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Sanus WMS5

Five-pack of wall/ceiling speaker brackets (Black)

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Mount your satellite speakers on the wall or ceiling with this five-pack of Sanus brackets. They're a perfect solution for pre-packaged home theater systems with compact speakers. They feature three locking, ridged joints that allow you to precisely aim your speakers, while maximizing strength and stability. These brackets are also weather-resistant, making them perfect for both indoor and outdoor applications.

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Highlights:

  • 5 matching wall/ceiling brackets
  • for speakers up to 8 lbs.
  • durable nylon construction
  • decorative nylon caps hide adjustment mechanisms
  • weather-resistant for indoor or outdoor use
  • single- and double-hole adapters accommodate most types of satellite speakers
  • includes extension for ceiling-mounting
  • 1-1/4"W x 3-1/4"H x 4-3/8"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • 5 Arm assemblies (each with an attached wall/speaker plate and satellite speaker adapter)
  • 5 Additional wall/speaker plates
  • 10 Arm assembly hardware covers (attached to arm assemblies)
  • 20 Wall-plate hardware covers (attached to wall/speaker plates)
  • 5 Ceiling extensions
  • Five M5 x 20mm machine screws
  • Five 8-32 x 5/8" machine screws
  • Five M4 x 8mm flat-head machine screws
  • Five 1/4-20 x 7/8" machine screws
  • Ten 1/4-20 x 1/2" machine screws
  • Five 8-32 Key-hole nuts
  • Five #8 x 3/4" self-tapping screws
  • Ten #12 x 3/4" self-tapping screws
  • Ten #12 x 1-3/4" self-tapping screws
  • Ten #12 plastic anchors
  • Five M5 x 1/8" plastic spacers
  • Allen key
  • Mounting Instructions

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Features

Overview: Sanus WMS5 is a five-pack of tilt-and-swivel wall-or-ceiling speaker mounts (WMS3) that is ready to go for today's "theater-in-a-box" systems. The mounts' durable nylon construction features three special locking knurled pivot points that allow perfect speaker positioning while maximizing strength and stability. Each mount includes single- and double-hole brackets, an extension for ceiling use and nylon covers to hide the adjustment mechanism. The speaker brackets can be used indoors or outdoors for small speakers up to 8 lbs.

Note: This package contains five speaker bracket assemblies.

Nylon Weather Resistant Construction: The Sanus WMS5 utilizes durable nylon construction and is weather resistant for indoor or outdoor use.

Universal Design For Wall and Ceiling Mount: The Sanus WMS5's Universal design easily configures for use in both wall and ceiling installations. Extensions for ceiling mounting are included.

Single and Two Hole Adapter Brackets: The Sanus WMS5 includes adapter brackets to fit most home theater satellite speakers. Speakers with dual threaded inserts on the back and small wooden speakers without threaded inserts will require the two-hole wall/speaker adapter plate. Speakers with single threaded inserts or keyhole mounting will require the single-hole satellite speaker adapter attachment.

Tilt and Swivel Design: The Sanus WMS5 features a tilt and swivel design, allowing you to swivel the speaker 360-degrees and tilt the speaker +/-60-degrees up or down (based on mounting method: wall or ceiling).

Ridged Joints: The Sanus WMS5's unique ridged joints and knurled fittings lock securely into place to prevent slippage.

Decorative Covers: The Sanus WMS5 includes decorative covers to conceal assembly and mounting hardware for a finished appearance.

Hardware Included: Easy to install hardware is included with the Sanus WMS5 speaker brackets. The Sanus WMS5 includes 4mm, 5mm, and 1/4"-20 hardware to attach the brackets to your speakers. Also included are self-tapping screws and drywall anchors for wall and ceiling mounting.

Tools Required:

  • Awl
  • Stud finder
  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Electric drill
  • 1/2" Socket-wrench
  • 1/8" Drill-bit for wood stud installation
  • 5/16" Masonry-bit for concrete or concrete block installation

Specifications:

  • Wall-Mount Dimensions (fully extended): 1.25" (W) x 3.25" (H) x 4.375" (D)
  • Ceiling-Mount Dimensions (fully extended): 1.25" (W) x 5.875" (H) x 3.25" (D)
  • Speaker Weight Capacity (maximum): 8.00 lbs
 
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5 out of 5

Sanus WMS5

Written By Nick O, Anchorage on Saturday, January 04, 2014
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They are good speaker hangers. Easy to install and of course Crutchfield came through with fast delivery.
Pros:
Easy to install, good for most speakers, sturdy
Cons:
none
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3 out of 5

Speaker stands

Written By John D, Little Rock on Sunday, July 14, 2013
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Looked like great deal until install. Mounts don't work well with new Klipsh Quintet V speakers, needed some longer screws to mount properly from bags already included. Cost an extra $6 in hardware and trip to store.
Pros:
Mounts fit speakers well after customizing speaker mount to not show wire mounted from ceiling.
Cons:
Hardware doesn't cover Klipsch speakers for this purpose!
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

Functional

Written By Edd, Saratoga Springs, NY on Thursday, May 16, 2013
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Functional for securing light weight speakers, cost effective if not very stylish.
Pros:
Cost, availability and adaptability
Cons:
Only useful for light weight speakers (< 9 lbs), After mounting, the speakers extend too far from the wall ( for my taste)
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2 out of 5

Not quiet what I wanted

Written By Bill S, Clinton, MT on Monday, May 06, 2013
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By the description it indicated it pivoted but was a tad inaccurate. Pivot would indicate ability to pivot circularly but itonly rotates up or down a few degrees. Guess I will use it but not what I really wanted
Pros:
Nothing here
Cons:
May not be exactly what you think it is or wanted.
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4 out of 5

Hardware store

Written By HogHerder, Milwaukee, WI on Thursday, January 17, 2013
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I used these to mount my Polk Audio Blackstone TL250. Although they are a recommended accessory, and Crutchfield customer service said the included hardware would work, I had to buy longer bolts. Because of the geometry, ordinary machine screws have too large of a head. You'll need 1/4-20 1-1/4 (a little short) or 1-1/2" (almost too long) Socket Head Cap screws. You'll also need a 3/16" allen wrench, which is larger than most basic sets include. Otherwise, the fit and strength seem good. Installation is a breeze once you've got the right hardware. I hope that, over time, the set screw joints don't settle.
Pros:
Ease of installation, including adjustment.
Cons:
Despite including about 3 pounds of bolts and screws, there are just too many speakers to ever be universal. Crutchfield could reduce cost and add value by only sending the fasteners need for your application.
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5 out of 5

Sanus WMS5 Five-pack

Written By Tony A, Cleveland, Tn. on Friday, June 22, 2012
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easy to use. just as advertised. very good product.
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4 out of 5

Nice Mounts that really came through!

Written By Dave S, Greensboro, NC on Saturday, May 12, 2012
 
These mounts are really nice. They do the job well and are able to hold some decent weight. I used them with the Energy RC-Micro 5.1 Home theater speaker system. The kit came with quite a few nut and bolts for different configurations, but I did have to modify the mounts with longer bolts that I picked up from another retailer. I mounted 4 out of the 5 "cube" speakers with this hardware and with the mods, they worked like a charm!
Pros:
In my configuration, they mount the speakers nicely to the wall. (You can also mount them to the ceiling if you so desire). They are strong and look really good.
Cons:
I had to pick up some extra bolts to make the mounts work with the Energy RC-Micro 5.1 Home theater speaker system's cube speakers. That wasn't that much of a big deal. The only other thing that surprised me was the packaging had been previously opened and taped back with scotch tape, as it must have not worked out for someone else and they returned the product. Although I paid for a new product, I got an "open item" product. This concerned me at first, but in the end it didn't really matter
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3 out of 5

OK for the price

Written By B, NY,NY on Monday, February 14, 2011
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Not as universal as you would like. Requires some imagination if you dont want to
screw into the back of your satellite speakers. They are quite easy to assemble, but
mounting to the back of sony satellites required some extra hardware.
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4 out of 5

mounts

Written By Radhey, Danvers, MA on Sunday, February 06, 2011
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Thease mounts works on Engergy RC Micro 5.1. The screws which comes to mount the speakers are short. The right size is 1/4"-20, and 1-3/4" long. I have hard time to find this size of screws. So I end up getting 2.0" lg screws. I have to buy 1" OD washers (three washer per speaker) to have the speakers to be mounted on brackets. If you are not technical mind person than you may have hard time to figure it out. No instructions (how to mount the Energy RC-Micro 5.1 speakers).
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4 out of 5

Good quality

Written By MeiganP, Orlando, Fl on Tuesday, January 18, 2011
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Well designed product and easy assembly. I would suggest for ceiling installation that two extension brackets are included versus one, with a drop ceiling one is simply not enough. But excellent product!
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1 question already asked

I've got a PolkAudio Blackstone TL1900 5.1 surround system I'm setting up. Would these mounts work for my front and rears? [ Mike  Dec 28, 2013 ]
1 answer
  • These do look like they would be a good match for the TL1900 speakers, but I would recommend checking with a Advisor by phone or online chat to confirm. [ Jeff Staff  Dec 29, 2013 ]

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