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post #1 of 4 Old 01-14-2013, 08:47 PM - Thread Starter
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I just moved into a new place, and my living room is not perfectly ideal. I am renting, so unfortunately I cannot make any serious modifications to the room. The room has hardwood floors, so no running wire under the floor or baseboards (because I am renting). It is pre-wired for 5.1, but the wiring is in the ceiling (it was intended for in-ceiling speakers). Also, one side has a wall, but the other is open, so mounting to the wall and running the wire from the ceiling plates to the wall isn't really an option.

I am wanting to use bookshelf speakers (Energy Veritas V5.2C) as my surrounds. The speakers weigh 21.5 lbs.

These speakers do not come pre-configured for mounting (no keyhole or mounting thread). Does anyone have advice on mounting these speakers to the ceiling?

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I would vote no - but if the room is wired for in-ceiling speakers (are the wires exposed, in boxes, or above the ceiling?) - you might ask the landlord if they'd just let you install in-ceiling speakers... Monoprice has ~$30 speakers you could just put in and leave for the next folks - and not potentially screw up your Energy bookshelves.

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You should be able to put them on the wall, it would be like hanging a picture. Most landlords repaint the place after you leave anyway, just make sure you fill the holes after you are done.
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I would like to put them on the wall, however only one side has a wall while the other is open. Also, the wiring drops from the ceiling.
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