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post #1 of 13 Old 02-24-2010, 06:32 PM - Thread Starter
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Does anyone have any recommendations for wall mounting RB-51 and RS-42's? Low cost mounts preferred.
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Does anyone have any recommendations for wall mounting RB-51 and RS-42's? Low cost mounts preferred.

A screw into a stud. I did this with my RB-35's but mine are mounted to the front of my sound panels. The black metal channels are screwed to the wood frame of the sound panel and I just installed a screw into the channel for the key hole bracket. The lower channel keps the speaker from sinking into the panel.
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Reviving the thread because I have a similar question...

Both the RB-51 and the RS-42 have dual 1/4" 20 threaded inserts. Typically, when using a mount like an OmniMount, you would screw the mount's arm into a single threaded insert that is located in the middle of the speaker. So how would the dual threaded inserts on these speakers be used? You can't screw the mount's arm into just one of them because the speaker would hang crooked.

I know I could use the keyhole to hang them on the wall, but I have a situation where I need to hang them from the ceiling using a mount.

RB-51. Note the two holes ("threaded inserts") on either side of the label near the bottom of the speaker.

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you can also us an adjustable "shelf" type mount for heavier speakers
http://www.amazon.com/Pinpoint-Clamp...664204&sr=8-12
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m_vanmeter's post got me to look into Pinpoint mounts (a.k.a. B-Tech, http://www.pinpointmounts.com/) and, sure enough, they offer a bracket that allows the mount to be connected to both threaded inserts. The only problem is their bracket (regardless of the Pinpoint model I looked at) only supports inserts up to 2.625" apart (or 2.75" depending on the web site you look at) and the Klipsch inserts are 3" apart.

From http://www.crutchfield.com/S-XMBcUgd...detailed_info:

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Dual Threaded Inserts: If the speaker has dual threaded inserts, you must first attach the dual point adapter plate to the bracket, then use the shorter screw pairs (M5 x 12mm, M6 x 12mm, or 1/4"-20 x 1") to attach the speaker to the bracket. Screw spacing for the dual point adapter plate is 1.9375" to 2.625"

Most of my research last night was on OmniMount mounts and I haven't seen anything on their web site or in their downloadable installation guides that indicates they provide a bracket for dual threaded insert mounting. Am I missing something?

If I want to use the dual threaded inserts, I guess I have to find a mounting solution that provides a bracket that accommodates inserts 3" apart.
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btech-usa.com. I got my mounts for my RB-61's, and they work perfectly and look nice.
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Which mount from btech? And you are using the dual threaded inserts?
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I bought some OmniMount 20.0 speaker mounts. The mounting plate fits the dual threaded inserts on the RB-51 and RS-42 perfectly.

Though to mount either the RB-51 or the RS-42 from the ceiling, you'd have to hang them upside down so the OmniMount's mounting arm can reach the mounting plate. The Klipsch logo on the RS-42 is on the speaker grill and the grill is reversible. But the Klipsch logo on the RB-51 is on the speaker itself, so it would be upside down (if you care about that kind of thing).

In the end, I'm going to mount the RB-51 by screwing the mounting plate into the top of the speaker and hanging it from the ceiling that way. (Not because of the logo being upside down, but because it saves me some space -- prevents the speakers from sticking out into the room too much.) And the RS-42's I'm just going to use the keyhole on the back and mount them flush on the wall.




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I already read this thread.

The omni mount 20  is not being sold anymore

and I will have to angle my speakers at 45 degrees and I could not find a mount for this

 

 

Also the surround speakers are not rectangular shaped for the reference series

So I probably cannot use the side holding mount as well

 

Which is why I posted. 

Would appreciate any recommendations

 

Thanks

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hey daskrabs,

 

I am brand new to the forums but have been looking for mounts for the Klipsch Reference RS42 IIs I will be purchasing  as well. I have found a website called www.adapttechgroup.com

 

The model is the MM-008-BT-multimount under the pan and tilt mounts section. It can hold up to 15 lbs (RS 42 II at 11.9lbs) and fits the 3" spaced dual inserts Augie mentioned in his post.

 

I hope this helps and bood luck ;)


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Sorry about that gan222.

 

I meant to direct that to you but I'm sure both you and daskrabs can benefit from it ;)


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Sorry about that gan222.
 
I meant to direct that to you but I'm sure both you and daskrabs can benefit from it
What are people doing to mount these? Can I just use a nail into a stud w a spacer?
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Yes you can use nails. I didn't use any spacers just a nail into the stud. I used a 3 1/2 inch nail and screwed it in about 2 inches. That way the nail stuck out and angled the speakers down towards the listening position. Later on I bought speaker mounts that could hold the weight of the speaker which took a minute to find.
www.peerlessmounts.com and the model number is SPK 811.
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