Vp150 wall mount

Posted by: 72mustang

Vp150 wall mount - 01/06/17 10:21 PM

Anyone use one? Are they good? Will they hold up? Is there something better out there? Looking to wall mount my vp150 above my tv. Thanks
Posted by: Newf

Re: Vp150 wall mount - 01/06/17 10:27 PM

Full metal bracket will do it. But you must have it into a stud.

Posted by: 72mustang

Re: Vp150 wall mount - 01/06/17 10:32 PM

Sorry.... but I can't see what your picture is trying to show.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: Vp150 wall mount - 01/06/17 10:50 PM

Back in my Version 2 of my theater I just went to a local home improvement store and found these heavy duty shelf brackets that came out about 8" or so. They had a glossy black plastic cover that snapped on and held my old 150 just fine below my screen. before that I used them for my old mansfield beach qs8s

Posted by: SirQuack

Re: Vp150 wall mount - 01/06/17 11:00 PM

Not a good pic, but you can see how the above brackets in reverse mounting held up my old black 150

Posted by: Gr8_White_North

Re: Vp150 wall mount - 01/06/17 11:04 PM

Here is what I did for the bedroom , works great. Piece of 1x2 about 30 inches long attach to wall and piece of plywood painted black. Kinds ghetto but work a treat




Posted by: SirQuack

Re: Vp150 wall mount - 01/06/17 11:22 PM

Its all about being creative. smile
Posted by: 72mustang

Re: Vp150 wall mount - 01/06/17 11:33 PM

When I mounts it several years ago ( we've since moved ) I used l brackets but inverted them. Basically the wall support part was covered by the speaker and the shelf part was attached ontop of the shelf so no mount was visible only the shelf and speaker.
Posted by: Newf

Re: Vp150 wall mount - 01/07/17 12:01 AM

Originally Posted By 72mustang
Sorry.... but I can't see what your picture is trying to show.


I'll get you better pic tomorrow. That was the only one i had on phone.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Vp150 wall mount - 01/07/17 02:02 AM

I used an Axiom Full Metal Bracket too. It basically mounts to a stud in your wall, and then you connect the other half to the back of your speaker, connect the two up and you can angle the speaker as you need to. It doesn't show up well in newf's image because it is directly behind the speaker itself.

Here is when I had my (now gone) VP150 mounted above my 104" screen that i used to have back in my v2.0 home theater. You can't really see it, but you will notice that there is no shelf or anything. It just makes the speaker look like it is magically floating up there.

This is mounted to the wall:





Prior to that I planned on mounting it to the ceiling, but in the end I wanted as much height as I could get so my screen was able to be a little higher. Here is it mounted from a white Full Metal Bracket hanging from the ceiling before I put it on the wall in the picture above.
Posted by: Mojo

Re: Vp150 wall mount - 01/07/17 11:41 AM

My VP150 has been floating for a decade. Time for a VP160. I just need to figure out how to make it float.
Posted by: Newf

Re: Vp150 wall mount - 01/07/17 01:26 PM

Originally Posted By Mojo
My VP150 has been floating for a decade. Time for a VP160. I just need to figure out how to make it float.

I'm in the same boat. Want the 160 but don't want stands. Never been happy with my 150 but mine is from 2005
Posted by: Mojo

Re: Vp150 wall mount - 01/07/17 03:52 PM

And I don't want to put it on a shelf. I want to mount it on the same or similar bracket as my VP150. I'd be willing to upgrade the bracket.

I am being robbed of a vastly superior center channel audio experience because Axiom didn't build a floating center.
Posted by: bridgman

Re: Vp150 wall mount - 01/07/17 05:08 PM

Guessing the VP160/180 are sufficiently heavy that you want brackets with more vertical separation between the mounting holes. I guess the ideal would be a couple of 'T' shaped shelf brackets where most of the vertical part was hidden behind the speaker. Something like this...



Then again if you are mounting it low I guess pretty much any heavy duty shelf brackets would be mostly out of sight. For clarity I'm suggesting shelf brackets but no shelf...
Posted by: Ian

Re: Vp150 wall mount - 01/07/17 05:21 PM

Hi Mojo,

We are bringing out an on-wall version of the VP160. It will come with our power bracket for mounting to your wall. Would that fit the bill?

Ian
Posted by: Mojo

Re: Vp150 wall mount - 01/07/17 05:32 PM

It's a good idea. I'd have to find a good way to decouple the monster from the brackets. Maybe felt pads.
Posted by: Mojo

Re: Vp150 wall mount - 01/07/17 05:35 PM

Ian, that would fit the bill from an installation stand-point but you know me by now. I don't want the sound I heard from jakewash's VP160 to be sacrificed. Do you promise it will sound the same...or better? smile
Posted by: Newf

Re: Vp150 wall mount - 01/07/17 07:02 PM

My concern as well. Want upgrade in sound ... that's priority. But the 160 is a beast. I can't see a smaller box sound better.
Posted by: 72mustang

Re: Vp150 wall mount - 01/07/17 09:42 PM

Well..... just realized why I had it mounted on a shelf and not a wall mount n my previous house..... there are no mounting holes on the back of the speaker. Also... the wire connectors are smack dab in the rear centre. I have either version 1 or 11.... not sure. So... off to find some wall brackets to hold a shelf. Lol
Posted by: Mojo

Re: Vp150 wall mount - 01/07/17 11:17 PM

It won't sound the same on a shelf. We need a floating VP160.
Posted by: Newf

Re: Vp150 wall mount - 01/08/17 01:38 AM

Yeah the floating effect of the vp150 just looks cool. Gimme two mount points and two fmb brackets into studs.... might work.
Posted by: Newf

Re: Vp150 wall mount - 01/08/17 02:04 AM

Learn from others bad luck

https://www.axiomaudio.com/boards/ubbthreads.php/topics/331679/1

Long story short. Mount point failed inside speaker, it fell tore my screen, all said and done i remember the final bill for new screen and having to move pj, ceiling work and cables was about 1500 Canadian.
Posted by: Ian

Re: Vp150 wall mount - 01/08/17 03:21 AM

Originally the T-nut was against the inside of the cabinet so if you over-tightened the mounting bolt it could tear the flange off the T-nut. Now the T-nut is inset to end right at the rear of the cabinet so it cannot be over-tightened; the end of the T-nut will just contact the flange of the FMB.
Posted by: Newf

Re: Vp150 wall mount - 01/08/17 12:01 PM

Mine was up for 5+ years before it fell. The nut failed. Was not overtight. Bad luck that is all.

When did the design changed as I just mounted m3's and was hesitant about the fmb.