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#323653 - 09/24/10 01:27 AM VP180 wall mount
pinoy168 Offline
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Hello. Just curious if anyone has wall-mounted a VP180 above the screen. Is this at all possible? How would you suggest doing it? Thanks in advance ...

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#323662 - 09/24/10 09:02 AM Re: VP180 wall mount [Re: pinoy168]
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The most secure way to mount such a large, front-heavy speaker is probably to make a custom shelf that bolts directly into the studs. While a pair of Full Metal Brackets screwed into the cabinet and studs might do the trick, I'd be worried about the screws pulling out of the MDF over time.
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#323677 - 09/24/10 10:39 AM Re: VP180 wall mount [Re: pmbuko]
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I'd build a simple shelf using heavy duty L brackets. Install a small lip on the front of the shelf to prevent the speaker from spilling over the edge and then you can choose whatever material you want to prop up the back of the speaker so that it points downward properly.

If the shelf idea is too cumbersome, you could always attach three or four FMBs (or similar speaker mounts) to the back of the speaker and then attach those to the wall (to as many studs as possible). This should spread the weight out enough so as not to create too much sheering tension on any one screw. Oh, and use many screws to secure each speaker mount to the speaker (careful not to drill too deep into the cabinet).

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#323682 - 09/24/10 11:28 AM Re: VP180 wall mount [Re: Capn_Pickard]
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Chains or cables supporting a shelf from the ceiling.

Yeah, Mrs. Tuttle didn't go for that, either.
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#323686 - 09/24/10 12:01 PM Re: VP180 wall mount [Re: tomtuttle]
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There is no way that any quantity of FMBs will support that thing. It's 19 inches deep! I don't know which would fail first, the joint in the FMB, your wall, or the back of the speaker.
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#323691 - 09/24/10 12:29 PM Re: VP180 wall mount [Re: Ken.C]
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I would use 4 FMBs and drill right through the MDF and use a nut and bolt right to the FMB, no way for this to fail except for the screws to pull out of the wall stud, which I highly doubt would ever happen with the correct screw installed.

2 FMBs on the back and 2 on the bottom like a shelf.

I think a full on shelf is the best way to go.


Edited by jakewash (09/24/10 12:32 PM)
Edit Reason: rethought it for a second
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#323692 - 09/24/10 12:30 PM Re: VP180 wall mount [Re: jakewash]
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I'm inclined to agree with Ken, here.

Although I am NOT an engineer.
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#323695 - 09/24/10 12:33 PM Re: VP180 wall mount [Re: tomtuttle]
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If it is above the screen you could also support a shelf from the ceiling joist using chains or rope and set the speaker on it.
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#323696 - 09/24/10 12:35 PM Re: VP180 wall mount [Re: tomtuttle]
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Ken's not either, so you're good. He and I did study physics together, though, so the fact that I agree with him is not an independent validation. smile
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#323700 - 09/24/10 12:51 PM Re: VP180 wall mount [Re: pmbuko]
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Seriously, FMB guys, the main weight is in the front of the speaker, in all those lovely magnets. The force it would be exerting on the back of the speaker would be tremendous.
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