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Axiom Mount failed, ruined large screen!
#319167 08/19/10 08:58 PM
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Yeah so I a center channel.....scratch that, I had a center channel mounted above my 115" Draper M2500 screen. It was mounted with a Axiom mount. Today it fell, hitting my screen on the way down, tearing it enough to ruin it.

Technically, the mount never failed. The mount is as solid in the wall as it was on day one. I double studded wall in center for the speaker to mount to. What actually happened, as you can see from the speaker pics, is the hole in which the mount attaches too, the little metal screw attachment pulled itself out of the speaker, ruining the speaker - never to be mountable again. So learn from my misfortune. Mount speaker below screen, and use something besides Axiom's mount to do it.


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Newf #319168 08/19/10 09:01 PM
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Sorry to hear about that. It seems like an easy fix on Axiom's part. There are 4 holes already on the mount around one in the center, on the bracket. If Axiom simply put 2 to 4 corresponding bolts on each speaker then everything wouldn't be counting on that one bolt holding the speaker up.

This is kind of the same problem as when people mount porch swings. They thread an eye bolt straight into a ceiling joist on each side and that's it. If one of those bolts fails then everything comes crashing down.

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OMG! That is horrible to see.

Your best bet is probably to call Axiom. I have no idea what can be done about the screen but hopefully your speaker can be replaced under warranty.


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BlueJays1 #319174 08/19/10 09:34 PM
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Now I feel justified in questioning the strength of the material used in the speaker cabinets. It could also have been overtightened.


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CatBrat #319175 08/19/10 09:37 PM
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maybe the screw was to tight going into the speaker.


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SirQuack #319176 08/19/10 09:39 PM
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After studying the picture of the mount on the wall, isn't the part that belongs in the speaker backwards? It looks like the little spikes were helping the speaker to separate from the bracket, instead of the other way around.

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CatBrat #319177 08/19/10 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted By: CatBrat
After studying the picture of the mount on the wall, isn't the part that belongs in the speaker backwards? It looks like the little spikes were helping the speaker to separate from the bracket, instead of the other way around.

The threaded insert was probably inserted into the MDF from the inside of the speaker cabinet at the factory and the spikes are more than likely pointed in that direction to help with ease of installation ... I would imagine there was a larger head on the threaded insert that was used to help hold the insert in place with an indention in the MDF inside of the cabinet for the head. Looks to me like maybe the head broke loose from the rest of the insert.

Only my guess.


Dang Newf it's great to see you again ... it's been forever and I'm sorry to hear about the issue here.


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CatBrat #319178 08/19/10 09:56 PM
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Let us know what axiom says after you give them a call


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terzaghi #319180 08/19/10 09:58 PM
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Yea and be sure to give us a review of the new VP180. wink

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