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#250659 - 03/06/09 11:53 PM Re: Ceiling mount QS8, need suggestions (non-FMB ) [Re: davekro]
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#250704 - 03/07/09 04:43 AM Re: Ceiling mount QS8, need suggestions (non-FMB ) [Re: Adrian]
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See Dave, you are a good fisherman, OH and congrats on the purchase.

And I might as well say it, PICS are mandatory \:\)
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#250727 - 03/07/09 10:38 AM Re: Ceiling mount QS8, need suggestions (non-FMB ) [Re: jakewash]
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Now I get to experience the challenging yet exhilarating 5 week (hopefully shorter) wait for Christmas morning! Or, as I mentioned, my five week 'due date' is GOOD FRIDAY. :o) I will post photos. Also, I'll post a novel on my thoughts on the A/B comparison of the M60 vs. the M80 fan clubs, er, I mean speakers. ;o) Since I could not decide, I ordered both pairs.
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#250737 - 03/07/09 11:42 AM Re: Ceiling mount QS8, need suggestions (non-FMB ) [Re: davekro]
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Dave,

Axiom makes a ceiling braket too. You can use it for vaulted ceilings.
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#250788 - 03/07/09 08:49 PM Re: Ceiling mount QS8, need suggestions (non-FMB ) [Re: michael_d]
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 Originally Posted By: mdrew
Dave,

Axiom makes a ceiling bracket too. You can use it for vaulted ceilings.


Mdrew,
I am aware of the FMB ceiling bracket. I am looking for something where I can have more clearance between QS8 and the ceiling than the approx. 2" the FMB leaves. To me the FMB's look a bit bulky, and not to mention $56 each. $112 vs. $10. I just saved a hundred bucks on speaker purchase. :o)

Today at the local home improvement center, I came up with something to try.
- Use a white metal outlet cover that has a 1/2" pipe threaded hole (like used on outdoor spot lights)
- I bought a 1/2" x 24" galvanized pipe, threaded on both ends. I will cut the pipe in half (or something less than 12"). Drill a 1/4" hole through pipe on non threaded end. A bolt will go through pipe into the insert on the QS8
- Paint pipe white
- Thread pipe into outlet cover.
- Outlet cover will mount to ceiling rafter with two hefty lag bolts. Speaker wire will run up inside pipe, through cover, through 1/4" hole in the sheet rock.
- I'll make my wife belly crawl through the attic to run the wire (my back will be out big time or something that day! ;o)

I can swivel the QS8's towards kitchen easily by just reaching up and rotating (unscrew) them a half turn by hand.

Simple easy and $10 for both speakers! \:\)

I'm open to other ideas, but feel this might be a good one.


Edited by davekro (03/07/09 08:50 PM)
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#250799 - 03/07/09 10:00 PM Re: Ceiling mount QS8, need suggestions (non-FMB ) [Re: davekro]
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sounds like a killer idea to me. \:\)
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#250826 - 03/07/09 11:43 PM Re: Ceiling mount QS8, need suggestions (non-FMB ) [Re: SirQuack]
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Randy,
What the hardware or the idea of having my wife crawl through the attic? \:D
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#250845 - 03/08/09 10:42 AM Re: Ceiling mount QS8, need suggestions (non-FMB ) [Re: davekro]
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Man Dave, if you can get your wife to do that you found a good catch. \:\) Don't let that one go.....
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#250846 - 03/08/09 10:44 AM Re: Ceiling mount QS8, need suggestions (non-FMB ) [Re: davekro]
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They only give you two inches? Crap.... I was planning on useing them myself, but agree that 2" just ain't enough distance. I wonder why they would design them like that....

Considering that idea is now dead, I'll most likely make my ceiling mounts out of wood. Probably keep it simple and make a TEE bracket of sorts. Dovetail join the two peices together.
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#250847 - 03/08/09 10:47 AM Re: Ceiling mount QS8, need suggestions (non-FMB ) [Re: michael_d]
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Hey Mike,

I believe Alan has mentioned and showed pictures that the 2" only applies if you leave them parallel to the ceiling. If you angle them down, a nice feature of the bracket, I believe that opens it up to 3-4", which he says was tested to be adequate...
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