IMO, that does seem pretty steep to pull wire. Have you considered doing it yourself and running wire behind the baseboards?
I just wanted to do a quick price check. So with the help of some of you guys, I have my 7.1 system (SVS speakers + HSU subwoofer), and now I would like to get people to install/mount the speakers + conceal the wire. I have 2 surrounds that will need to be mounted on-wall + 2 heights that will use ceiling mounts.
We got a quote from some local av people, and it seems like the price for doing this might end up being around $1000..... which feels on the high side for me. I just wanted to check with you guys before moving forward, is this reasonable?
He's right...and it certainly can be harder than it looks. Another story with my contractor...six years ago I wanted to wire the entire house for CAT-5/6 Ethernet. The project was an offshoot of my kitchen remodel and as any installer will tell you, it's a lot easier to run cable when their no drywall. So the kitchen's wine nook got two Cat 5 wires and coax cables for future expansion all brought to a Leviton faceplate. I did the dual Cat 5 because I wanted the wireless router to go there (it was the most central location) but I needed two wires back to the basement...one for the cable modem (WAN) and the second (LAN) back to the main switch. Since the basement is open, it's pretty easy to get all of the rooms on the ground floor wired (save the living room, which I discussed earlier).Being an installer I can vouch for the 1K price tag....Most clients are of the thought that " its just running some wires in the attic "... Well if you've ever crawled around in an attic full of insulation you might have a better appreciation for the labor involved...Especially here in Texas where the attic temps in the summertime can reach 120+ degrees.... Added to this scenario ( you havent been specific here) is how many of the walls are exterior walls...It is much more tedious to drill and fish wires to an exterior wall if the roof line is on top of these walls ....or if any of these walls are adjoining to say bathrooms where plumbing needs to be found before any wires can be pulled....Although its only a 1 day job , its mainly the knowledge of the laborer involved in foreseeing and working through the unknowns - and there is ALWAYS at least 1 unforeseen problem that must be dealt with - 1 common example are fire blocks ( mandatory in all exterior walls in Tx) So my point is its always more than meets the eye with retro pulling 7.1 wiring....good luck with your new system and be sure to use a quality wire....lddude:
LOL, left that part out, didn’t I?That's very clever. How are you suspending the speakers...by exposed screws that you are hanging the cabinets from or some other method?