how to hang center channel/surrounds

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Postby KU40 » Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:46 am

thanks guys. I live in a rental that I'll be moving out of in 6 months most likely, so I don't want anything that leave too big or many marks in the wall. If I get motivated this weekend I may go buy a cordless drill and stud finder and try to work this out.
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Postby 93CougarXR7SE » Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:53 am

Is there something that wouldn't allow you to have them sitting on pedestals? That would actually be better, if you wanted to do it. Lags are pretty big, around 3/8", and the studs are usually 16" apart. Considering it's a rental, if you wanted to go with lags, I'd put rubber or felt pads on the back of the box so it doesn't scratch when it's being hung. That way you only have two holes to fill per speaker, and no extra paint to touch up.

Watch which stud finder you get. I bought a Black & Decker one at Wal-Mart for $10, and it was a piece of junk out of the box. Only gave correct readings 50% of the time, at most. 1/2" wall, 1.5" wall, couldn't read anything. My aunt got me a Stanley stud finder, with 3 different depth settings, and it works great. It also has a button you press to poke a small dot in the drywall surface instead of using a marker or pencil. Let me know if you need any more help.
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Postby KU40 » Fri Feb 09, 2007 11:06 am

93CougarXR7SE wrote:Is there something that wouldn't allow you to have them sitting on pedestals? That would actually be better, if you wanted to do it.


I guess I could with the surrounds. I could maybe get them up onto some end tables or something like that, and with the 10" or so pedestals I have them on now, should raise them up high enough. But the center channel would be a little too difficult I think. The room is pretty skinny and I would have to move the TV forward a little to accomodate the footprint of the stand, which would cut down on the viewing angle.

The room just really wasn't designed very well as a living room. Maybe I can rearrange the furniture and A/V setup to get it better.
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Alpine CDA-9827

Crossfire CFQ5.2

JL Audio XR 650csi components, Planet Audio TT2300

Crossfire VR404 on factory rear 6x8's until I get them upgraded

SI 15D2 + 3.8 @ 30 hz + Crossfire BMF 1000D = :)

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