8/11/2008 ------ HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Crap, crap, crappity crap...
After tonights efforts, I went to take pics and realized I totally effed myself...
So get this, I have 2 moving picture frames that hide DVD storage, I originally planned my speaker to be closer to the frame on the left. I wanted to change it so the area did not look so busy.. Below you can see the before and after box location:
I had made a template of the JBL surround speaker that I was planning on using, it wall mounted nicely and my hope was to have the gang box behind the speaker so it would all be hidden.
**Pizza boxes ROCK for templates
So after calculating where the picture frames will end up on the wall, I put a board up to visualize it:
I thought up a few options that I mocked up in MS Paint. Option 1 is to buy a smaller speaker roughly 6" wide, or get a speaker with a small telescoping mount that kicks it out 2".
Option 2: I could try to custom build a metal mount that attaches to the left on the stud, then extend out and to the right.
Option 3: Since it is only 7' ceiling height in the room, I could mount from the ceiling instead of the 68" level I have them at now..
Option 4: Ceiling mount surrounds (less than stellar performance from what I am told).
Option 5: Inwall for side surrounds - celing mounted or recessed for rears.
Option 6: Kick myself in the nuts every day until I figure something out...!
Option 7: I do have a set of 4 small BOSE cubes (10 years old) with wall mounts.... (I know someone will tell me to get kicked for mentioning Bose
**Fronts/Center are JBL Control 28s.
So in summary:
PLEASE HELP A STUCK NOOB!! Anyone have any recommendations for solutions or alternative speakers?