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wall mounting hi-fi speakers

adopting a little boy. he moves in next week. i want to put my avi speakers on the wall. the partiingtons can go in the loft  for a few years.can anyone reccommend decent brackets? i think the avi with all the gubbins in are prob heavy for thier size. i did find some plain L shape ones claiming to be hi-fi 6 months back, as i dont want the rattling 10 quid adjustable ones you see all over  the net. unfortunatley i lost the details in a computer crash.

budget only about 50 quid.

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The AVIs weigh around 9-10kg apiece, and due to their design might be a bit tricky to use with brackets designed to screw into the rear of the speakers.

Probably best to ask AVI what it recommends...

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Congratulations on the adoption MM, hope all goes well for the little on in his new family. Good luck to the new parents too. Am adopted myself, or at least, I was many years ago - always pleased to hear of others finding a new family.

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the record spot:Congratulations on the adoption MM, hope all goes well for the little on in his new family. Good luck to the new parents too. Am adopted myself, or at least, I was many years ago - always pleased to hear of others finding a new family.

Agreed. Good luck and nice to hear.

 

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method man:

adopting a little boy. he moves in next week. i want to put my avi speakers on the wall. the partiingtons can go in the loft  for a few years.can anyone reccommend decent brackets? i think the avi with all the gubbins in are prob heavy for thier size. i did find some plain L shape ones claiming to be hi-fi 6 months back, as i dont want the rattling 10 quid adjustable ones you see all over  the net. unfortunatley i lost the details in a computer crash.


budget only about 50 quid.



I have mounted my RX1's on the wall with some B-tech AV38 brackets, bought a pair form Keene electronics (chase av sell them also) for £44ish they come in white, black & silver.


They screw into the back of the speaker & hold them 95mm off the wall, and hold upto 15kg each.


 Have a look at these.

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id avoid any bracket that involves screwing a plate into the back of the speaker

mine look like these ones http://www.findamount.com/en/products/speaker-mounts/P6166SP and ive secured them with blu tack 

and congratulations too by the way 

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Given that most of the back panel of the AVIs isn't wood, screwing brackets into them really isn't an option.

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I would build a shelf or get the very solid wooden shelf brackets you can find in Ikea and put them up. Then blue tac the speaker on to the shelf or bracket. You can even pad out the blue tac so as to angle the speaker so it faces slighly down.

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Congrats on the adoption - max respect for anyone who does this.

 

My Dynaudios are atop Atacama SE24 stands. Our little boy is 2 next month and my wife was worried initially about them (him) but he's been absolutely fine. A stern 'no' when he goes near them and he's soon learnt.

He does however, insist on the grilles being on and whenever I take them off for a listen he picks them up and tries to put them back on!

He's also unbelievably respectful of the hi fi units which we put in an oak cabinet with a glass door. He loves playing with any bit of technology but if I leave the hi fi cabinet door open he  runs to it and closes it rather than poking about with the kit inside ! Very sweet!

 

 

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id avoid any bracket that involves screwing a plate into the back of the speaker


mine look like these ones http://www.findamount.com/en/products/speaker-mounts/P6166SP and ive secured them with blu tack 


and congratulations too by the way 



Sorry but I did not realise that the AVI's were not wooden backed.


I checked with Monitor audio before even attempting to screw into the rear, they have a 18mm thick back, with nothing in the way at the mounting point suggested, but I must say they do look fab. mounted this way, sound good too.


And the wife did not want the type of bracket that clamp, as they look pretty ugly.


And Congrats on the new member of your family.

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Thanks for the info and the kind words chaps. the little fella is here permanently now.

maybe you can stop them interfering with them. but the avis are heavy as are the dreadnoughts and they could kill if toppled over. safer to put them on the wall a couple of years. Andrew says cant screw into the back of thse ones ,and theres a lot of digi inputs

so I went for these ones reccomended earlier in the thread: support up to 20kg so should be sturdy and are side pinchers.

http://www.findamount.com/en/products/speaker-mounts/P6166SP

another reason why they have to come out of the bay ( and are currently ontop of a wardrobe whilst the partingtons are in the loft):

NOW

 

THEN


 

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Hi all. an update. I got the wall mount stands from earlier in the thread. They are now well out of the lads reach.

They have been on the wall about 3 weeks now. Noe heres the thing. I 'think' I prefer them. the sounds a bit fuller, less clinical.

But im really enjoying the stereo imaging that I clearly wasnt getting from my dreadnought being maybe a little too close together.

Anyway to me they sound better. Strange heh?

 

ps. lad also settled in nicely. 

 

 

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method man: 

ps. lad also settled in nicely. 

 

 

I have to say that picture of the little lad really made me think, I'm so pleased it's all working out.

 

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thanks mate.

Like I said I think I prefer the sound. I have a large L shape living room its 2 normal semi detached rooms knocked through

but with the addition of another small room ( the old kitchen) also knocked through.

the listening postion is a sofa in the middle of the larger area facing the bay window where the speakers are. previously

they were on stands. which Im sure are great but it meant I sat further back than the speakers could be apart. How the space behind me

affected things i cannot guess. I liked it well enough though. But now they are on the walls and much further apart i think they sound better.

 Im now after some ideas of a white or whitish cable tidy type thing to go around the black wires hanging down to make it all look abit neater if anyone knows.

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Try taking the curtains out a little wider (may need a slighter longer curtain pole), so that thay sit next to the speaker. You can then take the cable up behind the curtain holding it in place with cable clips. You can then bring the cable across to the speaker without it being clearly visible. What you can see can be painted to match the wall.

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Dear Jim, are you a town planner? Big Smile

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