This unit DOES NOT fit a standard decora wall plate. It is physically wider and taller. Yes, it comes with it's own single-gang wall plate, but what if you're putting it in a 2 or 3-gang box??? There is no reason why this product could not be designed and manufactured to fit standard wall plates. I had to modify the cover plate to get it to fit, but now it is unmatched with the other electrical components and looks stupid.
PROS: Pretty well built.
CONS: Does not fit standard decora wall plate. Limited flexibility. Does not match standard electrical fittings.
I purchased this item to clean up an in wall speaker installation, and it worked great. Beware, the insert is taller and wider than normal inserts. When I attempted to put the double wall plate over this binding post insert and an HDMI pass through insert, I found that it did not fit over this insert. I trimmed the plate with a utility knife and voilà, but be prepared for that.
CONS: The insert is taller and wider than a standard insert, so any other face plates that you use will have to be trimmed to fit
I ended up having to massacre the faceplate with a utility knife in order to make this fit (and was only semi-successful). If you are just putting this in a box by itself, the supplied faceplate is fine, but if you are combining with other items in the box (like I was - HDMI, LAN, etc.), the multi-gang faceplates won't fit over this item.
Also, noticed that the plastic is a little flimsy. When I had 5 speaker cables (14AWG) with bananna plugs hanging off this plate, there was a noticable flex in the plastic. Doesn't look like it will break, but a bit unnerving.
In the end, it was a cheaper and more compact solution than using 2 keystone faceplates plus inserts (which was the alternative).
PROS: - Provides 5-channel speaker connection in single box. - Decent binding posts
CONS: - Bigger than standard decora insert, so WILL NOT FIT into standard multi-gang plate (like what I was trying to do). - Plastic is a little flimsy when you have 5 heavy speaker wires hanging off of it
The speaker bindings themselves are great, but everything else about this product stinks. The screws are complete junk. They strip and the heads come off with the slightest pressure. It is like they're made of butter. But the worst problem is that this is a non-standard size. It looks like Decora in the picture, but it is slightly larger in all dimensions, making it unusable with anything but the provided single-gang wall plate. Bad, bad design.
PROS: Quality of the binding posts is excellent.
CONS: Terrible screws.
While it looks like it in the picture, do NOT be fooled. This does NOT fit a standard Decora plate. This plate is both taller and wider than the standard and cannot be used with any plate other than the single one provided. This is a major detraction and should be stated up front on the description.
The item works well enough, but beware that this is NOT a standard Decora size insert. It ONLY fits the plate it comes with, and does not work with standard 2-gang and 3-gang wallplates. It is larger and does not fit the Decora port. Looks are deceiving!
If you, like most people who buy this, are putting it in a multi-gang box along with other A/V inserts, then you will not be able to use a 2-, 3-, or 4-gang Decora wallplate on it. I personally find this problem to make this insert unacceptable. If you will be using this insert all by itself, with the included wallplate, then it works fine.
PROS: Decent Quality
CONS: Does not fit in a standard Decora wallplate.
I was very disappointed to find out the insert is larger than standard and does not fit in standard decora plates. I planned to use the insert with a 3-gang standard decora wall plate and ended up having to use a different (4 speaker) model. Luckily I ended up not needing to run the center channel speaker through the plate, so the 4-speaker version was fine. The fact that the insert is oversized should be indicated in the description.