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Re: Speaker mounting from wall/ceiling?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:51 pm
by waxman
I had JBL 4425s back in the day. I loved them. Dave Polich really loved them. They were really heavy and really loud...

You can get plenty of support by anchoring to the wall. Find the studs in the wall with a stud finder. Cut a large enough piece ply wood to span 2 studs. You can make the plywood look nice by staining the same as the JBL cabs or paint the same as wall and it will blend in. You can then buy large Corbels for a shelf or make your own that angles down.. Attach to the anchored plywood on the wall. Or buy one of many various swing arm monitor or tv support devices. You can fashion a shelf that will attach to a swing arm. Just remember the whole thing is only a strong as the connectors. Even if you get a heavy duty swing arm it still needs strong connector. So use lots of long wood screws into the wall studs to anchor plywood. Adding a couple molly's would not hurt. Use a lip on the shelf for security. I would suggest a small wire attached to the speaker in case of quake... a little would putty would repair it so you never see it. Ok that is the DIY wall way of doing it...

If I was doing it I would do a plywood anchor to the ceiling and install omni mounts to the speakers. Just remove the woofer and drill holes and bolt through the JBL cabinet. Here is a link to the omni mounts and some pics of what it looks like. It's the best way imo....

Looks like this....

Re: Speaker mounting from wall/ceiling?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:36 pm
by James Steele
Cool! Thanks for the info. I was hoping to avoid drilling through the wood (walnut?) cabinets of the 4410s, but it might be unavoidable. And yep... I love the 4410s although probably not the best to mix on as they do tend to make everything sound good. A lot of fun for tracking though! :)

Re: Speaker mounting from wall/ceiling?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:13 am
by daniel.sneed
K&M wall mounts are that good ... ount-black

Some (modern) JBL speakers have threaded inserts pre-instaled, that just fit to K&M.

+1 with Waxman about large thick plywood panels, set on wall (or ceiling) to attach to.