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Full Metal Bracket-Ceiling Mount QS8's
#334396 01/14/11 03:42 AM
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OK,
Will the subject bracket work to ceiling mount QS8's? I don't want to use the ceiling mounts-I want the speakers to be as close to the ceiling as possible for WAF.
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professorfingers #334398 01/14/11 03:51 AM
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Will it work, possibly, but it really defeats the whole design purpose of this speaker, not to mention proper surround placement.


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SirQuack #334403 01/14/11 04:05 AM
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Cut him some slack, Randy. We all know how forgiving QS8s are. A QS8 on the ceiling is better than no QS8 at all.


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pmbuko #334410 01/14/11 04:36 AM
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I should have explained a little more. I need to install 2 QS8's for the back speakers in the ceiling. I will have 2 more on the walls inside of these (relative to the front of the room). I have no wall at the back of the living room these are going in. This will be a 7.1 system. I have M-22's and a VP 150 that I will also use in my new house. My wife will not go for the ceiling mount FMB's. IN fact, she wants little bity speakers on the ceiling but I think I will have to talk her into flat white QS8's mounted close to the ceiling. Thanks for the comments.
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professorfingers #334411 01/14/11 04:38 AM
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Also, I may just install the QS8's directly against the ceiling, but I need to take apart one of my QS8's to see if this is possible.
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professorfingers #334414 01/14/11 05:00 AM
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TW, your last suggestion isn't entirely clear. If by "directly against the ceiling" you mean completely blocking the upper mid-woofer, this would significantly affect the dispersion characteristics. This may not be what you're thinking of, however, since taking the QS8 apart wouldn't seem to provide any useful info about this.


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JohnK #334415 01/14/11 05:12 AM
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Or are you thinking about mounting them so the back is flush to the ceiling?


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Ken.C #334416 01/14/11 05:41 AM
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Yeah,
Mounting the back of the speaker against the ceiling. That is why I am wanting to use the Full Metal Bracket versus the Full Metal Ceiling Bracket. I want the speakers mounted horizontally versus vertically. This will make the profile smaller.
My wife wants smaller speakers in these positions so they are less likely to be noticed by other wifes. I want to use QS8's with an off white finish, but want to mount the speakers horizontally to minimize the space they occupy.
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professorfingers #334417 01/14/11 06:11 AM
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Hmm. I'd be worried about the pull on the screws with the T bracket, and I'm still worried about the pull on the screws with the FMB. Not sure how the FMCB avoids that. BIG screws, I guess... or maybe bolts with nuts on the other side of the beam...


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professorfingers #334418 01/14/11 06:21 AM
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With the Full Metal Bracket, there will be a gap between ceiling and the back of the speaker. The only hardware that gets the back of the QS flush with the mounting surface is the T-bracket.

The T-bracket can't be used on the ceiling. It's designed to only be used with gravity pulling along the length of the assended in the T.

That said, QS8s mounted high enough up on the wall (above the normal sight line) will virtually disappear. Pick a color blends in (paintable finish, and your wall paint), and I'm betting the other wives (and probably your own) won't notice. I have black QS8s against white walls, people don't notice them until I point them out.

I'd say get them without the brackets and give it a shot on the wall. You'll really be rewarded with how much better they sound to the side of your head rather than above.


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