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Conceal Your Home Theatre Cables with Flat Wires

flatwire1Everything with a home theatre system could be perfectly pleasing—from the amazingly astonishing and well-defined images coming from the huge HDTV to the impressive audio signal that seems to shake the room with its thundering rhythm in tune with every flinging action or sound that emanates from the image display device to the surround sound system.

This all-in-one piece seems to work in harmony to bring out the best home theatre experience that you and your family have long been waiting for.  But how does each and every piece of the home theatre function simultaneously?

As expected, you would need a number of wires that need to be appropriately fixed onto the wall and attached firmly to each device so that each of the equipment may re-create a non-disruptive video as well as the audio quality. Just imagine how many cords or wirings need to be concealed, not only for aesthetic purpose, but also for safety reasons. Most customized home theatre setups are designed so that the cable wires are unobtrusively and securely hidden from sight, by running the wiring through the walls, the ceiling, and/or the flooring of the house– an option that would definitely be more costly as well as more time-consuming.  Such alternative would require the help of experienced installers as well. Moreover, if, for instance, you have planned to shift to a different device model, such set up would require that the wirings as well as the partitions of the house into which the wirings run through should be cracked open. This, again, would require additional expense for you.

Another option would be to settle for devices that may be wirelessly interconnected. However, since there are not much wireless options available in the market, anyone wishing to have a clean-looking home theatre setup without the problematic cable wirings running around the house, would definitely need to look for a better option.flatwire4

Fortunately, nowadays, a new technology had been made available particularly to address such wiring concerns. A number of companies are now providing a new innovation in wiring cables, known as flat wires, which as its name suggests, are designed to be flat instead of round. It is made up of paper-thin copper conductors, which have been insulated on both sides with a polymer film.  Flat wires are designed to be fitted directly from the devices and onto the surface of the walls and/or ceilings. This does not need any in-wall installation, instead are glued using a specially formulated sprayed on gluing mixture to the wall. As flat wires are quite thin (ranges from 4/1000 of an inch to 13/1000 of an inch), when painted over, wall-papered, or coated with a concealer mixture, it will blend perfectly well with the wall, hence will not be noticeable at all. flatwire3

Flat wires have also been designed so as that it will work with any existing wiring (or the round wires) in both the new as well as older structures for just about any type of wiring application. Flat wires have connectors that make it simple for professionals as well as do-it-yourselfers to setup anything that requires wiring quite easily and also economically.

Finally, as flat wires have been engineered and tested to resist more bends that would be required in a typical installation, it can be bent without deforming or affecting the signal quality that it will generate after installation. Moreover, it lasts for the duration of the installation or for as long as it is needed. So if you’re looking for a perfect and cost-effective way to wire your devices in your home theatre system, consider flat wires, as a better alternative.

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Posted on August 1, 2013 by 0 Comments Short URL


Alphonso Soosay, an accomplished musician and sound recording specialist has been in the industry for more than 30 years. In this blog Alphonso shares all his experiences and knowledge in the recording and home theatre industry. Alphonso Soosay's Blog

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