how to hang center channel/surrounds

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how to hang center channel/surrounds

Postby KU40 » Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:03 pm

I have some pretty hefty enclosures for these three that I'd like to mount higher to get a better home theater feel. However.....weight is a big issue because I built them with the 3/4" MDF I had laying around. The center channel probably weighs an absurd 50-60 pounds, and the surrounds 35-40.

Right now the center channel is sitting on top of my sub box, which is serving as the tv stand, and the surrounds are just on some 10" platforms I built. I'm afraid any kind of L-brackets will just pull out of the wall when i put the load on them. any ideas?
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Postby Atomic Fusion » Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:11 pm

Use an L bracket on both the top and bottom of the speaker, and fasten them into the wall on either a stud, or use the wall plugs with the big threads that you screw into the wall, and they bite solidly into the drywall. Either should handle your speakers.

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Postby BKOLFO4 » Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:22 pm

Good L-Brackets screwed to a stud will work. Use good screws or lag bolts, not just black drywall screws.

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Postby Derek » Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:14 pm

i need to do this with my center channel.....but i want to angle it.

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Postby KU40 » Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:13 pm

angle which direction? that sounds crazy. you're crazy.
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Postby John » Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:26 pm

Some L-brackets you should be able to bend with a vice easily, or heat them up if neccessary...

KU40 wrote:angle which direction? that sounds crazy. you're crazy.


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Postby Derek » Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:37 pm

you got a fuggin dart in your neck man.

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Postby John » Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:45 pm

Oh my god.

Is this bad? Is this bad?

You better pull that ish out man.

That ish is not cool.


Sorry, goin' ot...I think you should use chain to hang your cabinets...it'll match the rest of the room...both of you...

Looking at this, depending on how wide your cabs are and how far apart your studs are, I would use more than one as Adam suggested. My only issue there is that it'll look odd...I don't know the finish of your cabinets, but would you consider taking out a speaker and go for an internally screwed mount?
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Postby TL » Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:51 pm

I hung a heavy mirror with these.. nice and hidden as opposed to L-brackets..

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Postby 93CougarXR7SE » Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:46 am

Flat panel cantilever mount, only a few hundred, but you can move it anywhere you want. ;)

But ya, lag screws, a couple should do. Is there some way you could the larger holes with the smaller loop at the top so it slides down, then seal the hole on the inside? Cheap to do, just need a couple lags. Lemme know if you need, we got a few extra packages of mounting hardware from Omni wall mounts.
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