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Positioning center channel above TV without mounting shelf to wall

Hello,

I just moved to an apartment for the next 9 months, and we can't mount things to the walls. I've already had to compromise and not hook up my rear/side channel due to space and lack of wiring, but I won't sacrifice my center channel.

I don't have anything fancy, just a humble Pioneer Andrew Jones setup 5.1 with Atmos added and a 12" Klipsch Sub (side note: does it make sense to wire in the Atmos if I'm only running 3.1?)

Anyways, I don't have room to place the Center Speaker SP-C22 underneath or in front of my TV because the speaker is fairly bulky. At my old house I simply mounted a hanging shelf right above the TV and it worked perfectly. I need to duplicate that without mounting to the wall.

I have a 75" Samsung 4K TV. I need the bottom of the speaker (or the bottom of the shelf if it ends up overhanging), to clear ~42". I don't think I want a free-standing option. I have no qualms about mounting something to the furniture the TV stands on, it will probably be sold on CL after we move anyways, and it's not in great shape as it is.

I was thinking something like a monitor stand that is more like a pedestal. The dimensions of the SP-C22 are 8.4 x 18.1 x 7.1 inches.

Something like this would be almost ideal: https://smile.amazon.com/VideoSecu-A.../dp/B000VRREPG
There are a few issues with this one though,
- First, the SP-C22 is 18" wide, and the clamps only expand to 11".
- Second, the base is not aptly shaped, it is too deep. I might need something that is shaped more like a Y-mount, that can straddle the back of the TV stand. There's plenty of space off to the side to mount to the furniture, but only 2-3" behind the TV's stand (maybe something with a base like this: https://smile.amazon.com/VIVO-Standi.../dp/B00C5H5DN0 )
- Third, the bottom of the SP-C22 is rounded, so it doesn't sit flat, and I'll need to figure out how to secure it in case someone bumps the furniture the stand will be mounted to...my guess is that it will have some wiggle since it will be suspended with a single post.

If anyone knows of a product that will work, or perhaps a simple DIY solution, I would love to hear about it.

It doesn't need to be super fancy or incredibly aesthetic, I'd rather not spend a lot of $$$ for such a temporary solution.

Thank you!

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Try this:

https://www.amazon.com/WALI-Streamin...SIN=B077PF4HNT

or:

https://www.amazon.com/Stanley-ATS-1...veASIN=B00T8U6

or this, which mounts to the back of the TV (vesa mounts) and the back of the speaker:

https://www.amazon.com/WALI-Universa...SIN=B01GUIEFJC

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Ray, thank you for these, never knew something like existed!

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Ray, thank you for these, never knew something like existed!
There is also this, which combines the two concepts in one product:

https://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-108...SIN=B005E2YEXI

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