Attaching satelite speakers to wall?

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  1. Marc*F

    Marc*F Stunt Coordinator

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    I have some small Pioneer satelite surround speakers that i would like to attach to the wall. They have a slot on the back to use on a screw in the wall, except i don't want to put a screw in the wall.

    What other way could I attach the speakers?
     
  2. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    How ‘bout a nail?

    Seriously, Mark, they aren’t going to levitate. [​IMG] You’re going to have to sink something into the sheetrock to secure them.

    Oh, I suppose you might be able to find some kind of industrial-strength adhesive to hold them up there, but then you would never be able to get them down without tearing all the paper off the sheetrock – talk about an ugly mess!

    If you ever have to remove it, the hole from a screw is easily covered with a little sheetrock mud from the hardware store. A little paint, and you’ll never know there was ever a hole there.

    Regards,
    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
  3. Matthew Todd

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    Mark,

    One alternative would be to install a small shelf on the wall and then place the speakers on the shelves. I did that once, and it worked quite well.

    Right now, I have my speakers mounted on screws on the wall. The screws are behind the mounting brackets of the speakers, so they cannot be seen.

    Matt
     
  4. Marc*F

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    i would put a screw in the wall and it would be fixed...but i am renting so cannot [​IMG]
     
  5. Geno

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    Marc - if it is just a matter of renting the place, then do it. Its only a screw, say you hung a painting or a mirror there instead, then a screw would be acceptable. Ive screwed my projector mount to the wall and my rear surrounds to the wall and i rent. Unless stated in you lease that you cannot screw things to the wall, you should be safe.

    there is a level of acceptable wear and tear in rental units, this, to me, is not overly excessive.
     
  6. Jeff Gatie

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    Do like I did. Mount the speaker with screws. When moving out, remove the screw, spackle and sand the hole. Or do like we used to do in college - put Colgate toothpaste in the hole. It's white, dries rock hard and used to be free at the University clinic!
     
  7. Ed O'Neill

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    Jeff,
    Your not supposed to let the MA college secrets out.

    Marc, Seriously JUST DO IT ! (Nike stopped using that saying so I can now use it! besides my wife's an employee for Nike)

    Signed
    Ed
    Methuen, MA
     
  8. Marc*F

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    That toothpaste trick sounds pretty good [​IMG]

    Something a little off topic but still relevant...My receiver has built in test tones and i am adjust the speaker levels with my RS SPL meter....with the test tones the surrounds seemed a bit low...i just popped in my copy of Monster Inc with the THX sound demo, and the speakers appear more equal now...quite a difference in settings to my reciever test settings....the THX pink noise? seems more fuller; noticble treble...how reliable is the THX 5.1 sound demo on a dvd?
     
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