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Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern California
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I have seen and tried a number of mounting systems, and the one that I find superior is to simply mount a dedicated shelf on the wall and put the speaker on it.
I use 3/4 inch oak or similar wood and mount it using large right-angle brackets. You want the brackets screwed to the wall so that they will be hidden behind the speaker and then come out under the shelf.
When done that way they are invisible.
Use large wood screws, around #10 x 3" long, and use a stud finder to make sure you screw into the CENTER of a stud on each one. Pre-drill a 1/8" hole into each stud so the screw goes in readily and does not crack the stud. Use very short wood screws to attach the shelf to the bracket.
I use the rubber sheet material that is sold for lining RV shelves to go under the speaker; this provides some isolation and keeps the speakers from moving.
This also has the advantage that the shelves can accomodate other speakers if you ever want to change.