These WALI bookshelf speaker wall mounts were purchased for a large set of Klipsch RB-61 reference bookshelf speakers. These speakers are 12.3" (D) x 8.5" (W) x 15.4" (H) and weigh about 35 lbs. per pair (~18 lbs. each speaker). Selecting a wall mount that could support their size and weight was a concern. I didn't want to get something that would bend or pull out of the wall. I also didn't want to install support screws into the side of the speaker to ensure it stays on the wall mount. These are brand new speakers, and I wanted to keep them that way.
After careful research of all mounting brackets on Amazon, I decided to purchase the WALI brand mostly due to the positive reviews. I'm very happy I did!
The mounts came yesterday, and I immediately installed them. As others have commented, they do need to be installed in wall studs. Hardware is supplied for mounts into wood and brick. They do not accommodate mounting into metal studs or concrete block. You probably can, but you'll have to provide your own mounting solution.
Mounting the speakers was straight forward. Use a stud finder to locate the stud, place the mounting plate on the wall location and mark the holes, drill small pilot holes, then screw the plates into the studs. The plate has two screw holes for the provided wood screws. One is high enough to use an electric screwdriver/drill to install the screw. The other screw is very close to the support arm. My drill was too large to drive the screw next to the support arm. That screw had to be manually hand screwed. For this reason, a pilot hole is necessary for at least the mounting hole by the support arm.
One thing I was very pleased to see was the way the speaker is held on the mounting bracket. An adjustable screw is provided on each speaker clamp, one on either side of where the speaker will sit. Tightening or loosening these screws moves the clamps in and out. So these clamps use pressure to hold the speaker. After I installed the mounts to the wall (which took about an hour), I placed a speaker on the mount and tightened the clamp to find it held beautifully! Even with 35 lb. speakers, the clamp was tight enough to hold the speaker with no problem. My speakers are mounted relatively flat, pitched slightly down. Even though the clamp has screw holes where screws could be driven into the sides of the speakers, I found this wasn't necessary with my installation. The screws for this, by the way, are provided with the speaker mounts. If you need to install them with the added screw support, you don't have to purchase the screws.
I'm very pleased with this product. The supports are made with good quality, thick metal, all the hardware is provided, documentation was adequate, and our speakers are held firmly in place. Best of all, the price is excellent. What more could I ask for?
- Boxed-product Weight: 599 g
- Item Model Number: SWM001-2
- ASIN: B07J471ZZG
- Date first available at Amazon.com.au: 8 October 2018
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