What kind of wires I need?

schadaMarch 28, 2007

I am finishing my basement and the crew is planning to sheetrock next week. I am planning to run wiring for Home theator projector, surround sound,telephone/network cables.I need to run around 300 feet Speaker cable wire for 7.1 surround sound system. What kind of wire I need for speakers? Also What kind of vedio cables I need for the Home Theator Projector? The distance between the projector and system is around 25 feet. What kind of wire I need for computer networking and Telephone lines? I appreciate your suggestions. Thanks, Sam

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canman1355

Hi Sam,
I am no expert, but when I did mine in my house and it turned out nice.

1. Speaker wire 16 gauge, I used banana plugs and wall plates.
http://store.svideodotcom.com/a30602rd.html
http://ehdmi.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10425&style=
or eBay

2.If you are running your computers to a wired router you need to run CAT5 Cable and get keystone jacks for the wall.
http://www.wisebuynow.com/product_info.php?products_id=50
http://www.9thtee.com/networking.htm "also have jacks for your cable if you are going to run your cable to a few rooms and to your router for the computers"
or eBay

It's just a starting place to look, you can probably get better pricing if you shop them around.
I hope this will help.

canman1355

    Bookmark   March 30, 2007 at 5:09AM
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steve_o

If the drywall isn't up yet, you could consider putting in conduits so that future upgrades in wiring are not so difficult. You might also consider two runs of Cat5 to each room or to opposite sides of larger rooms. It's cheap to do it now and it keeps you from having to run network and phone signals over the same cable.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2007 at 9:04AM
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