Originally Posted by gigimonagas
Is there anyway to wall mount the Venue's Monitor series
? I hear they have no option for screws or brackets. Since they don't have the option I was thinking on getting the Balcony
ones for surround.
Any help is appreciated.
See my pictures (just above) in this thread. Those are ceiling mounted Monitors. Yes, you do have to drill holes in the back.
For the main surrounds, I used OmniMounts from Circuit City (about $40 for a pair). On these, I drilled the mounts between the ports and the terminal cups about in the middle of the speakers.
For the back surrounds, I bought a pair of Bently mounts from B&H at about half the price ($20 a pair). These are mounted without the extension piece and the mount is above the port.
I think if I was doing a wall mount, I'd go with a simple shelf, or just mount them with shelf brackets. The mounts I used work okay for ceiling stuff because you're dealing with "hanging weight" and the balance works fairly well with making the speakers point downward. The Monitors weigh about 7.5 pounds apiece and the mounts I used are rated at 8 pounds. Feels a little "iffy" but they're holding up fine.
I really preferred the Monitors over the Balconys just for the larger midrange driver. They sound great!
Ultimately, any speaker mounting situation is an exercise in creativity, and you'll have to figure out the trade-offs in your own situation. The Balcony is made to wall-mount with slotted screw mounts. Done "per spec," any aiming is about impossible, so you'll have to be a little careful about how you place them. No reason it won't work fine, though.