These brackets worked perfectly for mounting my "legacy" Paradigm speakers to the ceiling. These speakers were originally designed for floor stands - front speakers weigh 27 pounds each, the rears weigh 14, and the speaker housings are made from typical 3/4" particle board. I used one bracket per speaker, and these brackets hold the weight with no problem. The disc-style "knee" joint holds the cant angle well - much better than the "ball and clamp" style of joint I've used previously. I've only had these installed for about 2 months now, but have noticed no loosening that you might expect from the vibration that accompanies very loud music and heavy bass - and I tried! (Even if I do manage to loosen them at some point, I believe a little loc-tite on the joint carriage bolt would take care of that.)
One thing you might consider ahead of time is the distance between the wall/ceiling, and the speaker housing when mounted in the desired position. These brackets are relatively short, so you might have to get creative with attaching the bracket to the side of the speaker, not the back.
Find a wall stud or ceiling joist, mount the 2-hole side of the bracket into the center of the stud/joist, mount the 4-hole side of the bracket onto the speaker cabinet, then hold the speaker while you attach the safety cable and connect the disc joint. Hand-tighten the wing nut to hold your speaker in the desired position, then use pair of pliers to snug up the wing nut.
As other reviews mentioned, these brackets don't come with mounting hardware. I'd rather use my own stuff anyway. I used 2.5" #10 wood screws for the stud mount, and 3/4" #10 wood screws for the speaker mounts. ymmv.
- Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 13.5 x 10.7 cm ; 744 g
- Boxed-product Weight: 612 g
- Item Model Number: 106839
- ASIN: B004C4XN86
- Date first available at Amazon.com.au: 26 January 2018
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Amazon Bestsellers Rank:
- #88 in Speaker Mounts