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I am running my wiring for my Home Theater behind the Drywall and have the speaker cables coming out of the Drywall. I have holes drilled where the cables are coming out to be connected to the speakers. The plain holes in the drywall are not looking professional. I was trying for an hour to find a product to have some kind of Trim or Plate to give those holes in the drywall a nicer look. A simple 1/2 inch round trim would be beautiful.

Does anyone know any products for that? I checked Home Depot/ Lowes and many Online Stores, but I don't even know a product name.

Thx!
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Professional installers usually go with different wall plates to finish off their connections:

Wall Connectors

But you're probably looking for inexpensive wall grommets or wall entry covers.

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Second on RAM. I just bought a bunch of wall plates (speaker connectors, projector connectors, etc.) from them for the HT in my new house. The boxes themsleves, that the wall plates attach to, are the same as you would use for a light switch and can be had at any hardware store. Really makes for a finished, professional-looking install.
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Quote (Crispin on Sep 7, 2006 8:21 AM):
Professional installers usually go with different wall plates to finish off their connections:

Wall Connectors

But you're probably looking for inexpensive wall grommets or wall entry covers.

I need a wall grommet just like the white one you posted a picture of here. Where did you get this picture or where can I buy one? I'm running some computer cables from one room to another through a hole in my wall and this would work perfectly, but I can't find anything like it.
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http://search.cableorganizer.com/cable/Bushing

Generally, people cut holes in their walls at the same height as electrical outlets (18") and put in retro trim rings, then get actual wall plates which match what they already have in their homes.

You can add pure directional openings, such as these...

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=105&cp_id=10425&cs_id=1042505&p_id=3997&seq=1&format=2

Just a few bucks.

Or you can add specific wallplates which fit your specific needs for speakers, cable tv, or LAN connectivity...

http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10425

http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=105&cp_id=10513

Much of this is also available from your local hardware store near the electrical department.
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