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Speaker mounts for single gang box

Looking for recommendations......articulated mounts that can be attached to single gang electrical boxes. The speakers are Polk OWM3 with keyholes.

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They used to have single gang outlet covers for wall phones where the screw was double-flanged and would allow the keyhole of the phone to slide over the top flange for mounting. Similar to a double-headed nail which has an extension for removal. A small hole can be drilled in the cover for the wire or speaker terminals.
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I’m looking for ones that are similar to these http://www.pinpointmounts.com/AM-20_...unt_Black.html

Kinda pricey but it may be the only choice
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These and a can of spray paint?

https://www.amazon.com/PSTNDW23-Univ...SIN=B01HZMCOSG

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Saw those last night, they only have one and seems everyone else is OOS
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https://www.adorama.com/pypstndw23.html


I assume they are in stock here
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https://www.adorama.com/pypstndw23.html


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Nope never mind... put some in the shopping cart... THEN it told me 'out of stock'

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Thanks for trying, looks like there’s only one choice. Maybe it’s time they had some competition.😉 $80 to mount $99 speakers😳

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Thanks for trying, looks like there’s only one choice. Maybe it’s time they had some competition.😉 $80 to mount $99 speakers😳
Perhaps a semi-DIY solution? These: https://www.amazon.com/Universal-Adj...493FEHDJP63BGB plus a blank plate.

This type of mount seems to be sold by dozens or hundreds of vendors.

I haven't checked the spacing to see whether things would play well together.
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In the DIY vein, maybe attach these to the plate? Not sure of the 5mm bolt for the Polk? Inexpensive to try ...

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Standard metal cover plates are not very strong and not designed to support weight like that. At the very least I would recommend using a longer screw with a flat washer to mount to your box to increase the surface area that is supporting the weight , if not finding thicker plates or doubling them up .

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Standard metal cover plates are not very strong and not designed to support weight like that. At the very least I would recommend using a longer screw with a flat washer to mount to your box to increase the surface area that is supporting the weight , if not finding thicker plates or doubling them up .
That's a point.

The covers are probably more cosmetic than structural. The OWM3s are supposed to weigh 4 lbs. (1.8 kg) each, which may be too much when cantilevered off a thin plate.
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That's a point.

The covers are probably more cosmetic than structural. The OWM3s are supposed to weigh 4 lbs. (1.8 kg) each, which may be too much when cantilevered off a thin plate.
Was thinking the same
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Put some sort of backer behind the plate so the stress on the metal is distributed. Maybe something like this?

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt...5264/202033985

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That's a point.

The covers are probably more cosmetic than structural. The OWM3s are supposed to weigh 4 lbs. (1.8 kg) each, which may be too much when cantilevered off a thin plate.

They're only 4lbs, that's not very heavy at all... especially if you either screw into a stud or use drywall plugs that are rated to hold more than that (and also the mounts themselves in those links says they hold 10/11lbs). I have similar wall mounts, and I tested hanging a Klipsch R-14M, which weights close to 8lbs. Didn't feel any pops or hear any weird noises - I have the mounts screwed into the wall with screws, and drywall plugs rated for probably close to 25lbs.

These things are usually good on their weight ratings, the plate metal is likely stronger than you think, so I don't think there'd be any problems with 4lb speakers.
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