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#230909 - 11/21/08 07:09 AM bracket for VP150
Rizzo Offline
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Im looking at wall mounting a vp150 center speaker , what is the best bracket to use in this instance. I see they have a new floor standing bracket for the speaker but I would love to keep the area below the speaker free.
Will the same brackets which are used for the surrounds be solid enough for the vp150 and if so do they mount in such a way that keeps the speaker close tho the wall.

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#230929 - 11/21/08 08:30 AM Re: bracket for VP150 [Re: Rizzo]
myrison Offline
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Rizzo - if you mean the T brackets that come with the QS4/8, no, those won't work for the VP150.

If you look through the link in my signature you'll see how I've wall mounted a 150 using a full metal bracket from Axiom. It's going to stick out from the wall a bit using any of the brackets they sell.

Jason
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#230948 - 11/21/08 10:53 AM Re: bracket for VP150 [Re: myrison]
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The FMB keeps the speaker ~1.5 inches if not tilted at all.
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#230984 - 11/21/08 01:52 PM Re: bracket for VP150 [Re: jakewash]
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I used the FMB to mount my VP150 as well. That thing is solid as a rock. That was with my V2.0 setup of my home theater. Now that I am in a different, dedicated room, I have the VP150 on a shelf below my screen, but the bracket did work well.
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#231034 - 11/21/08 07:08 PM Re: bracket for VP150 [Re: nickbuol]
Rizzo Offline
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Sorry Guys,

I didnt realise or read enough to know that the QS8s came with its own T bracket. I thought you had to buy the FMB to mount them!!.
Anyway when using the T bracket how much room does it give you when using banana plugs as it says it mounts flush. I think I may have to tilt my QS8s as they will be mounted near a corner section and I will have to angle them down a bit.

With the 150s can the FMB be mounted side ways as to eliminate any of the bracket being seen above the center speaker. Im not too concerned about how far it comes from the wall.

Thanks

Also a few design questions that im tossing up..

I have a room which is three walls Limestone (softer than Concrete)and one wall which is
Gyprock (drywall). Im thinking of putting gyprock up on the three other walls , just mounted to the concrete ( will that make any difference ? ) as I dont have the room to build any frame work.
Is there such benefit of having the drywall up or just leaving it as Limestone ( softer building stones than concrete )
Furthermore I have a concrete floor which is covered with carpet, will removing that and adding some wooden yellow tounge flooring under the carpet make significant difference for the bass. I have heard it does as it doesnt bounce of it as much but I really am just trying to way up the benefits.

Thanks for your time!!

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#231042 - 11/21/08 08:27 PM Re: bracket for VP150 [Re: Rizzo]
nickbuol Offline
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Rizzo, you will find that you won't be able to use banana plugs on the QS8's and still have them flush with the wall. Honestly, you will get just as good, and I'd argue actually better, connection using just bare wire than using banana plugs. One less connection point for signal degradation. Not that you can really hear a difference, but I just wanted to point that out.

Really, banana plugs serve 2 functions.
1) To allow for quick disconnecting and reconnecting of speakers.
2) They look nicer than bare wire.

With the QS8's mounted flush with the wall, you won't see the connection anyway.

I went ahead and put banana plugs on my M60 fronts, VP150 center and then for all of the speakers at the receiver end just, and that was just a week ago. I got a great deal on them ($0.97 a PAIR on sale from $5.98 a pair!) so I grabbed 10 pairs knowing that I wouldn't use them all.

Anyway, I mainly got them for the receiver end, and then said "what the heck" and put them on my front 3 speakers. If I don't like them for some reason, I can take them off and still leave the rest at the receiver end and not feel like I am out anything since they were so cheap.
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#231057 - 11/21/08 11:35 PM Re: bracket for VP150 [Re: nickbuol]
jakewash Offline
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Nick covered it, Bare wire is necessary for the T bracket to be used, if you use the FMB then you can use a banana plug but it really isn't required as you won't be removing them alot.

You are hard pressed to see the FMB behind the VP150, I wouldn't worry about needing to install the FMB sideways, which I wouldn't recommend anyway, that would put stress on parts that were not designed to take that much pressure.
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#231061 - 11/22/08 12:10 AM Re: bracket for VP150 [Re: jakewash]
Rizzo Offline
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Thanks guys!!

you are all on the ball and always quick to give someone an answer to a problem they have.

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#231064 - 11/22/08 01:40 AM Re: bracket for VP150 [Re: Rizzo]
nickbuol Offline
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Loc: Marion, IA
 Originally Posted By: Rizzo
Thanks guys!!

you are all on the ball and always quick to give someone an answer to a problem they have.


That is just because either we've been there already ourselves \:\) or know someone else that has gone through the same situation/question...
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#231071 - 11/22/08 08:43 AM Re: bracket for VP150 [Re: nickbuol]
myrison Offline
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Loc: Denver, CO
Rizzo,

On your room acoustics questions, you might try looking through Alan's basement home theater article.

One of his recommendations directly answers your questions, though there is more there worth reading as well.

Jason

 Originally Posted By: Alan
Plan on Sheetrock or Wood-Paneled Walls and a Wood or Carpeted Floor
Avoid poured concrete floors and walls, which may cause boomy and exaggerated bass and degraded sound quality. If the floor is concrete, plan on covering it with a wood sub-floor and carpet to provide some absorbency. Likewise, cement-block walls should be covered with studs and sheetrock, drywall or wood panels.

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