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Center Stage Bracket CSB-1205-BLK

Ultra-slim speaker shelf for flat-panel TVs

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by Kristen Schaub

A flat-panel TV is great — unless you want to place your center channel speaker above it. That's where the CSB-1205-BLK comes in. This ultra-slim bracket easily attaches to the top of your flat-panel TV and acts as a shelf for a center channel speaker or other slim component. So you can have the speaker above the TV where you want it, giving you the best sound without having to drill mounting holes in your wall.

This ultra-slim shelf is designed for small- and medium-sized center channel speakers with a maximum depth of 5". Thick rubber caps at the end of the legs tighten against your TV to keep the shelf securely in place. You can also adjust the mounting screws to angle the speaker down towards your listening position for better sonic performance. The top plate of the shelf is fitted with a foam strip on the bottom to protect the finish on your TV, and comes with a non-slip mat to keep the speaker from sliding around.

Highlights:

  • mounts directly to virtually any free-standing or wall-mounted TV
  • holds a speaker or other component up to 5" deep and weighing up to 15 lbs.
  • 6" support legs with rubber caps keep shelf in place
  • foam bottom protects TV finish
  • high-grade aluminum and steel construction
  • includes non-slip mat to keep speaker in place
  • black powder-coated finish
  • shelf measures 12"W x 5"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
 

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  • Top plate
  • 2 Support legs (with adjustable threaded handles and swivel feet)
  • Non-slip mat
  • 5 Machine screws
  • Hex-key
  • Installation Instructions

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Features

Overview: Center Stage Brackets were developed to meet the growing demand for brackets that would allow consumers to place center channel speakers and other home theater components on top of flat-panel LCD, LED, and Plasma television displays.

High-Grade Aluminum Construction: The Center Stage Bracket is constructed of high-grade aluminum and uses adjustable steel hardware. It is available in a power coated gloss-black finish. Each bracket is outfitted with a protective foam strip (which protects the television) and comes with a non-slip mat to keep your center speaker securely in place and free from damage or sliding.

Ultra-Slim Design: This Ultra-slim model (Slim CSB 1205 BLK) is designed to accommodate television installations which are quite close to the wall although it will work well in nearly any home theater setup. This model is suited for small and medium-sized speakers which have a maximum depth of 5-inches and weigh up to 15 lbs.

Center Channel Application: The Center Stage Bracket is suited for a wide range of speakers and televisions. The Center Stage Bracket allows speakers to be easily and quickly  mounted on top of modern flat-panel televisions whether they are freestanding or wall-mounted. The Center Stage Bracket is aesthetically pleasing and allows the center channel speaker to be placed in an optimal position without damage to the television.

Component Application: The Center Stage Bracket is also very effective at holding various audio/video components on top of flat-panel televisions and computer monitors including Blue-ray players, DVD players, satellite receivers, and cable boxes. In addition, the Center Stage Bracket can be used with Web cams for video conferencing rooms or personal computers.

Installation: The Center Stage Bracket features a low-profile design that is easy to install. It universally mounts on top of most flat-panel televisions that are freestanding or wall-mounted. The Center Stage Bracket features a top plate with a protective foam strip that rests on the top of your flat-panel television, and two adjustable leg supports which clamp to the back of your flat-panel TV for an easy and secure installation. A non-slip mat is provided to place over the top plate to keep your center-channel speaker from sliding.

 
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5 out of 5

Center Stage Bracket CSB-1205-BLK

Written By WMR, Marion, NC on Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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very nice mount easy to mount and use exactly what I needed
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5 out of 5

Just what I needed

Written By PatE, Texas on Tuesday, August 28, 2012
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Just what I needed, Easy to install and puts the sound right where it belongs without mounting to the wall
Pros:
easy to install
Cons:
a little pricey
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5 out of 5

AV Center Speaker Shelf

Written By TonsOfSteel, NH on Thursday, March 01, 2012
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I have this on the top of my Panasonic 54" G25. The G25 is mounted on my wall. I'd been searching for a solution since I bought this TV. This thing is pricey, but it is worth it.
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4 out of 5

good product for smaller center channels

Written By brianbox, portland Oregon on Wednesday, February 22, 2012
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good product for placing a smaller center on the TV. I slipped it right on top of the Sony flat screen and is supported by a couple of legs that leverage it against the back of the TV. It was very easy to put together and it helped with the sound since I was able to bring the speaker to same plane as the rest of the front channels. otherwise I had to amount the speaker on the wall behind the tv. and that killed a lot of sound.
Pros:
easy to mount and very low profile.
Cons:
too small, it will only hold a smaller center and if you want to use a sound bar you will need two side by side. The TV is a little top heavy now and a little shaky when I swivel the TV around.
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5 out of 5

works perfect

Written By Israel, Tulsa, OK on Wednesday, February 22, 2012
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use it on a 46" samsung 3d tv and it works great.
Pros:
none
Cons:
slim design
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5 out of 5

Works great. So glad I bought it!

Written By Rob D., Lakewood, CA on Sunday, January 29, 2012
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Using this to hold a center speaker on my flat panel TV. Fits perfectly. Great craftsmanship
Pros:
Virtually disappears. Sturdy.
Cons:
The price was a bit high, but it was worth every penny.
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5 out of 5

Center Stage Bracket CSB-1205-BLK

Written By Robert H, MD, Chesapeake, VA on Wednesday, December 21, 2011
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I wanted to mount my soundbar (Boston Accoustics TVee Model 30) on top of my Sharp Aquos 70". I only have 6" from the wall to the leading edge of the top of the TV with the TV pitched at a viewing angle I did not want to change. Since this model of Center Stage bracket required only 5 1/2" clearance as opposed to the one designed for soundbars that required 6 1/2", I simply purchased two of these and it worked perfectly. Arrived the day after I ordered them. Thanks, Crutchfield.
Pros:
Simple, elegant design. Fine materials
Cons:
Can't think of anything.
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4 out of 5

Center Stage Bracket CSB-1205-BLK

Written By TD, Phoenix, AZ on Monday, September 05, 2011
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Works perfectly. Couldn't be more satisfied.
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5 out of 5

Center Stage Bracket CSB-1205-BLK

Written By GaryH, San Antonio, Tx on Tuesday, August 02, 2011
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This shelf was extremely easy to assemble and a perfect size for my Polk Audio Center channel speaker to mount above my Panasonic 58" Plasma tv. Looks very nice. I would recommend this product. As another benefit there are differant sizes to choose from.
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4 out of 5

Center Stage Bracket CSB-1205-BLK

Written By mark h., poughkeepsie ny on Monday, April 04, 2011
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works great...seems expensive for what it is but it did work well for me.
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