Posted on: 20 July 2016Share
If you frequently host parties or other social gatherings, you may spend quite a bit of time tinkering with the acoustics and aesthetics of your home. In the past (and particularly before the expansion of wireless technology), these two qualities were often diametrically opposed -- those who wanted their parties to have lively music often found themselves trying to hide multiple power and auxiliary cords, while those who desired a neat and streamlined look were stuck with underpowered speakers that often had a tinny or watery sound.
Fortunately, wireless speakers are now available in just about every size, shape, and color imaginable. For party hosts who would like their speakers to be as unobtrusive as possible while still providing powerful sound, ceiling installation may be a good choice. Read on to learn more about installing speakers into your home's ceilings, as well as the preparatory steps you'll need to take to make this idea a reality.
What are the benefits of in-ceiling speakers?
In-ceiling speakers can be painted to seamlessly blend in with the rest of your ceiling or outfitted in a design that can complement the decor in the rest of the room. In addition to their unobtrusive design, they're often your best choice when going for a surround-sound effect. Speakers mounted on or near the floor aren't ideal when it comes to projecting sound through a room, and in-wall speakers may be difficult to place at a height that isn't directly next to at least one group of guests' ears. You'll also be able to install as many (or as few) speakers as you'd like, amplifying the sound in common areas and creating a more subtle effect in the bedroom.
How are ceiling speakers installed?
Most ceiling speakers will require an accessible attic -- even just a crawlspace should be sufficient. You'll first need to cut the power to the circuit you'll be using to run wire, then use a template to mark the ceiling locations you'll need to cut. Take some lengths of wire and wind them into the circuit, then thread them through the attic or crawlspace until you've reached the speaker's final location. After using a keyhole saw to cut out a circle of drywall, you can put the speaker in place. Use a wire stripper to remove the last half-inch of rubber coating from the speaker wires, then connect them to the circuit wires. After repeating this process for each additional speaker you install, you can soon have an inconspicuous and high-quality surround sound system in any room of your home. Contact a company like WNAV Audio Visual for more information.