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Adjustable 33 lb. Capacity Speaker Wall Mount Brackets (Pair), Black
Mount your satellite or bookshelf speakers on the wall and get the perfect angle with this set of adjustable wall mount brackets from Monoprice!
The brackets are designed to hold speakers weighing 33 lbs or less each, making them perfect for small satellite or bookshelf speakers in a 5.1 system. The bracket uses a disc joint with a compression lock to allow tilting to almost any angle. A steel security cable ensures that, if the joint were to come undone during adjustment, the speaker would not fall to the floor.
- User's Manual (Feb 15, 2011)
For the actual connections, I used the 10 wood screw into studs in the main, central bracket hole. Since the hole was oversized, washers were added to assure nothing slipped out. In the other 4 holes, I used toggle bolts to attach to the drywall. This belt and suspenders approach keeps everything tight besides, I don't want to actually "bring the house down".
The metal is thin gage and will distort the bracket if you overtighten the wood screw I did this when I tested but everything still held fine. There is no need to overtighten the wood screw (my screw extended about 1" into the stud).
The safety wire is kind of goofy but I unhooked it and connected it to the wood screw instead of the bracket, figuring the screw would hold if the bracket went.
My speakers had keyholes. Instead of screwing into their backs, I used machine screws to hold the speaker, inserting the screw head into the keyhole and tightening with a wing nut through one of the bracket holes. I used felt pads between speaker and bracket to soften the connection and for some acoustic isolation.
The brackets are relatively large and the holes will not all align with wall studs as a result. The bracket size also puts them a distance from my speaker connection wall plate with some loss in aesthetics. For the man cave, this works out fine - we celebrate industrial!
PROS: Strength adaptability. All metal - way better than plastic.
CONS: No install instructions
These may be able to handle more weight if mounting to a ceiling or other vertical surface, but the max I would rate these for wall mounting is around 10 pounds. I would also suggest thread lock for the hardware.
I rated them a 3 because of the price and the fact that they will work for lighter speakers. However advertising them for 33 pounds is extremely deceptive. Shame on you Monoprice.
PROS: Cheap. Metal bends rather than breaks.
CONS: Failed to hold up 16 pound speakers
Overall, a very good experience. Have ready some anchor bolts for drywall, a powered screwdriver, and a socket wrench for tightening the back (1/2" socket I believe).
Easy to adjust
Easy to install
CONS: Components had to be tightened
Stick out from the wall a little further than anticipated
My one complaint with the mount is that there isn’t a better way of twisting the speakers. It is a big nut on the back and when you turn it to the left it will loosen it and the speaker will be all loose, so I had a hard time getting it tight and the angle I wanted, had to work each speaker around and back and forth a lot. Once I got it, all is good and they stay well. I installed this in a large 20x35 room and was happy that I could mount the front and center ones on the wall and the side and back I mounted on the ceiling, so the mounts worked great either way. The center speaker, I used two mounts on the ends. I was able to adjust them to point it down and get the speaker level.
These mounts are the only way to go, especially if you have heavy speakers. Had to wait like a month for mono to get them in stock, but it was worth the wait.
PROS: Sturdy, Hold heavy speakers well
CONS: Twisting setup could be better. Were out of stock
I used these mounts to attach my Pioneer CSG30 to the ceiling. Each speaker weighs 30 lbs.
I screwed the mounts directly into the joists, probably what the other reviewers are missing.
These are the same people who need instructions to tell them that drywall cannot support 30 lbs -)
I angled my speakers slightly downwards and they are holding the position.
PROS: Works as advertised. Holding 30 lbs speakers just fine.
CONS: Do not rely on wire safety cords
PROS: Sturdy, hold my B&W speakers in place, configurable angle
CONS: The wire and the hook, which are there for additional security(?) are pointless. The carbine is not strong enough to hold even a much lighter speaker.
I went through 4 different brackets and every one of them performed the same way.
Now I have multiple holes in my brand new home theatre walls, and countless holes in the speakers. I'm going to have to buy a brand new pair of speakers because the ones I used to test these brackets is destroyed. So I'm out several hundred $$$ for an $8 pair of brackets.
RUN, Don't walk AWAY!
PROS: They were inexpensive and supposed to hold 33lbs a piece
CONS: I have 16 lb Polk Monitor 40's, which weigh 16lbs a piece. These brackets bend like crazy! It doesn't matter what way you mount them - whether the bracket on the speaker is parallel with the speaker height, perpendicular, etc... it always bends. The metal is cheap and bends at that bracket, as well as where the other metal shaft comes out of the bracket that goes on the wall. Great idea in theory but made with wayy to cheap of materials.
PROS: Cheap, small, sturdy.
Had to make my own holes for speaker screw adjustment since they did not match. Just use a good drill bit. Love them!
PROS: Strong brackets !
I could not find anything this solid in stores. It all is cheap overpriced plastic mounts.
This one is METAL! And can use good bolts for mounting to wall
Adapter Cable seems light, but all metal cable is stronger than it looks.
Simple design !! (Rated for 33lbs)
Easy to change direction of angle, but make sure you check angle before mounting.
CONS: Check your angle if needed for speaker direction.
PROS: Simple, straightforward design. Quality build.
CONS: Only adjustable vertically, unless you mount them horizontally.