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#256967 - 04/15/09 10:01 PM Bracket for QS8's
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Anyone have a good solution for ceiling brackets for QS8's. I'm using omnimount10's and they aren't cutting it. Omni20's will need to be reduced to a 1/4-20 to fit. I have 9' ceiling and I'd like to drop them down a bit as well so I don't have to angle them so agresively a couple more inches would be fine. Any suggestions?
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#256984 - 04/15/09 11:36 PM Re: Bracket for QS8's [Re: fab5valentine]
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I'm considering getting the Omni 20's to give me a bit of angle, I have 9ft ceilings but the speakers are currently attached to a drop down area that is 7ft off the floor.

My DIY Menards shelf brackets.


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#256988 - 04/15/09 11:51 PM Re: Bracket for QS8's [Re: SirQuack]
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It looks like the entire wire is going into the red binding post on the speaker ?
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#256989 - 04/15/09 11:53 PM Re: Bracket for QS8's [Re: SirQuack]
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Look nice! Graet job! I'm considering the 20's as well. Looks as if I could thread them farther back lop off an inch and fab a plug as a 3/8 to 1/4 adapter.. Thanks for the pics!!
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#256990 - 04/16/09 12:03 AM Re: Bracket for QS8's [Re: fab5valentine]
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I've been trying to figure out the adapter thing as well. \:\)
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#256994 - 04/16/09 12:24 AM Re: Bracket for QS8's [Re: BlueJays1]
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 Originally Posted By: Dr.House
It looks like the entire wire is going into the red binding post on the speaker ?


Yea Randy, you might want to consider using both binding posts. That poor speaker can't tell if it's a comin' or a goin'! \:D

I saw your same brackets at Lowes (in black and white). If I did not need to swivel my speakers 180º towards kitchen occasionally, I would have bought some to see if I could bend the small egdes near the corner to allow the bracket to be bent another 20º to 30º past 90º. Might be worth trying on one of the pretty inexpensive brackets.

Randy, you found a picture long ago of a 1/4" to 3/8" adapter. Did you not find a place selling those? I just went looking to a place I have found any hardware before, but I could not find an adapter like you showed a month or two ago.
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#257015 - 04/16/09 08:39 AM Re: Bracket for QS8's [Re: davekro]
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Yeah Dave, I think I just did a google search for "3/8-16 to 1/4-20 adapter". If I decide to get the Omni's I'll have to get more serious, maybe check some local stores.

valentine, what is is that is not "cutting it" for the Omni 10's?
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#257085 - 04/16/09 01:57 PM Re: Bracket for QS8's?? [Re: SirQuack]
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Speaks are too heavy at 13.5 lbs.. They only allow the QS8 to hang down a couple of inches from the ceiling.. Angling them into the area buys me 5" at the trailing edge but difficult to tighten as there is still NOT much room at the back edge to produce this angle, and the speak wants to "fall" into that position anyhow so I'm uneasy of how well it's tightened/supported. The omni20's are rated higher to accept the weight, the bar is a bit longer allows it to come more into the recommended 6" from the ceiling, plus it will still tilt.. The Axiom sites sells a good product it appears, only it really doesn't have the lenghth to put the top of the QS8 6" from ceiling as the manual specifies. However Axiom CS stated they'll work fine closer to the ceiling than the spcified 6", but being I have 9' ceilings I don't mind putting the 8's down a bit so they re not so compacted to the ceiling..

I'm sorry to ramble.. It would be sooo great if I had a sidewall option.. Just currious as to what is the preffered installation recomendation from users that use ceiling mounted QS8's

I'm a machinist/mech tecnician you'd think I'd come up with something.. \:o
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#257096 - 04/16/09 02:35 PM Re: Bracket for QS8's?? [Re: fab5valentine]
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 Originally Posted By: fab5valentine

I'm a machinist/mech tecnician you'd think I'd come up with something.. \:o
No kidding and then you could market it for the rest of us. I am thinking with the prevalent option for new homes being a 9' or taller ceiling, a much longer ceiling mount would sell well.
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#257100 - 04/16/09 02:40 PM Re: Bracket for QS8's?? [Re: jakewash]
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Fab, those are exactly my thoughts about going from a Omni 10 to a 20. The longer length would be perfect, and the added stability should easily hold the Qs8's in the angled position... Keep us posted on what you do, I may follow your steps. ;\)
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