Here’s the difference between a crap speaker cable from eBay and a high-end cable. Look at the thickness and protection. World apart.
Mind you, the price is also a world apart!
We’re wiring one room for 5.1 speakers. We’ve also put an additional four cables in the ceiling to future proof. I don’t think we will ever have ceiling speakers though. You never know.
Check out my wire cutter from Japan.
Thanks you to the lad’s (and lady) from STA Electrics. These guys know what their doing. I purchased the plug sockets and switches for the first floor from these guys. My brother recommended them. They offer all sorts of electrics including AV, lighting, CCTV, etc.
My brother was adamant I went for a brand called Varilight for the dimmers, stitches and plug sockets. Apparently their the dogs *******. My wife preferred another brand as they offered a better colour, black nickel. The Varilight range doesn’t have the colour yet. I feel really bad for still going ahead with Varilight, however, there’s good reason. A few of our switches require to have dimmers and switches on the same plate. The black nickel brand only offered only dimmer switches on one plate which meant the dimmer would have acted like a switch. Seems minor but I didn’t like this idea. I want a switch to be a conventional switch and dimmer to be a round knob only used to dim the light. I also think the brushed steel I went for is more of a neutral colour.
If you have not been to STA Electrics in Slough, GO. Check out the fully automated Cinema room they have implemented. Wow
Note: I purchased switches/plug sockets with screws. After seeing screw-less switches/plug sockets in store, I’ll most likely order it for the ground floor. Varilight do offer screw-less. To install it you have to make sure the plastering is spot on.
All Lighting in the Cinema Room was implemented by Kam from Onlight
We’re under pressure to purchase our bathtub, shower mixers, shower tray and electrical switches.
They need all the above before they can lay the plumbing, sound proof flooring and test the electrics on the first floor. Otherwise they will have nothing to do.