any unnecessary mistakes. Assess the design and layout of your house, where the wires and pipes are situated, where to cut, how far to cut, and how deep you can cut. You might need access to any space behind the wall, like an attic, to run the wire. Accessibility is a priority in this instance. Ideally, you want your speakers facing the couch, and if you’re using two speakers, have them spaced out equally in comparison to your television. Average speakers positioned in a quintessential location may sound better than top-quality speakers placed in the wrong spot.
Tip: In-wall speakers should be placed in a position that is at ear-level. This is about 38 to 42 inches from the floor.
This step is a clarification on measure twice, cut once.
Once you have confirmed the cutting range for your speakers, make sure that it is safe to cut deep enough and wide enough.
Tip: Use Rough-in brackets to give your speaker a sturdy brace between two studs. They are helpful in the construction of an existing room.
If you have an attic, you can run wire through there or beneath your floor, depending on how accessible the wires are. It all depends on the type of room that you’re using. An additional option would be to remove your baseboards and run the wires into the drywall behind the baseboards.
This is the perfect opportunity to run your wire to an external receiver or amplifier. The attic is an ideal place to run your wire to an external device. Be sure to always use high-quality, low resistance, in-wall speaker cable. The length of your cable needs to cover the span of 15’ and we’d recommend a 16 gauge wire. Leave some wire out to drop-down for in-wall speakers. Read up on some websites or approach a design expert for questions on selecting the appropriate speaker cable. Our website should have a website on selecting proper cable.
Now that you have run your wire through their designated areas, the picture you’re looking at is a bunch of hanging wires. Painting the speaker frames and grilles to match your interior needs to be done before you install them. Use spray paint and cover the speaker components first.
With every component sealed, screwed, and wired in, you can switch your speakers on and test the sound quality. The discrete look brings a sense of space to the room with the simplicity of an in-wall speaker.
Now that your interior speaker system has been set up, you can enjoy the music or background noises in peace. Your guests will be amazed and you will be able to step into your house with the perfect audio system.