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Hello,


I would like everyones advice on wall mounting speakers without a stud. The speakers will be installed in a typical 5.1 setup, ie fronts, center and surrounds. Sub will go on the floor. The problem is there are not studs in the exact location I want to hang them. Some details on the speakers:


they are Definitive Procinema 800.


the fronts / surrounds are 4 lbs a piece


the center is 6 lbs.


Has anyone mounted speakers that heavy without a stud? Is it a bad idea?


Thanks in advance
 

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Mounting anything to a wall without hitting a stud is always a risk. You could:


1) look into getting some heavy duty wall anchors from home depot or Lowes


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2) get a floating shelf that mounts across two studs and set the speaker on that


Personally, I would go with number 2
 

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You could also just get a nice finished board (or finish it yourself; you could also use a heavy shelf board) to span a couple of studs, then mount the speaker to that. That is, a board flat on the wall, screwed into studs near each end, then mount the speaker to the board.
 

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There are wall anchors rated at 100lbs. I have a heavy mirror hung with them and a smallish wall mounted stereo mounted with smaller anchors and I haven't had any problems. Look up Molly Anchors on YouTube to see how they work. The shelf setup is also a good idea though.
 

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Ooops, missed the weight... I have seen plenty of heavy/larger speakers split and eventually break drywall around the mounts, even the heavy mounting units, but light speakers are probably fine with the heavy-duty drywall mounts. It's not usually the weight over time, it's the vibration from the cabinet that causes problems, at least IME.
 
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