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#176118 - 09/08/07 12:07 PM Mounting older (pre bolted) M22s
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I'm finally getting around to mounting my M22s on their FMBs today and I wanted to be sure I was using the proper method of attaching the brackets to the speakers since they don't have a mounting bolt. My current plan is to pre-drill 4 holes into the cabinet (using the bracket as a template) to accept relatively fat 5/8" pan-head wood screws. Sound good?

I also plan to poke a hole in the wall below the bracket (but off to the side to avoid the stud) and fish my speaker wires down to another hole above the baseboard for a cleaner look.
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#176119 - 09/08/07 04:20 PM Re: Mounting older (pre bolted) M22s [Re: pmbuko]
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Never mind about the request for opinions. The speakers are up and they look great. They are centered about 4' up the wall and are pointing slightly downward with no toe in. I found that going down one click on the bracket was too far, so I used the included shim to point them downward at the angle I wanted. Similarly, toeing them in one click was a bit too much so I left them straight ahead. I didn't have any black screws handy to match the bracket, so I used some 3/4" silver screws to attach the bracket to the speaker. I felt a satisfying bite as I drove the screws into the cabinet (yes, I pre-drilled!) and I have no doubts about the security of the entire unit.

The listening tests showed a pleasant increase in bass, lending an unbloated roundness to the sound. Also, the music seems to be coming from larger speakers due to the increase in height, an illusion I find very pleasing. There's not much difference in imaging since the speakers are only mounted about 2 - 3" wider and 3" further back than they were before.

All in all, a very worthwhile change. I might post a picture or two later, but I'm currently supervising my two kids as they play in a wading pool full of uncooked rice and beans, and various glass beads and smooth stones (a.k.a. "treasures).
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#176120 - 09/08/07 04:38 PM Re: Mounting older (pre bolted) M22s [Re: pmbuko]
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Looking forward to some pics pete.
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#176121 - 09/08/07 07:08 PM Re: Mounting older (pre bolted) M22s [Re: pmbuko]
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Quote:

The listening tests showed a pleasant increase in bass, lending an unbloated roundness to the sound. Also, the music seems to be coming from larger speakers due to the increase in height, an illusion I find very pleasing. There's not much difference in imaging since the speakers are only mounted about 2 - 3" wider and 3" further back than they were before.





Yeah. Whatever.

Has a veil been lifted or not?
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#176122 - 09/08/07 07:16 PM Re: Mounting older (pre bolted) M22s [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Ha ha ha, I lifted your mom's veil last night!

I'm really sorry. "Mounting older" in the subject header made me think of that, but maybe I was pre-destined to think of it anyway.


Edited by CV (09/08/07 07:21 PM)

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#176123 - 09/08/07 11:46 PM Re: Mounting older (pre bolted) M22s [Re: CV]
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Lifting sombebody's mother's veil and hoisting your own petard are two entirely different things.
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#176124 - 09/08/07 11:47 PM Re: Mounting older (pre bolted) M22s [Re: pmbuko]
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I'm still learning.

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#176125 - 09/09/07 01:16 AM Re: Mounting older (pre bolted) M22s [Re: CV]
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I wanna see pics of the "trasures"
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#176126 - 09/09/07 11:42 AM Re: Mounting older (pre bolted) M22s [Re: SirQuack]
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Pics, as promised. Notice the spot reserved for the TV in between....




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#176127 - 09/09/07 11:57 AM Re: Mounting older (pre bolted) M22s [Re: pmbuko]
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Good work, Peter! By my scientific eyeballing, you should be able to get a 47-50" TV in there no problem.
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