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    I'm in the process of both doing some minor re-modeling at my house, and putting together a new home theater system.

    Currently, my house has 10+ year-old in-wall speakers, which I'm looking up upgrade. To allow more flexibility in speaker choices, I'm thinking about having the workers remove the in-wall speakers, patch the holes (leaving the wires or connectors, of course), and installing a small shelf at each speaker location. This would make it incredible easy to put up new speakers: just connect them and set them on the shelves.

    Is there any reason why this is a bad idea? Is there any advantage (other than aesthetics preference) to having speakers mounted in-wall, or mounted to the wall versus sitting on a shelf?

    If I installed a face plate with good connectors at each location, would I lose any sound quality over just leaving some exposed wire to connect directly to the speakers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcravey View Post
    I'm in the process of both doing some minor re-modeling at my house, and putting together a new home theater system.

    Currently, my house has 10+ year-old in-wall speakers, which I'm looking up upgrade. To allow more flexibility in speaker choices, I'm thinking about having the workers remove the in-wall speakers, patch the holes (leaving the wires or connectors, of course), and installing a small shelf at each speaker location. This would make it incredible easy to put up new speakers: just connect them and set them on the shelves.

    Is there any reason why this is a bad idea? Is there any advantage (other than aesthetics preference) to having speakers mounted in-wall, or mounted to the wall versus sitting on a shelf?

    If I installed a face plate with good connectors at each location, would I lose any sound quality over just leaving some exposed wire to connect directly to the speakers?

    Thanks.......
    I think your idea is the way to go, provided you don't have a problem with the existing wiring I would use a couple of these http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2 as connectors, you won't lose or degrade any signal. and it will allow you to use Shelf mounted speakers or wall bracketed speakers without the "dangling" wire effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcravey View Post
    I'm in the process of both doing some minor re-modeling at my house, and putting together a new home theater system.

    Currently, my house has 10+ year-old in-wall speakers, which I'm looking up upgrade. To allow more flexibility in speaker choices, I'm thinking about having the workers remove the in-wall speakers, patch the holes (leaving the wires or connectors, of course), and installing a small shelf at each speaker location. This would make it incredible easy to put up new speakers: just connect them and set them on the shelves.

    Is there any reason why this is a bad idea? Is there any advantage (other than aesthetics preference) to having speakers mounted in-wall, or mounted to the wall versus sitting on a shelf?

    If I installed a face plate with good connectors at each location, would I lose any sound quality over just leaving some exposed wire to connect directly to the speakers?

    Thanks.......
    There would be no noticeable audio loss with a termination connection plate, I have those as well and I prefer that clean look as opposed to just a wire dangling from the wall, sawz.
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    The speakers are located at a height of about 8 feet.

    If I mount them directly to the wall, I can swivel and point them downwards towards the listening position. If I build a small shelf at each speaker location (which I'd prefer due to how easy speaker installation would then be), I won't be able to swivel and point them.

    Is being able to point the speakers a significant consideration that will improve listening quality?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcravey View Post
    The speakers are located at a height of about 8 feet.

    If I mount them directly to the wall, I can swivel and point them downwards towards the listening position. If I build a small shelf at each speaker location (which I'd prefer due to how easy speaker installation would then be), I won't be able to swivel and point them.

    Is being able to point the speakers a significant consideration that will improve listening quality?
    IMHO being able to direct them is a great advantage and will allow fine tuning your soundfield(sweet spot)
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