5 Easy Ways to Hide Speaker Wire
Some people are music fans, and others are home theater buffs, but one thing’s for sure: we all have speakers around the house. And while those speakers may deliver the audio quality we crave, they all come with one major drawback – speaker wires. If you’re tired of visible cabling dragging down the aesthetics of an otherwise appealing room, CableOrganizer.com has the products and know-how you need to hide speaker wire like a pro. Below you’ll find a few of our favorite options, with explanations about each to help you decide which one will work best for you.
If we had to name the most straightforward and versatile product for hiding speaker wires, it would have to be PVC (plastic) surface raceway. Essentially décor-friendly cable conduits that can open and close lengthwise, surface raceways range in material from aluminum to plastic, but they all have the same basic traits in common:
When it comes to concealing speaker wires around the house, your best option is to use PVC (plastic) raceway, which has the benefits of being lightweight, non-conductive (to cut down on electrical hazards), flame-resistant, and easily paintable with latex-based paint (to seamlessly blend in with its surroundings).
Since no special tools, screws, or nails are required, hiding speaker wire in surface raceway is an easy project for any do-it-yourselfer. PVC raceways can be cut to exactly the size you need with a utility knife or hacksaw, and most come with pre-applied adhesive tape for fast, no-mess, non-invasive installation. Equipped with latching or sliding covers, surface raceway allows you to have easy and unlimited access to your speaker wires as needed.
Check out a few of our favorite raceways for clean and professional-looking speaker wire management:
Whether you need to route speaker wires from ceiling to floor – or along a wall/ceiling joint – Corner Duct is the ideal speaker wire camouflage for audio setups that require you to run cables in corners. Just think of Corner Duct as surface raceway that’s built at a 90° angle: this specialized PVC wire management system has a wedge-shaped channel that fits perfectly into corner angles, and is topped off with a sliding cover that makes it easy to install and update cables anytime you need to.
As is the case with many surface raceways, Corner Duct is flame resistant, and can be matched to your color-scheme with just a simple coat of latex paint. And thanks to its unique shape, plastic Corner Duct can even add a little extra flair to your room’s design: when installed along the ceiling, it doubles as crown molding.
Cord and Wire Channels
When it comes to the structure and features of Cord Channels and Wire Channels, they’re in many ways the same as surface raceway. Constructed of flame-resistant, paintable extruded PVC, they’re also fully backed with adhesive tape. In fact, the only real difference arises when you compare how wires and cables are inserted or removed: where surface raceways feature unlatching or sliding covers, each Wire Channel and Cord Channel is equipped with a narrow wire slot, which lets you insert and remove wires one by one, without the need to open and re-close long lengths of conduit.
When parties or other special events have you rearranging your audio system and trailing cables across the floor, remember that you can hide speaker wires and prevent tripping hazards to your guests with light capacity cord covers. Whether your crowd is gathering indoors or out, we’ve got the solutions you need to improve both the aesthetics and safety of your speaker cables. Here a few of our low-profile favorites:
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