Am I being stupid?

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  1. Mike_Reznik

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    Hello All,
    I recently purchased the paradigm studio 20's for use as my rear speakers in my HT. I looked at many speaker mounts and I just don't feel right about drilling a mounting bracket onto the back of these speakers. There are a couple of reasons... first the speakers is heavy and that makes me nervous using a mounting bracket. The second reason is that I don't want to drill holes into the back of my speakers. I just spent a lot of money on a beautiful speaker and I don't want to drill a hole in it. Am I just being stupid?
    I looked everywhere for speaker mount that doesn't drill into the speaker (basically a shelf). And I could not find one. So I finally ended up just buying some black 'L' shaped shelf brackets and a glass shelf and setting the speaker on it. This also makes me nervous b/c if there is too much bass coming from the speaker it might wiggle itself off the shelf.
    What do you guys think?
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    Well,I made some rear mounts out of threaded pipe,Just like Mike Knapps( you can see the pictures at hometheatertalk.com) and instead of drilling through the speakers like Mike did,I sat a 12"12" board on top and screwed into that.I then sat the speaker on the board and wrapped a black strap around it.I wasent so much worried about it shaking off the shelf because of the rubber feet but I do have 2 small kids and you never know what might happen with kids.
    So..find your self a strap and tie them puppies down.
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    A shelf wouldn't be a bad idea.... I'm sure you can create some sort of suction, so they don't wiggle off.....
    In both of my theaters, I have Studio 20's as rear surrounds. Neither are mounted.... In my large theater there on speaker stands, and my bedroom there on my Bed Hutch....
    I feel the same as you about mounting...
    No your not crazy!!!
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    Try the b-tech bt-77s (I think thats the correct model number) They are available from crutchfield.com and grip the speaker from the side. And no, you not being stupid, I wont even drill into my mini monitors, much less a pair of studio 20s.
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    For those of you who don't want to drill holes into your
    speakers Crutchfield has the awnser.
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    http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S-SjDZJ3w4yMf/ProdView.asp?s=0&c=1&g=15830&I=121BT77B&o=M&a=0
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  6. Mike_Reznik

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    Brett,
    that's almost perfect. That is what I was looking for. Thanks!
    I do have one follow up question though...
    I have to mount my speakers at about 6-feet off the ground, is it important to point them down at my listening postion?
    I could be way off on this but I thought rear speakers were never supposed to be pointed directly at the listening position, instead they should be reflected off of a wall or ceiling to help produce ambient sound. However, every picture that I see posted on this site shows the rear speakers pointed in towards the listening position.
    What is the most appropriate way to place the rear speakers?
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    Another option, since you already mounted a glass shelf, would be to use some blue tack to keep the speaker in place on the shelf. The putty-like substance holds very well, and does not leave a residue. You can find it for a few dollars at most hardware stores.
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    this will not allow your speaker to go anywhere
    also great for analog (turntables)devices
    found at partsexpress.com
    goodluck
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    You could also use that rubbery stuff that goes under throw rugs to keep them from sliding around. It has a lot of "gription" an you can find it in different colors so it wont be so obvious through the glass.
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    Thanks for all of the replies, those are some good ideas. I think I will look into the sound absorbing matt or just some sticky adhesive.
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