The most difficult step in installing in-wall or ceiling speakers is getting the speaker cable into position. But the messiest step is cutting the hole in the drywall.
We include a cardboard template with every speaker for tracing the hole on existing drywall. But for homes in new construction, we also provide an optional metal bracket that is installed before the drywall goes up. When the brackets are already in place, most drywallers will cut the holes for you at no additional charge. This is because they are already cutting holes for HVAC vents, lights, and junction boxes. Using a rotary drill, it takes an experienced drywaller just a few seconds to cut the hole. And they treat the clean-up as part of their normal installation process.
All HTD in-wall and in-ceiling speakers are designed for ease of installation with the use of "dog ear" style brackets that are built-in to the speaker's frame. These "dog ear" brackets swing out and then tighten to the back of the drywall simply by tightening screws on the face of the speaker frame. This procedure does not change with the use of new construction brackets.
NOTE: This bracket is designed for use on joists or studs having 20" or less on-center spacing. "Cross studs" need to be added for walls or ceilings with larger openings. Brackets are attached using your own nails or screws.