10 Ways to Hide Speaker Wire and Audio Cables

You must choose speakers that can deliver a powerful and immersive sonic experience while at the same time faithfully recreating instruments, human voices, and sounds effects with convincing realism in order to create a truly thrilling and immersive home audio experience. To get the best sound quality possible with the technology we have today; speaker cables and wires are still needed to be able to get the best possible sound. A surround sound system with five, seven, or nine speakers, plus one or more subwoofers spread throughout the room, can create an unsightly mess in most rooms, making speaker cables look like snakes, especially in a room with a lot of speakers and subwoofers.

If you are using an immersive-sound system that has overhead speakers with Dolby Atmos technology, this is even worse. When it comes to living rooms and shared entertainment spaces, the cables that feed these products can look like vines creeping around the room, which can raise red flags when it comes to the appearance of these devices.

As a result, there are many methods that can be used to hide speaker cables so they are completely out of sight and out of mind. A few of the approaches are simpler than others, and they carry different costs in terms of time and money associated with them. There is no doubt that hiding speaker cables and wires pays off big dividends when it comes to giving your home a neat look and ensuring domestic tranquility.

In this section, we will present a few approaches to this problem that can be ranked roughly from easiest to most challenging, with a super-simple option at the end.

Keeping speaker wires and audio cables hidden is one of the best ways to do so

  1.  Decorate the room with existing items that are already in it. The speaker cables can be routed to surround speakers behind posters or other artwork that you have on the walls as long as they have speaker cables. For this very purpose, one of our colleagues here at SVS uses foam fingers that have been left over from sporting events.

  2.  Attaching speaker cables to the baseboards of the room can be done by using cable clips with nail heads integrated into them. As you can see from the picture, the cables are not entirely out of sight here, but they are certainly out of the way. In rooms that have wall-to-wall carpeting, you can tuck the cables under the carpet between the baseboards and carpet, so that they can be seen less and less.

  3.  Make the most of light strips by using them to your advantage. A speaker cable can be routed next to a light strip if you have installed them in your room. This will enable the speaker cable to remain completely unobtrusive.

  4.  Make sure the cables are routed under throw rugs or even the carpet in the room in which they will be installed. There is no better cable for this purpose than flat cables such as Sewell Ghost Wire.

  5.  Put the speaker wire on the wall and stick it there. In the case of Sewell Ghost Wire, it comes with an adhesive on one side, which allows you to adhere it directly to the baseboards or to even affix it to a wall if you prefer. You can also paint it a color of your choice so that it blends in, making it virtually invisible once it is painted.

  6.  Consider using raceways or conduits that have been painted. There are a number of companies that produce long cables conduits, ducts, and raceways that are used as hiding places for cables between baseboards or in corners between walls. As well as being able to run along the middle of a wall, they can also be painted to match the color of your walls so that they surround your speakers. Wiremold CornerMate cord organizers are examples of CableOrganizer surface raceways and the Wiremold CableOrganizer surface raceways.

  7.  Make use of crown moldings or architectural features to your advantage. There are hollow moldings that can be used to route cables through them, so if you have planned to install crown moldings or baseboard moldings in the room, you can make the cables completely invisible by routing them through the hollow moldings. It is available at Orac Decor in a variety of hollow polyurethane molding styles with hollow channels, such as hollow crown molding and hollow baseboard molding. It is also possible for some of the company’s crown moldings to be equipped with indirect LED uplighting, which makes any room appear more welcoming and is a nice touch.

  8.  Consider alternatives to panel molding as a panel molding option. On the walls, chair-rail molding is widely used to conceal wires and speakers, and it has the advantage of being installed horizontally around the mid-height of the wall. It is one of the many styles of panel molding that Orac Decor offers with hollow channels that can be customized.

  9.  The speaker cables and wires should be hidden in the wall in order to avoid being seen. Almost all speaker cables can be routed within the walls of your room, so that invisibility is the ultimate goal when it comes to cable routing. Furthermore, there are wall plates that can be mounted next to speakers and other equipment that have terminals for a variety of connections. As you can imagine, this is the most difficult, and it is often best to hire a professional to do the installation, unless you are a serious DIYer.

  10.  Make use of wireless technology (whenever possible). It is possible to eliminate some cables altogether if you go wireless. The SoundPath Wireless Audio Adaptor is offered by SVS as a wireless audio converter that converts uncompressed 48/16 audio from the source device to a powered subwoofer or a pair of powered speakers wirelessly. SoundPath Wireless Audio Adaptors include a transmitter that is connected to the line-level audio outputs on your AVR, or any other source device you are using, together with a receiver that is connected to the audio inputs of your subwoofer or powered speakers, eliminating the need for a cable.