Wall mounted paradigm Studio 40's?

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  1. greggor

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    Anyone here ever try this? If so, how did you mount them? I am planning on mounting my Studio 40's on the walls where they will be performing surround sound duty. I may even get two more to mount as side speakers in a 7.1 se-up. Anyone have any ideas?

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    I have 4 s-38's for surround duty that sit on shelves that I built on the wall and it looks verry clean. Got some nice brackets at Home Depot and screwed them into the studs. They are strong enough that I could do pull ups on them! Just a thought.
     
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    Thanks Todd, thats an interesting idea and I thought of doing something similiar. A concern of mine is that my 40's are rear ported so I will need to give them a little breathing room. I would also like to figure out a way to angle them towards the listening area. Another idea I have is to use 1 and 1/2 inch pipe and a flange mounted to the ceiling, then somehow attached to the speaker. I could also run the speaker wire up through the piping and through the attic and so forth. Anyone else try anything similiar to this?

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    To sound their best, I had to move my studio 40v3 a minimum of a foot from my TV, walls, and other furniture, and I would put more space between them and other things if I had more space. When cramped they sounded dull and had added a strange "color" to the sound. All this went away with a little breathing room. However, I don't know if this will matter since you'd be using them for surrounds. That'll be an intimidating looking set-up. What are you using for your mains and center channel? How big is your room?
     

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