hanging a speaker


At some point, I will want to replace my center speaker with B&W HTM2 center. What can I use to suspend it from the ceiling with as little damage to the speaker as possible?
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lmr
When you mount a bracket on a speaker, you have to open the cabinet usually by removing a driver to determine the cabinet thickness. Often the screws will be longer than the cabinet walls are thick. If the screws are longer than the cabinet thickness and you can't use shorter screws, then you need to locate an area for mounting the brackets so that the screws will not damage drivers, crossovers, wiring.
Why not use threaded rods and make a shelf instead of connecting something directly to the speaker? It will probably sound better too. I used to have one myself. The speaker's not too heavy. You shouldn't have any problems making it work.
It's called bolt stock.
I wish I could post a picture but the speaker will be close to the ceiling and pointing down toward the sofa. For the price of the B&W, I don't need it sliding off the shelf and hitting the turntable below.How come it won't allow me to post pictures?
Hi Lmr -

How come it won't allow me to post pictures?

you can only post links to pictures. Here u go.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l146/zx12raliveagain/20140205_084614_zps281uus9f.jpg

Clicking on the audiogon "markup tags" below the white window, shows you the codes that need to be at the beginning and end of the link. I find this is easier to do sometimes in an email or Word software first, then just paste it in.

Hope this helps.Good luck with the center speaker. Love your dog btw.... Cheers
"For the price of the B&W, I don't need it sliding off the shelf and hitting the turntable below."

You put a lip on the front of the shelf so the speaker can't slide off.

Lmr, I agree the speaker needs to be angled down pointing toward your listening position, so if you can build and mount a shelf to the ceiling, making the speaker secure is not a problem. Use a lip on the front of the shelf as Zd542 suggests, and the HTM2 has threaded inserts in the bottom that you can also use. These were used to secure the speaker to a stand. See 7b in the owners manual for "FS HTM" listed here,

http://bwgroupsupport.com/manuals/bw-archive

You can find it in "800D Series" or "Nautilus 800 Series"