Originally Posted by inspector
I called Chief about buying a ceiling mount directly from them and here's what they said. Epson only buys one part of the mount from chief, and the other parts from other sellers. They hobble it together and that's what you get with the 6040.
I can assure you, all the necessary components are available from Chief. The two primary pieces are the RPA mount and the SLB custom/adapter or bracket/plate...and if needed a third piece...the extension tube. It may very well be that Epson only buys
and provides the RPA and indeed the SLB can be obtained from various dealers. As I discovered and was informed by Chief, it is to our advantage to purchase from a dealer as Chief cannot extend dealer pricing/discounts to individuals. It is in fact cheaper to buy from a dealer.
Originally Posted by Deckardm
Chief likely makes the most important part: the mount itself... which is the heart and soul of it since it contains the pitch, roll, and yaw adjustments. The adapter plates and tubes are likely outsourced.
Having spoken to an informed technical advisor from Chief, I am under the impression that Chief manufacturers all of their components.
RPA = mounts directly to ceiling or attached to an extension tube and contains the pitch, roll, and yaw adjustment...there is an original version and a newer version but both do the same thing.
SLB = the custom bracket or plate that mates perfectly (no spider legs) to your particular projector and attaches to the RPA piece...for the 5040/6040, it is an SLB357.
Below are pictures of the SLB357 attached to my 5040....