Putting together a multi-room audio system? This wall plate from Niles keeps connections for up to 12 pairs of speakers looking neat and finished. Install it directly behind your amplifier, then run speaker wire inside your walls to each listening area — you can note the location of each pair of speakers with the included labels. Gold-plated 5-way binding posts ensure solid connections for clear, crisp sound. And the built-in frame gives you a clean, professional look.

Product Highlights:

  • accommodates up to 24 speakers
  • 48 dual (front and rear) gold-plated 5-way binding posts
  • accommodates up to 14-gauge speaker wire, spade connectors, pin connectors, or banana plugs
  • blank and pre-labeled speaker location stickers (like "kitchen" and "bedroom") attach to faceplate
  • 8"W x 10-1/2"H cutout, 2-1/2"D
  • white finish
  • warranty: 10 years (limited)
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

  • Speaker terminal wall panel
  • Location stickers

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Features

Overview: The Niles 5W-48C Speaker Precision Panel provides a clean and easy way to connect in-wall wire runs from up to 12 pairs of speakers (24 speakers total) through out your home to your system's amplifier. The 5W-48C features 12 pairs of gold-plated binding posts that accommodate up to 12 AWG speaker wire, banana plugs, pins, and spade lugs on both front and rear of the panel.

Installation: The 5W-48C is full frame, stand alone speaker terminal panel that can easily be retro-fitted using the four dog ears attached to the back of the frame which clamp the panel securely to the cut-out of the drywall. The 5W-48C requires an 8" wide x 10-1/2" tall hole for installation.

Connections: The Niles 5W-48C speaker precision panel is labeled as follows and provides the following front and rear connections.

  • 1/2: Two pair of Positive and Negative gold-plated, color-coded binding posts.
  • 3/4: Two pair of Positive and Negative gold-plated, color-coded binding posts.
  • 5/6: Two pair of Positive and Negative gold-plated, color-coded binding posts.
  • 7/8: Two pair of Positive and Negative gold-plated, color-coded binding posts.
  • 9/10: Two pair of Positive and Negative gold-plated, color-coded binding posts.
  • 11/12: Two pair of Positive and Negative gold-plated, color-coded binding posts.
  • 13/14: Two pair of Positive and Negative gold-plated, color-coded binding posts.
  • 15/16: Two pair of Positive and Negative gold-plated, color-coded binding posts.
  • 17/18: Two pair of Positive and Negative gold-plated, color-coded binding posts.
  • 19/20: Two pair of Positive and Negative gold-plated, color-coded binding posts.
  • 21/22: Two pair of Positive and Negative gold-plated, color-coded binding posts.
  • 23/24: Two pair of Positive and Negative gold-plated, color-coded binding posts.

Location Stickers: The 5W-48C comes supplied with a sheet of location stickers that you can use to place on the wall plate itself to identify which speakers go where. There are numerous pre-labeled stickers such as kitchen, garage, bedroom, basement, bar, bath, etc. There are also several blank stickers that you can write on yourself to customize your own label.

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5W-48C

Written By EricS, Bloomington,IN on Thursday, December 27, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product especially at this price. This a terrific way of organizing multiple home run speakers.

Pros: style, size, price (at Crutchfield)

Cons: price, all of this stuff is way over priced, everywhere; but I guess they know their market. Hey, at least you did it yourself and didn't pay $100/hr+ for "professional" installation!

Worked very well

Written By Jeff, League City, TX on Monday, January 17, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The Niles Wall Plate worked like a charm. I custom built my home and had wired it for
most possible situations for speakers. After a few years, I had to go back into the
birdsnest of wires to try and decipher what went where. The introduction of this Niles
Wall Plate made this a one time event. From now on, all of those wires are neatly labled
on the plate and easy to access. It is a job putting it all together but it looks and works
great. Would recommend it.

Niles® Audio 5W-48C

Written By Nicholas, fresno ca on Friday, October 16, 2009

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

wanted something to "tidy-up" the multitude of speaker wires coming out of the wall(14 pairs of speakers). thought this would fit the bill and even though i haven't installed it yet i think it's a great piece of merchandise. also bought 5w24c & mb2(needed to install 5w24c). i expected plastic and got heavy gauge powder coated steel(substantial gauge). frame is plastic but that's ok. you get what you pay for. very pleased.

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