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#250596 - 03/06/09 05:34 PM Ceiling mount QS8, need suggestions (non-FMB )
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I'd like to see how others have done non-FMB ceiling mounting of their QS8's.

I have a vaulted ceiling. With the FMB's, the outside edge would touch or be very close to the ceiling, when I make spkrs. parallel to the floor.

I am looking to mount my 7.1 backs in the ceiling about 2/3's of the way from front of room. I want be able to spin them around without climbing on a ladder to undo hardware (if possible), for when I want music towards the kitchen and dining room where people usually hang out.

I just started my search and ran across this Omnimount 20.0C. This has a 3/8" threaded stud. Is QS8 insert 3/8"?

Omnimount 20.0c (20 lb cap.)

I'd love to see how others have adapted to the (non-FMB) vaulted ceiling mounting of QS8's.

Thanks


Edited by davekro (03/06/09 05:40 PM)
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#250637 - 03/06/09 10:28 PM Re: Ceiling mount QS8, need suggestions (non-FMB ) [Re: davekro]
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I FINALLY placed my Axiom order tonight. Brent tells me the insert on back of the QS8 is 1/4-20 thread. Bummer, the Omnimount 20 lb brkt (above), needs a 3/8" to mount into. I guess I could make an adapter. The 10 lb Omni brkt is 1/4-20, but is shorter. It would yield about 2 1/4" top clearance. I think that is about what the FMB would be too.
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#250640 - 03/06/09 10:33 PM Re: Ceiling mount QS8, need suggestions (non-FMB ) [Re: davekro]
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So Dave what did you end up ordering?
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#250645 - 03/06/09 10:51 PM Re: Ceiling mount QS8, need suggestions (non-FMB ) [Re: grunt]
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I say get some fishnet type material, and hang that from the ceiling with the Q's safely inside, like a hammock.
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#250649 - 03/06/09 11:05 PM Re: Ceiling mount QS8, need suggestions (non-FMB ) [Re: grunt]
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 Originally Posted By: grunt
So Dave what did you end up ordering?


Well Dean, I must be a major people pleaser. I couldn't stand to 'dis either the M60 boys or M80 boys. I ORDERED A PAIR OF EACH! \:\) For the small price of a $60 return freight fee, I get to do a side by side a/b test to see how my 1909 sounds with each. I hope Brent meant that $60 was for a pair of towers, not each. Also a VP150 and 4 QS8's. That's a whopper of a charge to the the old Visa, so hopefully I WILL return one pair of towers. ;o)

So I am expecting them to ship in 4 weeks plus a week in transit to Calif. That makes them due on Good Friday. Ain't that a hoot. I will not be too disappointed if they happen to ship a bit early. And after all the hoopla, my wife and I decided on Mansfield Beech. I hope for y'all's sake these things work out. I'd hate to have to go all BOB on you guys! ;\)

Well maybe not. This community only needs one 'As The World Turns'! \:D
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#250652 - 03/06/09 11:12 PM Re: Ceiling mount QS8, need suggestions (non-FMB ) [Re: davekro]
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I may have missed something Dave, but are you not getting a subwoofer? An almost must for HT usage.....

By the way, I'll always have a place in my heart for my first Axiom system in Mansfield Beech back in 04......


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#250653 - 03/06/09 11:13 PM Re: Ceiling mount QS8, need suggestions (non-FMB ) [Re: SirQuack]
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 Originally Posted By: sirquack
I say get some fishnet type material, and hang that from the ceiling with the Q's safely inside, like a hammock


Hmmmmn, Randy. Not a bad idea. I do live on the water, so the fishing theme might work. Oh, yeh, but I don't fish. I need to dig into my old water ski gear to see what I can muster up. You got me thinking now. \:\)
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#250654 - 03/06/09 11:18 PM Re: Ceiling mount QS8, need suggestions (non-FMB ) [Re: davekro]
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Randy, No I don't believe in subwoofers. I think they are way over rated.
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#250657 - 03/06/09 11:42 PM Re: Ceiling mount QS8, need suggestions (non-FMB ) [Re: davekro]
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Loc: It's all about the location.
Seriously Dave?...agreed that for music, a sub isn't necessary in a lot of cases but don't you think you'll be missing alot during movies?
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#250658 - 03/06/09 11:51 PM Re: Ceiling mount QS8, need suggestions (non-FMB ) [Re: Adrian]
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Adrian,
No I do not think I am missing out on anything.
Gotcha...I was funnin' with Randy. I have three subs. A Paradigm Servo15 and two KLH 10" subs I had from before I got the REAL sub. :o)
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