Arlington LV1-1CS Single Gang Low Voltage Mounting Bracket Device
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on August 9, 2010
I wanted to run my home theater cabling inside the walls and over the ceiling, which required some type of finished terminals for the speaker ends. This bracket was ideal to cut into the various locations in the ceiling and walls, then add a single gang plate for the jacks, thus allowing me with a short run from the speakers using banana plugs. There isn't much need for a single gang box since the entire installation is low voltage. Anyone possessing rudimentary carpentry skills should be able to do the job fairly readily. I recommend that you cut the holes just a little undersized, then trim to fit taking care to ensure that the tops and bottoms are parallel and square with the two sides of each bracket. It helps to be certain that the holes are well marked before making the cuts with a good drywall saw so as to avoid oddly shaped holes and out of plumb work. Of course, you can patch it up afterward, however that takes time. I might mention that I looked at mounting brackets at my local hardware/lumber mass merchandiser when I did the installation and found their solutions to be about 4 times the cost and inferior in quality and utility. (They just happen to have orange as one of their corporate colors.) It did take a few days for UPS ground to deliver, however it takes a while to do all the prep work and get the cable runs in place anyway, so you'll likely be just about ready for them when they arrive. Good product and the seller was responsive.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on July 18, 2013
These plates provided the finishing (although invisible) touch to the installation of my LG Electronics 47LN5700 47-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED-LCD HDTV with Smart TV using the Cheetah Mounts APTMM2B Flush Tilt Dual Hook (1.3" from wall) Flat Screen TV Wall Mount Bracket for 32-65 inch Plasma, LED, and LCD TVs Up To VESA 700x400 and 165lbs, Including 10' Braided High Speed with Ethernet HDMI Cable and 3-Axis Magnetic Bubble Level. I ordered all three items from Amazon at the same time.

You may have already seen my review of the Cheetah Wall Mount and probably noticed that I decided to take my time and delay installing the wall plates until I test hung the LG Television and lived with it for awhile. I had originally planned to place the top plate directly behind the middle of the TV, between the top and bottom horizontal wall brackets. But once I got the feel for the cable routing and possible limitations imposed by my cable lengths, I realized that by locating the plate immediately below the lower horizontal wall bracket, the cable route was shorter and avoided interference with the wall brackets. The cables actually passed through the opening in the top wall plate much more smoothly in a more direct downward route into the wall. Plus I will have the ability to work on the cables in the future without completely removing the TV from the wall bracket; I need only pull the bottom of the set slightly away from the wall, pivoting on the top hooks.

In a nutshell, the installation of the two plates, vertically spaced about 20 inches apart, went well. The two square holes were cut into the wall using a drywall jab saw. Each wall bracket was then fit into place and secured with the corner screw tabs; easily done. I then installed each wall plate facing into the wall, the top plate opening pointing down and the bottom pointing up. This permitted a direct cable route, nearly flush mounting of the TV, and enabled backing the credenza below the TV up very close to the wall. Final appearance is great, and so I have a happy wife, which again makes me a happy man!

I should mention that I already owned an electrician's fish tape, so the actual pulling of the four bundled cables up through the insulated wall was a snap. Total time for the wall plate installation, cable fishing and making final cable connections was about 90 minutes. This included cleanup and the final re-hanging of the television. And, as was in the case of the Cheetah wall brackets, it was truly a one-man project!

This Arlington Industries' product is a winner and deserves your serious consideration. BTW, I suggest that you choose the 2-gang size as I did, so you that have a nice large opening to enable easy pull of the rather bulky HDMI connectors and AC power through the openings; single gang doesn't get it done in my estimation.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on February 28, 2011
I used these to mount my rear surround speakers. Super easy to use, just trace and cut. I double checked the cut lines with a small level before I cut all of the way through the drywall. Be careful not to over-tighten the screws - these things ARE plastic afterall.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on February 28, 2012
Don't waste your money on anything more expensive. Stop reading reviews and just buy 'em already.

They're like a buck each.

They're simple.

Do it. Do it now.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on June 1, 2012
I've currently hidden wires in 3 walls now, and so far this has been the best product.

If you already have the standard wires for your stereo and TV then this is the simplest. You install one LV bracket behind your stereo and one behind your TV, then put the wires through and put the plates onto the brackets.

Its best to trace roughly along the inside of the mud ring(Low voltage mounting bracket) because when you press into the wall and tighten it will be a great permanent fit. These hood plates can be reversed and flipped upside down if you want, also it says they're paintable which is nice. Amazon didn't make it very easy to find all that are available so i've posted below what i could find.
1-Gang, 1-Pack
1-Gang, 2-Pack
2-Gang, 1-Pack
2-Gang, 2-Pack

My review is done. Below was my thought process regarding COST and value. I paid $11 for this kit, and if i was to buy them all separate:
2-Gang LV Mounting Bracket = 3.44 * 2 = 6.88
2-Gang Hood Cable Plate = 3.75 * 2 = 7.50
6.88 + 7.50 = 14.38
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on June 2, 2012
Simple and easy to install. What more can i say? ok, i guess I'll say that this package deal is worth the money b/c if you buy the pieces individually it comes out to a bit more. If you're hiding wires for a flat screen tv you'll most likely need two anyway (one high/one low). If you look up videos on the web to see how to install these types of brackets you'll most likely see someone tracing the inside with a pencil on the wall. This really doesn't help b/c it's not a perfect rectangular shape. Save yourself the trouble and draw a 3-5/8 by 2-1/4 rectangle and then make your cut. Depending on how adept you are with a drywall saw this should do the trick plus/minus some light shaving to get that perfect fit. I will definitely buy this again.

Note: there were no directions in this package, which I really didn't need b/c I have a basic understanding of cutting drywall and installing electrical plates. However, for the common buyer note that this did not come in some type of retail packaging with nice pictures on the box or detailed instructions. It was packaged like most contractor parts you buy wholesale: a simple plastic bag (sealed of course). Check out some web videos for install tips but, I'll repeat: ignore the whole "tracing the inside" step and cut the measurements mentioned above.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on May 26, 2013
I used this plate for a home theater setup in basment, running wires to my ceiling mounted projector. It was hard for me to find out how many plates i would need for the many cables i ran but i found out i just needed one of these bad boys.

I used one (of the two that came in this set) and it is currently holding 3 HDMI cables, 1 VGA cable, and one AUX cable.

I thought the head of the VGA cable might be to big for this plate, but it the cable heads fit through. Easy install, great product, looks clean and profesional.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on June 9, 2013
This product makes adding a low voltage wall plate in your house a snap. Simply place the bracket where you want a wall plate and trace around the inside of it with a pencil. Use a utility knife to cut the hole *slightly* bigger and enlarge it as necessary to have a snug fit when you place the bracket in the hole. After you have placed the bracket in the hole, tighten the two screws until the plastic piece is pinching the drywall. Afterwards you should be ready to fish your cables through and install the face plate.

I used about 10 of these in my recent home entertainment center project and didn’t have any problems whatsoever. All of the wall plates I installed fit flush against the wall and looked great. The only reason I am taking off a star is because a template is not included for marking the hole in the wall, otherwise this is a fine product and works well. I would highly recommend them over the more expensive alternatives at your local big box store.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 1, 2014
As a computer and network technician I was looking for an Old Work low voltage box that I could rely on. I used to go to the big box stores and get the similar ones sold there (see pic of orange box), and every time would get frustrated because the ones at the store do not work, as the screws are not matched correctly with the plastic housing and the effect is a hard time getting it to install. I usually strip the head on the screws in order to get it finally installed.

I purchased these after reading reviews on how simple they are. After installing just one of them as a test case, I have to say they are correct (see pic). These low voltage boxes install VERY easy to install. Moreover, I really like the way that they are more flush to the wall then the other ones. I can't begin to describe how little effort I had to use to screw the tabs into place as opposed to the other one. My assessment is that Arlington puts much better thought and effort into the screws and plastic housing.

VERY GOOD PRODUCT and will continue to purchase these in lieu of the orange ones at big box.

Well done Arlington.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 30, 2014
I love these wall plates. Much better than the flimsy metal ones you find at retailers like Home Depot or Ace. The positive gripping action makes them super strong for holding whatever cable exit you end up with snug against the wall. They won't rip out with excessive torquing from thick or bulky cables.

If you think a 10-pack is excessive, don't worry - you'll find plenty of friends who need help hiding their wires as nicely as you.
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