What do you use to mount your surrounds?

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  1. Daniel G

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    How is everyone mounting their surround speakers? What hardware are you using? I have small 2-way bookshelf speakers.
     
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    I use Omnimount 20s to hang my Ascend CBM170 from the ceiling...
     
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    I use some fairly heavy speakers for my surrounds, so I use the B-Tech brackets. Not sure these are the same model (mine are several years old) but here are some at Crutchfield (you might do better price-wise with a search).

    -Robb
     
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    The Btech brackets from Crutchfield are the way to go. I like 'em. They grab your speakers like a vise with rubber pad inserts for the sides. No drilling holes in your speakers is a good thing.

    I use the Btech BT77's

    http://www.crutchfield.com/S-NbbNfwj...eaker+brackets
     
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    I use B-Tech also (my surrounds weigh 30 pounds so I needed
    a robust bracket) I went with the BT-1 which does require
    drilling into the back of the speaker. I can swivel and pan
    the surrounds to any position I need.


    [​IMG]
     
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    I have Polk RTi28's for my mains and 3 surrounds, and I use the B-tech BT-7 brackets on all 5 speakers because I didn't want to drill into the cabinets. The Polks only have a keyhole mount, so the BT-7 brackets were the way to go for me.
     
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    it looks like the BT77's are the replacements for the BT7's? Are there any speaker resonance issues with side mount brackets?
     
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    Mine aren't mounted but on stands waist high to the L and R of my couch.
     
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    Target 40" stands.
     
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    Paradigm 30" stands, ear level when seated in my room.
     
  11. Philip A

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    I use the HTD brackets, they are great and cheap ($16.00 ea.)! They are supporting my 35 lb. speakers (and are rated to 44 lbs.) from the ceiling and are rock solid at 70+ degrees angle.

    Check them out at http://www.htdaudio.com/walspeakbrac.html

    They have been great for me...

    Best to you,
    Phil
     
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    I use Phil Itturalde's (spelling?) idea of heavy duty picture frame hanging hardware to mount my JBLS26s. Very inexpensive and effective.
     
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    From right to left, this picture shows my rear L-surround, and rear center surround (ignore the hanging speaker wire -- I'm working on that [​IMG] ):

    [​IMG]

    I mounted the rear surround L/R by using the black wrought iron bracket as shown. The speaker rests on a 3/4" thick piece of pine that I cut to size, sanded, and finished with Minwax. The pine is attached to the bracket with two wood screws, and the bracket is attached to the wall with 2 molly anchors.

    The rear center channel is currently mounted using a generic-looking wall-mount bracket (I'll post the brand later). I bought it at the same place I bought my speakers, and quite frankly I got ripped off. A pair cost $40, and they're made of cheap plastic. Supposedly they're rated for 10 lbs, but even using the minimum number of extensions (they can be extended for mounting to ceilings and to swivel), the plastic joints sag under the weight of the Atom.

    I'm going to replace the rear bracket with a double-wide shelf that will allow me to use 2 Atoms as the rear channel rather than just 1.
     
  14. Phil Iturralde

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    Here's what Jeff Todd was referring to ... Home Depot Hardware, about $2 each package (total investment = $8.00). It did require drilling* two small holes per each speaker (x3) to mount the Heavy Duty Ring Hangers. The Picture Hangers (nailed into sheet rock) were rated 50 lbs. (the 17" x 10" x 10" - JBL S26 = 22 lbs. each)

    Right Side Surround, leveled using a couple of rubber bumper squares - which helps isolates the speaker cabinet vibrations vs. the wall (hanging since Feb. 27th, 2002)

    Rear Center Channel Surrounds with a slight tilt down.

    *To limit the drilling depth, I wrapped a piece of masking tape around the drill bit to mark the MAX. depth I would drill!!! Worked great in my 20' x 30' HT/family room! It's quick and solid, ... mounting speakers just like a large wall hanging!!! [​IMG]

    Phil
     
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    Omnimounts for my R15's...
    Height adjustable, and stable.

    [​IMG]


    Rus
     
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    Here are the stands that I will use.. really expensive but i got them as a gift... they look awesome and can support up to 100 lbs, but I got some really small take 2.2 surrounds right now. (I pland to upgrade later, way later, to some more hardcore speakers.)

    My stands
     

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