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You guys got any suggestions for wall mounts for Volt 8 surrounds? I'm not sure what they way, but it's certainly more than a Bose bookshelf I've been thinking it would be nice to be able to adjust the downward angle without worrying about the top-heavy slanted enclosure falling off a shelf. That and I'm kinda tired of sanding MDF

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When I was originally thinking of going the DIY route with these speakers, I was thinking about the same thing. The best I could come up with was to use a piano hinge on the bottom, cut to the width of the speaker, to function as a hinged support bracket. Then attach some screw eyes to both the back (or side) of the speaker and the wall. Then you could use standard picture hanger wire through the screw eyes and wound back on itself to get the exact downward angle you need. Plus it is cheap and very easy to adjust.

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This is one of the reasons I don't want flat packs. It's a bespoke theater - give it custom speakers.
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Thanks, Tim! I'm hoping for something with as little DIY as possible. I'm planning for this to be a pseudo-temporary solution. So I don't want to invest a lot of time into it if possible.
@HopefulFred , this sort of goes along with the above, but I'm trying to ease myself into the speaker building business. Since I've never built a speaker before, the flat packs seemed like a good way to get going. I'm glad I did because I would have certainly made some rookie mistakes otherwise. I'd like to custom build a full set of speakers at some point. I might even look into my own crossover design if I can't get one of the guys that visit the DIY thread to take on the challenge. I think it would be fun, but I just don't have the knowledge or experience at this point.

The other thing about the brackets is I'm coming to realize that I don't mind the naughty bits showing in my theater. Speaker wires don't bother me as long as they are made to look like they are a professionally terminated. Seeing the speakers doesn't bother me either. Most of the theaters I've been in have the speakers right out in the open anyway. If I can figure out a way to make it look clean, I may still leave my treatments out for everyone to see. I've been going back and forth on that for a while, and I only have a few nagging issues that I would need to get worked out.

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Especially if it looks like this, which I'm sure it will...

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That actually looks pretty ^

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Well thanks for setting the bar so high Bildo! That's not exactly what I have in mind. Nyal may veto it anyway.

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Well thanks for setting the bar so high Bildo! That's not exactly what I have in mind. Nyal may veto it anyway.
Ah, sorry. Forgot you had Nyal working his magic in your space. He does seem to like the Auralex panels up a little higher than that photo shows. So forget that one. I think this one would definitly be Nyal approved.


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Yeah.... That's better......

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I'm struggling with the aesthetics issue. The Auralex panels are plastic, and I'm not sure if they will look like cheap plastic after they are painted. I like the look of them, but I don't want it to look cheap when it's all done. There's no way way it will look as nice as either of those two posts, but I think it would be nice to do something different than the other theaters on the boards. I'm not very good at this sort aesthetics business

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I've been in 24 Changer's theater which has painted Auralex plastic diffusers. They don't look bad at all....in fact, they look bad a$$.

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Those two pics look awesome with everything exposed. I so don't have the balls to do that. Lol. I really would like to but I would be shaking at the end of the day with my ocd if it didn't look perfect.
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BTW, there has been progress! But I came up about two gallons short, and I need another coat...... I did have help, though! My lovely wife likes to paint And my dog likes to eat paint Most of what you see in this picture is just primer.


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I'm struggling with the aesthetics issue. The Auralex panels are plastic, and I'm not sure if they will look like cheap plastic after they are painted. I like the look of them, but I don't want it to look cheap when it's all done. ...
i did 3 or 4 coats of black spray paint, then painted the ceiling black. they dont look like the wood ones, but they dont look cheap either. grant it, mine are on the ceiling, i think you'll be able to achieve a nice cohesive between wall color and quadfusors. that is if you go w/ paint and exposed
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