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Old 01-19-2009, 04:33 AM   #1
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ok so i ordered a tv stand and it's coming in the next few days now normally the way i usually "tidy" up wires is that i kinda fold em up and just keep it together with twisty ties now is this a good way to neatly place the wires behind the stand? or is there a better way to organize the cables?

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Old 01-19-2009, 04:43 AM   #2
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Instead of twisty ties, how about zip ties That is what I will be using when I get my new receiver etc to organize my wires. Unless you rearrange things regularly zip ties should work well
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Old 01-19-2009, 04:43 AM   #3
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http://cableorganizer.com/f6-wrap-around/

Great stuff. Just cut to length using heated scissors and wrap around your wires. Multiple diameters available depending on how many cables you want to wrap. Very clean and professional looking.
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Instead of twisty ties, how about zip ties That is what I will be using when I get my new receiver etc to organize my wires. Unless you rearrange things regularly zip ties should work well
I hate zip ties!!

It must be the IT side of me hating to break out a pair of snippers everytime something needs rearranged in an end users space. Velcro zip ties are okay, I would look into Brain's link though...
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I hate zip ties!!

It must be the IT side of me hating to break out a pair of snippers everytime something needs rearranged in an end users space. Velcro zip ties are okay, I would look into Brain's link though...
everyone has their preferences in cable management Ill most likely use some zip ties, since i hardly rearrange my consoles etc, ever.

surprised no one mentioned monster's cable-it
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Old 01-19-2009, 06:16 AM   #6
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yeah well i don't think i'll be using zip ties lol as i re-arrange a lot
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Old 01-19-2009, 06:19 AM   #7
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oh yeah it's not bad to bend the speakers and tie them up and such?
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Always good to avoid tight turns/bends... if it takes force to bend in the way you want, it's probably too much bending! Certain cables are even very specifically affected by tight turns, such as digital optical cables.
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well optical cables are not on my bend list lol but i never really "tighten" my wires or bend them too much it's more of a sharp curve
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^that looks super neat..hmm maybe i'll look into twist ties
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+1 Bingo! That's what we use at my job, very professional and inexpensive as well. You can get a bag of them for around $5.00 at any hardware/home improvement store.
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I really need to tidy up the area behind my tv. It's a jungle back there. I've never tried to organize cables but I think I'll go with zip ties.
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oh yeah it's not bad to bend the speakers and tie them up and such?
Well, it's generally frowned upon to bend the actual speaker. But speaker wire should be fine

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I use those valcro tie things that come with wires sometimes, being those monster cables i got years ago before i had any sense in me! LOL
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niice two different set-ups?
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Some very nice pics, everyone, and sweet suggestions for managing those unsightly wires.

I use some twist ties to keep it all organized, and the line organizer on the back of my stand also helps considerably.

One suggestion. Avoid bundling power (AC) wires along any audio lines (line level, speaker, etc). They can be a source of AC hum or other interference.
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^thanks for that tip lol but it is safe to bundle the power cords together though right?
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