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Wires: The bane of my hi-tech life!


During the refurbishing, I changed the plans for the lounge and ordered a duct put in behind the all the skirting boards to hide all the wires for my HiFi. Originally, the duct was made for only a few wires, but I’ve managed to squeeze the following wires in:

  • D-tanshi component cable
  • S-video cable
  • Audio cable for subwoofer
  • 2 x Denon 5sq speaker cables (fronts)
  • 1 x Denon 5sq speaker cable (center)
  • 2 x Denon 3sq speaker cables (rears)

My sizeable rack HiFi is stored in the main closet in the lounge, which is great because when the doors are closed, the whole thing is completely hidden from view.

The carpenter drilled a hole through from the inside of the cabinet to the duct on the other side of the wall. However, although the duct itself is quite spacious and would accomodate a fair number of extra wires, the hole was much more restricted.

I had to do a fair bit of drilling to widen the hole from the inside of the cabinet to the duct. But once that was done, everything proceded smoothly.

Now, the only exposed wires are those which run from small, strategically located holes in the skirting board to the components.

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