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Hanging Surround speakers

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Larry_S, Sep 21, 2003.

  1. Larry_S

    Larry_S Agent

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    I want to mount these speakers above and behind my seating area in my living room. I will be running my speaker wires through the wall, into the attic and down the wall behind where I would view. The wall only comes down about 1.5 ft from the ceiling where I want to mount them. The speakers weigh about 3lbs each.

    My question is, Is it ok to just get a long screw into the stud of the wall, and use the screw mount that is on the back of speakers? I know that's what they are for, but not sure what you guys would recommend. I initially thought I would need a speaker wall mount, but that doesn't seem to be the case. In this setup, I'm not sure how I would get the speakers to tilt down, but would it work?

    Thanks,
     
  2. Bret Pritchett

    Bret Pritchett Stunt Coordinator

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    Try not to go more than 2" into the speaker with the screw. If you can open the speaker up and look inside, I would do that just to make sure you're not hitting the voice coil.
     
  3. Wayne Ernst

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  4. Paul.Little

    Paul.Little Stunt Coordinator

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    With your speakers mounted that high, you are definitely going to want to point them down fairly dramatically for best results, so a specialty mounting bracket is probably the way to go.
     
  5. Larry_S

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    Ok, thank you all for the input. I just order some mounts that will point in all directions.
     
  6. DavidNighorn

    DavidNighorn Stunt Coordinator

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    Hometheaterdirect has a set of bullet-proof speaker mounts for about $30.

    Davidd
     

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