I just got my Mordaunt Short Carnival 5.1 speakers (1, 3, 5, and 7) for my small apartment set-up.
I bought these crappy wall mounts for the 2 surround speakers
First of all, I don't see how they will hold up the 6.6lbs speakers.
Also, as the reviews on Amazon said, they were VERY difficult to setup with keyhole mounting (which my speakers have). The nut that is supposed to hold the speaker had a thick layer of Locktite or something and I had to really force it onto the bolt. Then after a lot of work I managed to get it to fit into the keyhole. But it felt pretty loose, even when I tried to make it tight.
Now, the speakers have the keyhole mount on the top of the back with little rubber bumpers on the bottom of the back. It seems to me that if I don't care about tilting the speakers, I should be able to get some sort of screw and nut/washer/something directly into the wall and just attach the speaker to that like I'm hanging a picture. That seems like it would be more secure than having some flimsy plastic arm like the mounts I bought.
Is it possible to mount the speakers flush to the wall like this? How do I know what size hardware I'd need to do this (to fit properly and hold the 6.6lbs speakers).
Also, I had a quick question on the speakers. Do I need to do the run-in that Mordaunt Short recommends (face the speakers together with one out of phase and play signal for 36 hours)? Or will I have the same effect by just using the speakers for a long time? Is there a difference or is it just a more efficient/faster run-in?