I need to install cabling for a set of rear speakers in a near new house (why they didn’t do it during building is a mystery).
Plan A - Draw the cable up through one wall, across the roof, and down the other wall. They did install sky aerial cable to both sides of the room so I was going to use those outlets and the cable to help draw the speaker cable through.
Plan B - Lift the carpet and run it around the edges, although I am not sure if it’s possible to get the carpet put down again without replacing the fixings or getting a pro in?
I am not a huge audiophile and compared to most here currently have a pretty basic Sony amp and satellite rear speakers (still shakes the windows!), but who knows what the future holds and I will only be doing this once!
It’s a fair distance (about 12 metres using the roof option) and decent cable is large (potentially hard to feed through the walls) and lots of $$
Cat-5 cabling has been mentioned in a couple of posts as used for speaker wire by twisting all white wires for (-) and all coloured wires for (+). This is attractive as Cat-5 is a bit more flexible for feeding through difficult spaces, one cable will do both rears, and it is waaayyy cheaper.
Interested in any stray thoughts or advice….