I need help

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by brioux, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. brioux

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    I have my speakers wires going to electrical gang boxes. How do I connect my Boston Acoustics Micro 110x speakers to the electrical box. The supplied brackets don't fit and the optional UMB-1 articulating bracket doesn't fit either. Both are designed to make a hole in the wall. The Boston Acoustic website is also useless. Any ideas anyone?
     
  2. thingmaker3

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    When you say "gang box," do you refer to a "single gang box" or "double gang box," or to some other enclosure?

    The key is whether your screw lugs are 3-9/32" apart.
     
  3. beenthere

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    I have done some in-wall speaker wiring. I got blank wall plates and drilled them for banana jacks - 5/16" holes on 3/4" centers. Connect the speakers with dual banana plugs.
     
  4. brioux

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    Thanks for the replies. The speaker screw sets are not wide enough to line up with the single gang electrical box. I don't have a problem wiring the speaker once I figure out how to secure it to the electrical box
     
  5. thingmaker3

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    Try to find a "yoke" that will adapt the two. This will be a curvy flat piece of metal with holes matching the single gang box and holes matching the device. If all else fails, you could fabricate your own yoke from a bit of sheet metal using hacksaw, file, drill, taps, time, and patience.
     
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