Well, since I've been renting this house, all of my wires have been ran along the baseboards
Now that I've bought the house, it's time to put everything behind the sheetrock. Get everything "out of sight". This is going to be a big project for myself, as I've never done anything like this. I know there are a couple of installers on here, and I'm just looking for some advice
Here are my list of supplies so far...
100ft of 22awg gold plated HDMI cable
2- Dual port HDMI wall plate(I only need 1 port, but I though I better get a dual plate just incase I need it later on)
300ft of 12awg CL2 Rated-2 in wall speaker wire
3- Banana Binding Post Wall Plate(2 for monitors and 1 for the center channel)
1-Banana Binding Post Wall Plate for 5 Speaker. For inside the audio closet
Now, here's my plan...
I have a coat closet right by the front door. I want to make this my "audio closet". Now I know that there will be no air circulation in there, so I plan to add a vent of some sort thru the wall. This shouldn't be too difficult to figure out. This living room really isn't that large, so having everything out of sight will make my life easier, plus it will give the room a "clean" look. Here is a list of equiptment that will be inside the closet...
Sherwood Newcastle P-965
ATI 1505 amp
Toshiba HD DVD player
Sherwood HDMI/Component switcher
Monster Power HTS 2600 MKII
Verizon cable box
I plan to put 1 dual port HDMI plate and the 5 speaker wall plate, inside the "audio closet". Then install the other plates at their intended destination(left monitor gets one speaker plate, right gets another, etc...). For my rear channels, I'm planning to buy some in wall speakers. So no wall plates will be needed for these.
One question about the audio closet. I plan to add a vent to allow some air circulation in there. Do I need to install a fan of some sort also, or will a basic vent be enough?
Does this sound like everything that I'll need? Any advice?