The SBS-02s showed up on Friday and I wasted no time putting them up. They came well boxed and were bigger than I expected.
The speaker box isn’t my favorite as it looks a little like plastic in my opinion but the speaker grills are very nice. I wished they matched my Paradigms better but it’s not very noticeable when they are up on the wall.
Unfortunately right out of the box I had to do some surgery. While up on my ladder mounting the front heights the binding post keep turning and I couldn’t figure out what was wrong. Turns out the little nut on the inside was loose so I had to open it up to fix it.
I’ve got them mounted flush right now since my mounts didn’t arrive. I grabbed some Omnimount 20s
so that I can aim the surrounds at the listening positions better. Very solid mount and very adjustable with a lot options for ceiling or wall mounted, connecting to the top back or bottom of the speaker. Spec says they can hold up to 20lbs.
I’ve also decided to just sue the grommets instead of a wall plate. I feel like they just blend better with everything else while wall plates catch you eye. Now I just need to patch up the big holes I needed to fish the wire.
Once I got everything mounted I ran Audyssey and listen to some music and watched a few shows. I was very happy with the sound out of the SBS-02s, they seem to blend in nice with everything else I got. I’m pretty sure the Denon 4520 helps with that.
Here is how everything looks now. The wires will be cleaned up later and speakers will be aimed down more.
That should be about it for the AV end of things for me. Next up will be some paint and wainscoting which should make the place much more inviting. Place seems like a basement with a screen on the wall right now.