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Wall- and ceiling-mount speaker bracket (Black)

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by Ralph Graves

Securely mount compact satellite speakers to your wall or ceiling with the Pinpoint AM20 bracket. Its ball-and-socket joint gives you a 90° pivot, and you can rotate the mounting arm a full 360° for added positioning flexibility. This bracket is compatible with a wide range of satellite speakers, including those found in many surround sound speaker systems.

The AM20 is perfect for folks who want to connect in-wall speaker cable to a wall-mounted speaker. It includes a metal mounting plate that can attach directly to a standard single-gang junction box. Just install a J-box where you'd like to mount your speaker, and you'll have a safe, clean way for your in-wall cable to exit your wall. You'll enjoy a clean, uncluttered appearance with no exposed wires.

Highlights:

  • for wall- or ceiling-mounted satellite speakers
  • weight capacity: 11 lbs. when mounted to a stud
  • can mount directly to single-gang J-box
  • rotates 360° and pivots 90°
  • attaches to speaker's keyhole slot or threaded inserts
  • mounting hardware included
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
 

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  • Black adjustable speaker bracket assembly
  • Black dual point mounting bracket
  • Black extension arm
  • Black wall plate
  • 6mm x 25mm Bolt
  • Two 6mm x 12mm bolts
  • Two 5mm x 12mm bolts
  • 5mm x 25mm Bolt
  • 1/4"-20 x 1" Bolt
  • 1/4-20 x 1.75" Bolt
  • Two 1/4"-20 x 1/2" bolts
  • Two 5mm x 31mm wood-screws
  • Two 3.5mm x 30mm machine screws
  • Two 6mm flat-washers
  • 1/4" Flat-washer
  • 1/4" Lock-washer
  • 5mm Threaded screw-cap
  • 2 Plastic drywall anchors
  • Assembly and Mounting Instructions sheet

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Features

Overview: The Pinpoint AM20 Universal Home Theater Speaker Wall/Ceiling Bracket is suitable for all home theater satellite speakers with the following types of mountings - Single Threaded insert, Dual threaded inserts, Keyhole. This bracket is a complete mounting solution for home theater speakers and will work for both wall or ceiling applications. This speaker bracket also comes with a steel adapter plate that allows the speaker bracket to attach directly to a single ganged electrical box if your home is pre-wired. In addition, the bracket comes supplied with a short-arm (45mm) and an extension-arm (100mm) to place your speaker closer or further away from the wall or ceiling. The AM20 speaker bracket supports speakers up to 11 lbs. Once your speaker is mounted the AM20 allows you to rotate your speaker 360-degrees and pivot the speaker 90-degrees for precise positioning of the speaker in your home theater system. The AM20 comes supplied with all the necessary hardware to mount your speaker to the bracket and the bracket to your wall or ceiling.

Note: The AM20 is sold individually as a single speaker bracket; not in pairs. The AM20 is available in the following finishes - Black, White and Silver.

Speaker Mounts: The bracket works with the following types of satellite speakers mounts:

  • Single Threaded Insert: If the speaker has a single threaded insert, one of the supplied long screws (M5 x 25mm, M6 x 25mm, 1/4"-20 x 1", or 1/4"-20 x 1.75") can be used to attach the speaker to the bracket using the single point adapter.
  • Dual Threaded Inserts: If the speaker has dual threaded inserts, you must first attach the dual point adapter plate to the bracket, then use the shorter screw pairs (M5 x 12mm, M6 x 12mm, or 1/4"-20 x 1") to attach the speaker to the bracket. Screw spacing for the dual point adapter plate is 1.9375" to 2.625"
  • Keyhole Slot: If the speaker has a keyhole slot, you must first loosely attach the M5 threaded screw-cap to the M5 x 12mm screw through the single point adapter. The head of the screw is then inserted into the keyhole slot and tightened to hold the speaker firmly.

Wall Mounting: The speaker bracket's metal mounting plate is first mounted to the wall in a vertical position. There are 2 mounting holes with a screw spacing of 1.875" to 2.625" for the supplied wood screws, plus a raised lip for routing the speaker wire through the wall. Once the metal mounting plate is secured to the wall, the cover plate snaps over the metal mounting plate for a clean and professional look. In addition, the speaker bracket comes supplied with a steel adapter plate that allows the AM20 to attach directly to a single ganged electrical box if your home is pre-wired.

Mounting Requirement: It is recommended that the bracket be mounted to a wall or ceiling stud. If the only location is drywall for ceiling or wall mounting then it will necessary to use the supplied drywall anchors for a speaker up to 5 lbs. If your speaker is over 5 lbs, it will be necessary to obtain high quality drywall anchors like Buildex E-Z Toggle or toggler Anchor available at most hardware stores in the US. 

Dimensions:

  • Bracket With Short Arm: Width = 2.045", Height = 3.655", Depth = 3.548"
  • Bracket With Extension-Arm: Width = 2.045", Height = 3.655", Depth = 5.763"

 

 
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5 out of 5

All the right Parts are included

Written By westewart, Amissville,VA on Wednesday, April 23, 2014
 
I used 2 of these to wall mount two rear Bose Cube speakers -They work out great lots of options for hanging and adjusting the speakers
Pros:
Each package contains all parts you need plus screws for attaching for wall mount or ceiling mount or using a outlet box as well as different parts for attaching speakers.
Cons:
NONE
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5 out of 5

Pinpoint AM20

Written By Menincamo, Woodbridge, VA on Saturday, March 22, 2014
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Speaker anchor worked just as stated on description. Works perfect and I am enjoying my Front Surrounds angled perfectly for my livingroom.
Pros:
Easy to install, made solid
Cons:
N/A
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4 out of 5

Pinpoint AM20

Written By sheysdaddy, Ohio on Friday, December 06, 2013
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Easy to use and install, very solid construction.
Pros:
Hides the wire
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Pinpoint am20 speaker mount

Written By Dave, Wisconsin on Thursday, May 16, 2013
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Best mounts ever used. Quick install. Hardware for all types of speakers included. Would rate 6 put of 5. !!
Pros:
Quick, sturdy, adjustable and easy
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Speaker brackets

Written By Anonymous, Pennington, NJ on Thursday, May 16, 2013
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These brackets were easy to install, as a female lol. They work perfectly for my Sony surround sound speakers!!!
Pros:
Easy install Multiple install hardware options
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5 out of 5

Great Mounts

Written By MichaelB, Pleasant View, UT on Thursday, May 02, 2013
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Quality of mounts is great. Used them to mount satellite ceiling speakers (DefTech Pro 800s). They worked perfectly, and look great.
Pros:
construction, included hardware, looks, quality
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Great Choice

Written By Gary D, Frisco, Texas on Thursday, May 02, 2013
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I was very pleased with the ease of installation. I'll admit to some anxiety, because I've never installed speakers before. I wanted to make sure that it appeared professional and didn't look trashy in any way. The Pinpoint Am20 made it really easy for me to make look and appear outstanding
Pros:
Ease of installation
Cons:
Would have liked a little easier to follow instructions
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5 out of 5

Pinpoint AM20

Written By GeorgeC, Mathews Va on Saturday, March 16, 2013
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love all the mounting options
Pros:
went up in 10min, love mounting options
Cons:
set screws easly droped
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5 out of 5

Great product!

Written By DWiess, Chicago, IL on Sunday, December 16, 2012
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Looking for mounts to cover the holes left from wires being pulled for surround sound. Worked perfectly! AND had no issue with weight...a little tricky to install using the key hole option but after a little time we figured it out. Very VERY glad we chose this item.
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4 out of 5

Pinpoint AM20

Written By ClintM, Clovis,CA on Friday, October 19, 2012
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This product worked just as described. My speakers are now wall mounted just as I expected.
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5 out of 5

Nice solution

Written By Mike P, Denver, CO on Tuesday, October 09, 2012
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Our home had been per-wired for surround sound and we used the AM20 to mount the Bose Acoustamas single cube speakers. The AM20 was the perfect solution since it offered the option to mount directly to the single gang box. Very straightforward installation, and provides a very clean, professional installation.
Pros:
Simple, quick and easy.
Cons:
A tad bit pricey.
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5 out of 5

Excellent brackets

Written By Chad, Atlanta, GA on Tuesday, September 18, 2012
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Excellent product. I used these to hang my Polk TL 250 Blackstone speakers. They are very solid and hold the speakers well. The only issue I had was that the bolts provided weren't the right length (like some other reviewers said), but I went and bought new bolts (machines screws that were 1/4-20X1-1/2) for about a buck and they are snug as can be now. I cut out drywall and installed a single gang box to work with these speakers and am extremely pleased. The clean look and cable management also are a huge plus for me. If you are installing on a single gang box, look no further than this product!
Pros:
Look, stability, cable management
Cons:
Screws didn't work that came with product, but easily correctable.
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5 out of 5

worked great

Written By Elmo, SC on Thursday, September 13, 2012
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These worked great for some 6lb speakers with a threaded connector. I had to toss half the hardware once done since it's a generic kit. Seems like they could make some specific kits and save a few dollars and some parts for those who are sure of what they need. But still, they worked out great for my install.
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3 out of 5

Over rated

Written By Gene, Hilo, HI on Monday, August 20, 2012
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I have a pair of these with NHT Superzero 2s which weigh less than 6 pounds. These mounts have difficulty holding these speakers without sagging. There is no way they will hold a 12 pound speaker.

The little allen head set screws strip out when trying to apply enough tension to keep the speakers from sagging.

The omnimounts are likely a better option.
Pros:
Comes with electrical box wall plates that I was able to use without the electrical box for a nice looking install.
Cons:
Will NEVER, EVER hold a 12 pound speaker at any angle other than fully collapsed. Instructions aren't very good.
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5 out of 5

High quality and very nice finished look

Written By JohnR, Bellevue, WA on Tuesday, July 10, 2012
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I recently retrofit a room with a home theater and used these mounts on the ceiling for book-shelf sized speakers. Each speaker weighs around 7lbs and these are solid. There are multitude of adjustment options and any angle is posible. The kit included an extension bar which I did not need, although I did mount the speakers horizontally. There are also a number of screws and mounting options contained in the kit. Overall a great option for just about any mounting requirement of smaller speakers.
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5 out of 5

Pinpoint AM20 speaker mounts

Written By JB, Mechanicsville, MD on Sunday, May 27, 2012
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Great mounts for connecting speakers to prewired electrical boxes. Lots of mounting options included. Exactly what I needed to finish off a new home theater.
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4 out of 5

Pinpoint AM20

Written By Anonymous, Longmotn, CO on Friday, May 25, 2012
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Did what I needed for an ok price. Lots of extra parts and the Energy Take Classic speakers used the screw mount with extra washers instead of the keyhole. A little bit wobbly, but acceptable. Looks nice.
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5 out of 5

Pinpoint AM20

Written By PaulQ, Greensboro,NC on Monday, May 14, 2012
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AM20 mount is very well designed and easily installed
Pros:
can adjust speaker direction easilty
Cons:
better installation instructions
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3 out of 5

Ok, but can't take rated weight

Written By HGB, NJ on Thursday, April 26, 2012
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Easy to install. However although rated for 12 lbs, couldn't handle 10 lb speakers without sagging.
Pros:
Installation
Cons:
Strength
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5 out of 5

Very Pleased!

Written By JoelB, St. Louis, MO on Monday, April 02, 2012
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Very pleased with the mounts. Wanted something that would mount directly to en electrical box. Was using these mounts in conjunction with Sony home theater speakers. I will say the assembly was very easy. However, if go by the instructions, it can be little confusing. Highly recommend these speaker mounts.
Pros:
Works as described!!
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3 out of 5

Pinpoint AM20

Written By MK, Danville, PA on Friday, March 30, 2012
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Product Design is good. The bracket that connects to the speaker actually broke in two pieces as I was tightening the screw on the back of Bose 100 series speaker!! The part is made of cast iron and is actually very brittle. Crutchfield was very understanding and shipped a complete new package. Thanks Crutchfield! Will have to see how the product stands-up in the Basement Home theater.
Pros:
Good Looking, well designed.
Cons:
Pictorial Instructions that came with the product are very confusing and disorganized. I recommend the user perform a trial run to see how the parts all fit to gather first before getting up on the step ladder! Cast Iron parts. Even 1/8 turn to tighten the screw broke the bracket in two.
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4 out of 5

Great for pre-wired installation

Written By Aaron S, Chattanooga, TN on Thursday, March 15, 2012
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These are great for pre-wired installation. They fit right over the standard electrical box. If you don't need them for that feature, I imagine you could find a less expensive product that would meet your needs, but I am certain these would work in other types of installation as well. I am using them with Mirage Nanosat Prestige (excellent fit) and a couple regular Nanosats (not as good of a fit). The instructions were a little hard to follow.
Pros:
Fits over a standard electrical box, versatile mounting options and speaker pointing.
Cons:
The provided screws work perfectly with the Nanosat Prestige, but the short screw is too short for the regular Nanosats, and the long one is too long for them. I ended up using the too long one. The speaker sticks off the mount due to this, but it seems secure and it is at the ceiling, so it is pretty much impossible to notice it. If you are using it to mount Nanosats, I suggest trying to get a mid-length screw, or using a bunch of washers or something to make the long screw work.
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5 out of 5

Pinpoint AM20

Written By Anthony, Lake Jackson, Tx on Tuesday, February 07, 2012
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The Pinpoint AM20 mount is very well designed and easily installed. Well worth the money. Speaker wire is almost unseen. I used 2 of them on electrical gang boxes. Worked extremely well.
Pros:
Looks great, can adjust speaker direction easilty.
Cons:
Maybe a little better installation instructions.
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4 out of 5

Gang Box Cover

Written By Beastdog, SD on Friday, February 03, 2012
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Good looking mount to cover the in wall gang box. Hardware supplied made it so no drilling into my speakers. I can't get them to hold up my 9 lbs Klipsch as designed. I was able to get them to hold the 9 lb speakers but only in one position "facing Down".
Pros:
Looks
Cons:
Not able to hold 11 lbs as advertised.
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1 out of 5

Ball-and-socket joint faulty

Written By Colin S, Cleveland, OH on Friday, January 20, 2012
 
Probably more of a design issue than a complaint, but the ball-and-socket joint is secured by 2 screws. Unfortunately, in my case, the screws failed to lock onto the ball causing the speaker to droop towards the floor. In fact, the screws can be tightened through the guide hole causing the screw to become lodged in the joint. Maybe it was just a defective item, but annoying nonetheless.
Cons:
Design
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5 out of 5

Finally, a good look for speaker wall mounts!!!

Written By Susan C, Olathe, Ks on Friday, September 16, 2011
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I could not believe my good fortune in finding these speaker wall mounts. They look so clean cut on the wall without the wire showing. Before we had the wire going from the electrical box on wall to the speaker mount close by, and I couldn't stand the look. (Tacky!!). Now with this product the plate and speaker mount fit over the electrical box. You feed the wire through the plate and then to the speakers. Believe me you won't be sorry, you will really like the new look.
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4 out of 5

Pinpoint AM20

Written By DannyB, Atlanta, GA on Monday, May 16, 2011
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I recently purchased a new home theater system and was told by the sales people
that my Definitive Technology speakers required proprietary mounts. However, I
have a brand new house, pre-wired for surround sound in the living room. Those
mounts would not fit on the electrical box already in place.

These mounts were exactly what I was looking for and were compatible with my
speakers. The only comment I have (which is both good and bad) is that they
came with every possible mounting/install option possible for both wall or
junction box mount. This is great as it allows many options, but also makes me
wonder if I paid for tons of extras I don't need.

Overall, I highly recommend these mounts for small speakers.
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4 out of 5

Fast/Easy install

Written By VT, East Providence, RI on Thursday, May 05, 2011
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Nice heavy duty mount. Mounted Sony rear surround speaker. Suggestion: I figured out which pieces I would need before mounting. Set it up on a table then mount. Had no issues with the hardware that was supplied. I would recommend to anyone. I don't believe this is worth the price, more like 18.99 or 15.99 but I would purchase this again.
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2 out of 5

Robust, but did not install 1-2-3

Written By GK, Hampton, NJ on Tuesday, February 08, 2011
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I had to buy srews because the package did not fit the Polk Audio TL2 speaker connection. Disappointed that the plate allowing wire penetration does not combine with the plastic cover plate hiding the wall screws; the plastic cover can only be used with the bracket, but then a separate solution is needed for wire penetration through the sheetrock. Unfortunately, I have not found a neat solution to install and hide the wire in an aesthetic package. I still have second thoughts if it was worth it.
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4 out of 5

pinpoint am20

Written By gd, St. Augustine, FL on Tuesday, September 14, 2010
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I used these with my Energy RC 5.1 micro's and they worked very well. The only problem
was that the screw provided by the Energy Micro's was a little long and the washers
provided by the pinpoint am20's weren't thick enough so the speaker shook a little when
the screw was completely tightened. This was easily fixed by getting some thicker
washers but should these have been provided by pinpoint or the speakers? I don't know.
Set up requires attention but the final outcome was very good. Overall I'm very pleased
with my purchase and the guys @ Crutchfield are great!
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5 out of 5

Pinpoint AM20

Written By SP, Atlanta,GA on Monday, August 23, 2010
 
This is the best mount for pre-wired homes and looks great too.
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3 out of 5

Pinpoint AM20

Written By Ken, Oakland, CA on Monday, February 15, 2010
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For the bracket that is used without an electrical box, there does not appear to be a conduit, hole, etc. for speaker wires. I went ahead and used the other plate instead. Also, one of the allen head screws disappeared into the hole it was in when I tried to tighten it and I could not retreive it. I went ahead and used another screw on top of it (rather than sending the bracket back for another one), which is not ideal but got the bracket sufficiently tight to hold my Energy micro speakers. These speakers are very small and light. I doubt this "jury rig" would have worked with speakers that weighed several pounds.

Otherwise, the brackets come with a lot of hardware for securing different types of speakers and are OK.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

Pinpoint AM20

Written By BigSchwagg, Richmond, VA on Sunday, February 07, 2010
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Ceiling mounters be ware...This does not appear to be a true universal mount from the
"key hole" sense. The "key" from this mount was to thick for my Def Tech ProMonitor
800s therefore could not "slide in place".

I will not have to attempt to use the screw mount which is located towards the bottom of
this speaker. I am concerned there will not be enough clearance for the speaker at this
point.

I have not moved into the new house just yet so i cannot validate this screw mount will
work yet, but i definitely felt compelled to share with potential buyers that the keyhole
method does not appear to be universal.
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5 out of 5

Pinpoint AM20

Written By andrew, Surprise, AZ on Sunday, November 01, 2009
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I have larger Onkyo speakers from one of those complete "Home Theater Systems"
that include 5.1 speakers and a pretty entry level receiver. The speakers weigh
within spec of what these mounts are spec'd to hold, but I was worried none the
less. I installed my mounts to the j-boxes that existed in the ceiling for my
surround sound pre-wire. The mounts are holding my speakers with no issues.
The installation looks clean and impresses my friends. Over all this product is
awesome. I would not hesitate to buy these again.
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Mr. J

Written By Anonymous, CA on Tuesday, September 15, 2009
 
These mounts provide a very professional look.
Very sturdy hardware.
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5 out of 5

Easy!

Written By Jack, Elk City, OK on Thursday, April 30, 2009
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I needed speaker stands or mounts for the rear surround sound speakers for a Panasonic SC-BT100. This is a wireless rear speaker system, so this installations did not involve prewired junction boxes. The speaker brackets mounted easily into available wall studs, the speakers have standard threaded mounting holes that fit perfectly with included machine screws, and the 'ball and socket' connections between the mounting parts allow for infinite orientation the the speakers. A snap together cover completed the installation to look as though it was a cover on an electrical box...very clean look. Thanks to Marie for helping me select these mounts.
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5 out of 5

Pinpoint AM20

Written By Jennifer, Sebastian, FL on Sunday, March 15, 2009
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These brackets are great! I used them for my Polk Audio speakers 6751 series. They look awesome on the ceiling. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
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5 out of 5

Great Product

Written By Chris, Cypress, TX on Friday, January 30, 2009
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My house was pre-wired for surround and I purchased these brackets to support my Polk RM95 speakers. They work great and I had no problems installing them.
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5 out of 5

I got lucky

Written By Tom, Wayne, PA on Thursday, January 29, 2009
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I prewired the house for surround sound while it was being built without any predetermined idea about mounting the speakers. The electrician suggested I use junction boxes to identify where the wires terminated in the walls. It was a great suggestion, it made mounting the brackets and speakers a piece of cake. The brackets have infinite adjustment so you need to study excactly how you want to use them. They easily attached to my Polk speakers. If I were doing it all over, I would plan on using these mounts again.
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4 out of 5

Pinpoint AM20

Written By Jason, Houston, tx on Sunday, January 25, 2009
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My home came with the ceiling prewired for surround sound. I got the Onkyo HT-S5100, which have keyhole mounts. These brackets are great! They fit perfectly over the junction boxes. The only complaint I have is that there isn't a bracket designed to ceiling mount the center speaker which has two keyhole slots (one at each end of the speaker). I had to get creative to mount this.
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5 out of 5

Pinpoint AM20

Written By Gary, Yorkville, IL on Friday, January 23, 2009
 
I purchased these mounts since my house was pre-wired for surround. There are junction boxes where the speakers should be mounted. The hard part was making sure that I found speakers that would be compatible with the mounts. My old surround speakers were on stands and very heavy. I ended up purchasing the Polk Audio RM6751 speakers from Crutchfield at the same time. These speakers will work with either the single threaded insert or the keyhole.
The illustrations in the instructions are not very clear but once I figured it out, the mounting was a piece of cake. There are small screws that tighten and loosen so that you can turn the speakers the way you want which is pretty awesome. The only problem is that after moving the speakers in different directions several times, I think I stripped one of the screws. Anyway, I will try a home improvement store to see if I can find another one. Overall, I thought this was a great product for mounting to a single-gang junction box.
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5 out of 5

Awesome for Junction Box mounts

Written By Arthur, IL on Friday, January 23, 2009
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Our builder pre-wired for 5.1 surround so we needed a mount that would look clean on the wall and attach to the junction boxes that they used for the pre-wire. I was a little concerned because the junction box was installed horizontally rather than the traditional vertical mount. However, the mount is so flexible, it can directionally handle any angle mount. I can't imagine a junction box mount that it couldn't handle. I used the mount for a Bose Accoustimass 10 Series IV. I couldn't be happier. And the even better news is that my wife is happy with the look. Trust me, that is quite the accomplishment.
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4 out of 5

Best Solution for Junction Box Mounting

Written By Jesi, Charlotte, NC on Saturday, November 15, 2008
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Our builder pre-wired for 5.1 surround so we needed a mount that would look clean on the ceiling and attach to the junction boxes that they used for the pre-wire. I have Mirage Nanostat satellites mounted to the ceiling with these AM20's. There was no problem with the mounting angles and options (360 degree spin as well as 90 degree tilt from the bracket).

The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is that the three small screws (as seen on the description picture) used to tighten the various swing arms of the mount are easy to strip. They are tightened with the supplied allen wrench, but are easily stripped when tightening enough to keep a 4 pound speaker in the desired location.
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4 out of 5

Great Speaker Mount

Written By Dan, AZ on Sunday, November 09, 2008
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I bought these to mount my Klipsch XL-12 (Left/Right) and Klipsch XL-23 (Center) speakers for my home theater system. The XL-12's use one mount and the XL-23 used two. They were very easy to mount to the wall and then attach the speakers. I used the "electrical box" style wallplate for all of them and ran the speaker wire from behind the wall directly through the hole in the wallplate and it looks good. You can hardly see the wire. It is very easy to move the speaker to any orientation you want and lock it down. They have no problem holding the XL-12 @ 7.5 lbs in a vertical orientation with one bracket. I used two on the XL-23 since it is 18 lbs and it is rock solid. The only issue I had was that the ¼" x 20 screw to attach to the speaker wasn't in the package so I just went down to the local hardware store and bought some, no problem. I looked for quite a while to find the right brackets to let me mount these speakers to the wall and hold them away from the wall a few inches while holding this much weight. These are working great and are very solid.
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4 out of 5

Perfect for new construction

Written By Jeff, Lancaster, SC on Wednesday, September 03, 2008
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My builder pre-wired my home for Surround sound with junction boxes, these brackets mounted perfectly.
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1 out of 5

NOT UNIVERSAL

Written By Phillip, Seattle, WA on Friday, July 18, 2008
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Before reading, please understand that I knew BOSE had a speaker mount available, but I liked the way these mounted on the wall better... continue.

Okay, I purchased this product thinking it would truly be a universal product. I thought it would allow me to fit my Bose lifestyle 48 speakers on a single gang box rather than having multiple holes in my walls for a "simple" speaker mount.

1. The hole in the plate wasn't big enough to pull the giant hole through, so I drilled a 3/4" hole to give me room. It worked perfect, easily sliding the ridiculous tip of the proprietary BOSE speaker through.

2. Found out this wasn't the biggest problem. After "damaging the plates" (not returnable) I realized the product doesn't come with a way to mount these speakers to the arm either. Even if I found a screw that fit my Bose speakers, the end of the arm is too big and covers the speaker connection.

That was an expensive lesson I taught myself. The quest continues.







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4 out of 5

Good range of uses

Written By Frank, Northern Kentucky on Friday, June 06, 2008
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I bought these to mount some Polk R150 bookshelf speakers on my walls. I was able to use the included two-point adapter to mount the speakers on these brackets by removing two of the screws in the speaker binding post plate and replacing them with longer ones. I had to mount the adapter vertically on the speaker cabinet and off center. But this still worked.

Due to the sideways angle that I had to use to mount the speakers in my room (using the 100mm posts), this put a lot of excess torque on the mounting post. The posts are secured from turning in the j-box plates by use of an elongated hole. The excess torque put on the posts caused them to start to turn in the metal plates (since the plates are just a standard thickness j-box plate). They started to turn in the holes.

This did not happen when using the direct wall mounting bracket that also came with the AM20s. The wall/stud bracket is a thicker metal than the j-box plates.

I ended up fixing the problem with the plates by putting some epoxy on the end of the 100mm shafts prior to securing them to the j-box plates, and using a larger backing washer under the post nut.

I know that my setup was a little unorthodox due to the mounting angles of my speakers, the weight /size of the speakers, and that I was using the 100mm posts for wall mounting, even though they are meant for ceiling mounting.

All in all, these brackets are well engineered and manufactured. And they look great.




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5 out of 5

Easy Install

Written By John, Phoenix, AZ on Thursday, May 15, 2008
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I recently purchased a new home that I had pre-wired for surround sound. The builder installed single gang boxes with cover plates to conceal the wiring. I purchased these mounts because they easily installed right to the box. I couldn't be happier with the final outcome. I have bose accoustimass speakers and mounted them to the ceiling. I love the way these speakers can be directed practically anywhere. I would highly recommend this product if your house is pre-wired like I mentioned above.
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