The best way to make a house feel like a home is to fill it with music. And, the easiest way to do that is by installing ceiling speakers in your living room and other meeting rooms of your house. With an amazing receiver and some excellent speakers, you will be able to enjoy high-quality sound anywhere in your home without having any wires or cables running across the floor. In this guide we’ll discuss how connecting ceiling speakers and installation works.
The Comprehensive Guide to Connecting Ceiling Speakers and Installing Them
-The best way to connect speakers is by using speaker wire. Speaker wires are a thick, insulated copper wire that runs from the receiver and ends with either metal or plastic connectors on each end for easy connection to the speaker. We recommend you use 12 gauge cable which will give you enough power and also provide an excellent frequency response without any distortion. If you’re still not sure about what size of cable should be used, consult your local hardware store advisor before buying anything!
-You’ll need two sets of cables per row of speakers because one set needs to go from the outlet in your house up through the ceiling (or into another room) while the other needs to run back down again. The easiest solution we’ve found is just to buy one of those plastic conduit boxes that are available at every hardware store and drill a hole in the side, then just run both sets of cables inside. (This is also helpful if you want to install speakers in more than one room!)
-When installing ceiling speakers, be sure to have your receiver near an outlet so they don’t need any extensions or power cords. Then take two lengths of speaker wire-one for each row-and strip off about 12 inches from their outer insulation layer with a utility knife before connecting them together by twisting the ends together tightly until there’s no exposed copper. Make sure not to use too much force when crimping these connections as it will break the connection!
-Now that you’ve created your speaker wire connections, use the screws on the back of each ceiling speakers to secure it into place. You’ll want to make sure there’s enough room for them near an outlet but not too close as this can cause interference in sound quality! Make sure they are level with one another and attached firmly so they don’t fall down from vibrations or anything like that.
-Finally, all you need is a receiver with some great speakers plugged in at either end (we recommend using banana plugs) and you’re done! If by chance something doesn’t work out quite right when setting everything up, just consult our troubleshooting guide below:
We hope this article helped answer any questions about how to connect ceiling speakers and install them. Always make sure you know what type of speaker wire is being used (some come with banana plugs or screw on connectors) before attaching it to a receiver, otherwise the sound quality can suffer. And if anything needs adjusting after installation, an electrician should be able to take care of things for you!