I made a small incision in the carpet by the speaker, pushed a wire snake between the carpet and the pad to the general vicinity of the reciever, made another small incision by the receiver, and pulled the wire through. If your carpet isn't stretched real tight, this method could work for you. If you have two people, one person can guide wire snake as you are pushing it so it ends up where you want it to end up.
My speakers and receiver are against walls, so the incisions are not noticeable. Also, along one wall, when I pushed down on the carpet, it revealed a nice gap between the paneling and the carpet to hide a wire.
I've also seen folks pull the wire up through a wall, go over the ceiling in the attic, and then come down in a wall by the speaker (we don't have basements down here). I was considering that, but it was just going to be too much work.
Have done the fishing thing before, it's not bad depending on what the carpet is like and if you have anything to go around.
This is what we'll have to do, as this part of his house sits on a slab.
Fun project for this weekend...best not interfere with football!
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