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I bought two sets of these on the strength of all the other reviews. I used them to install two sets of Energy Take Classic 5.1 satellites. All in all, I hung 8 speakers and it took me the two sets of five to get it done. Reason? The set screws are either vinyl screws in vinyl threads, or metal screws in vinyl threads. Either way, when I tightened them enough for those weight little Energy satellites, I stripped the threads in two of them. Actually I stripped the threads in three of them, but the speaker on that third one just hangs at a slight angle which is OK for that particular unit.
Other than the set screws stripping the corresponding threads (which is not an insignificant problem when it happens), these are great! :) Oh, one other thing... The instructions showed wall anchors provided, but my two sets were supplied with some other sort of expanding hollow wall anchor which simply didn't work - those broke before I ever got close to folding them up to get into the wall. That part of the package was an absolute flunk. I used my own wall hardware.
Overall, if I had this to do again, I would look for metal brackets, not the plastic ones like these.
Even tough they did the job, it seems though as if these are cheaply made. Two completed sets were like this. The Alan screw didn't tighten down against the the connected shaft and it was as if it was stripped and the Alan screw would just keep turning. Figured I could drill a hole where the Alan Screw goes through and it hardly worked. I went ahead and used super glue to ensure a nice hold. They hold the weight off the wall, just afraid of them sliding off the shaft, but since I made sure they wouldn't, they do the job. They don't look fancy. So bear with them and be prepared to run into some flaws
In brief: 1- If your speakers require key hole installation, you are rolling the dice whether these mounts will work for you. (loaded dice, at that) 2- I'm not an engineer, but I cannot see these stands accommodating more than a couple pounds. 3- Materials cost for this speaker mounting solution is slight, but the time to complete the installation is material in my judgment
More details: Like many reviewers, I too thought that local retailers were bending people over on speaker mounts. Though I overpaid for mounts years ago when I also overpaid for a bose system, I was not about to spend over $100 (not even close) to mount speakers on my inexpensive HT system.
It appears that the mounts would work nicely for screw-in posts, keeping in mind weight limitations, and they even provide a couple different sizes. My speakers require key hole mounting, and I flat don't see how the provided hardware would work with most key hole speakers. Important note: I did UNDERSTAND and FOLLOW the directions. The bolt provided for keyhole is too short, and the nut is too small to firmly hold the speaker.
Cutting to the chase: A visit to Lowes with the speaker and mounting post, I acquired 8-32x1 bolts and nuts (SKU 490417) that had enough girth and length for the speakers, and #8 flat washers (SKU 490685) that provided substantial surface area behind the speaker key hole so I could comfortably tighten the post onto it. I'm sure there is a better alternative, but this is what I was able to put my hands on out of the thousands of alternatives, that works absolutely fine. $1.96 later, I am on my merry way.
Why the 2-star rating? Overall poor value. $X for these mounts, a couple bucks for hardware to make them work, and a few hundred dollars in time (what is your time worth?), plus gas. If I wanted to kludge together some speaker mounts with a visit to the hardware store, I would have done that instead of buying these. In the end, I had to expend the time and effort to kludge together a way to get these mounts to work.
Appendix: My HT system is
Panasonic SC-BTT370 5.1 Channel 3D Blu-ray Cinema Surround Home Entertainment System
. For those of you googling to figure out if these mounts will work for you, I believe the speakers are the same on the following Panasonic model numbers: SC-BTT268, SC-BTT270, SC-BTT273 (Costco model number). I bought and returned the 273, so I know the speakers are the same as the 370.
Bought them but haven't used them. You can't re-position the speakers in these easily and you will need an Allen wrench and have to loosen and re-tighten them to move the speakers. Good deal for 10 bucks, but for me, its easier to just put the speakers on a tabletop so that they can be re-positioned depending on what we I am doing, ie having friends over to listen to music, vs sitting and watching a movie, vs playing a pc game. May use them in the future at some point. Anyways, if you are looking for something to be able to easily change your speaker direction or angle, this might not be what you want.
As many have described, the plastic is too soft and the screws don’t have a rough back edge, so I could never tighten up the mounts to hold the speaker, so they droop. I’ve had other mounts that held very well. Not so much for these. I shouldn’t have to doctor up the mount to get my speakers to hang level.
In the end, the product does what I needed. All 5 of our speakers (
) now hang from the ceiling, and they haven't slipped from their positions (yet).
The build quality is in serious doubt. I don't have a problem with the plastic-molded pieces. The problem is that it's incredibly easy to strip the screw-holes; there's no metal insert to screw the bolts into, just a threaded hole in the plastic. So you think you're just barely snug, and, out of nowhere, the screw goes loose.
It wouldn't be so dubious if the connections were shaped differently. For example, take the extension-shaft piece's male end. If there was a groove/trough along the circumference, it would help keep the pieces connected even if the bolt wasn't super tight. Or if the joint's contact surfaces were interlocking instead of smooth. But that's secondary.
When these finally fail, my next purchase will not be so poorly designed.
The mount itself is what it is. Sturdy and can hold a speaker much heavier than mine.
This was my first time mounting speakers so I tried to read the instructions which I couldn't understand. A friend who had done it before showed me how easy it actually was. Why couldn't they write simpler instructions?
The screws needed to attach the mount to the speaker were wrong. At first I thought it may have just been me and my speakers but I've seen a few other reports of this as well. They were too small to go through the mount and attach securely to the speaker. Still wasn't too big of a deal and nothing that trip to Lowe's couldn't fix.
The main feature that got me down was that there are no markings or notches for the different angles that the mounts can be set to. As I was trying to get them all at the same angle it was a pretty tedious process to have to try and line them up with no markings or indicators.
The product itself isn't terrible, but I wouldn't recommend it. I would pay a little more and get a better product with some of the little extra things that can make setting them up much easier.
Well, the product seems okay for small speakers, but not for larger speakers. The 10 lb. weight capacity is wrong and is more like 5 or less pounds. I weighed my speakers are 8.3 lbs before purchasing, so I figure they would be okay. When I tried to mount the speakers, the design causes the stand to strip.
My TV is in the corner, so I mounted these against the wall, with the speakers facing outward. The base of the stand mounts firmly against the wall. However, the part which connects to the base, wich swivels, cannot support the weight of an 8.3 lb. speaker. The swivel is cicular, and the threads on the the screw to tighten them down are plastic, so they strip easily.
I imagine this could work well for small speakers (less than 5 lbs), but is false advertising for the larger speakers which I have. I have stripped two of them now, so it is unlikely I will be able to retun them.
My surround speakers weigh 7.7 lbs and one of these has dropped already. When I first took them out of the box I was worried on how flimsy they were and went against my judgment and installed them any way because they were rated for more then the weight of my speakers. They are made of cheap plastic which cross threads too easily when you actually tighten the bolt to the adjustment and angle you need. The good: lots of different adjustments you can make with these, but would not use recommend them if your speakers weight more than 5lbs.
These cables aren't worth the little pricetag the are sold for. The gold plating and color coding are both nice but the end that fits into the phone is made too weak to be able to use on a phone while in a pocket. I ordered the 1'/3'/6' combo-pack mainly for the 1' cable and that was the one that was damaged on day 2 after I received them. You're better off spending a few more bucks in order to get a quality product.