The Model WPW-D7.1 Home Theater Wallplate provides the finishing touch to home theater or multi-room speaker connections. Terminate speakers for Dolby® 5.1, 6.1 or 7.1 systems with this double-gang wall plate. Eighteen gold-plated, color-coded binding posts accept up to 6 AWG wire, spade lugs or banana plugs. Two gold-plated RCA barrels make connecting dual powered subwoofers easy.
This versatile wall plate accommodates either powered (using RCA jacks) or passive (using binding posts) subwoofer connections.
7.1 wallplate review3/19/2007
I was wiring a home theater in my bonus room and needed to have a 7.1 wallplate that would fit in a dual gang low voltage box. After doing some searching, most of the wallplates needed a triple gang box. I was able to find this one and the Buy.com price and my prior order satisfaction with them sealed the deal.<p> The only drawback is that due to the compact size of the unit, the terminals are fairly close together, but I was able to attach all my speaker wires OK while holding the plate in one hand. There are several ways to wire the terminals. I used the nut method of screwing the terminal onto the wire. I did not use all of the terminals since I am wiring my subwoofer directly to the receiver.<p> I like the wallplate since it is marked as to what each terminal does, position and polarity. My other altenative would have been to construct a dual gang wallplate using inserts and terminals, but this would have been more expensive and not had the terminals labeled as this wallplate does.<p> The item was received within a few days of ordering and the shipping cost was very low. I would buy another one if I needed to do this setup again.