Handy Product, Needs Better Instructions
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A good product but the instructions are lacking. 1) If you use most of the capability of the panel you will be running a lot of wires to one spot. Carefully plan how the wires will run or installation will be a nightmare. 2) You will use 8 drywall screws to attach the panel to the frame. I received 4 screws and they were too small in diameter. I found that for the 2 top and 2 bottom screws I had to angle the screws to attach to the bracket. For the 2 left and 2 right screws, which attached the drywall brackets, make sure you drill holes in the drywall first or it is likely to crumble. 3) Remove the center plate before pushing the wired panel into the wall. Your hand will fit through the hole and allow you to arrange the wires as you install. Otherwise the panel might not even go in, assuming you are installing in a wall. 4) Use your smartphone camera to image the connections through the open center plate hole before you close up. The back speaker connections in particular can get loose as you install. I have used this product now for about 4 months and it worked out well for me.
Pros: Attractive Not too many alternatives like it Good way to run lots of wires to an equipment rack Has enough connections for a fairly complex setup Connectors supplied are high quality
Cons: Instructions are lacking Supplied screws appeared too small in diameter, with 4 instead of the 8 needed Requires patience and planning to install