Hate the idea of placing a center channel speaker below your flat-panel TV, or of drilling holes in your wall to mount it? The CSB-1206-BLK is a small shelf that easily attaches to the top of your flat-panel TV, so you can place a center channel speaker above it. It's also great for getting slim components, like a DVD player, up off your component rack when you need the space.

This shelf is designed for small- and medium-sized center channel speakers with a maximum depth of 6". 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.

Product Highlights:

  • mounts directly to virtually any free-standing or wall-mounted TV
  • holds a speaker or other component up to 6" 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 6"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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wider center stage speaker shelf

Written By Mike G., Johnson City, TN on Thursday, July 03, 2014

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This is the second CSB-1206 bracket I have purchased. I have only found the CSB-1205 available elsewhere. At six inches deep, it is perfect for by energy verities mini center channel. All other available shelves including the CSB 1205 are 5 inches or less deep. The CSB 1206 is solid and stable and allows the speaker to be slightly tilted forward for best center channel presence.

Pros: stability and better dimensions for most center channel speakers

Cons: No longer available.


Written By Chris, New York on Monday, April 07, 2014

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Perfect solution for my center channel. Sine I have no space under my tv, above is the proper solution.

Pros: Sleek appearance.


Written By EdP, Columbia, SC on Monday, April 07, 2014

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I was really struggling trying to figure out what to do with my fairly large Bose center speaker with no new slim TV -- feel so lucky to have found this product. Works perfectly.

Pros: Simple design, easy to install, adjustable, sturdy.

Cons: A little more than I wanted to spend, but worth it.

Aweome speaker mount!

Written By T. Small, Los Angeles on Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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This was so easy to mount, is incredibly stable, and almost invisible when looking at the TV. I was skeptical but could not be more pleased.

Pros: Easy install, stable, supports the speaker perfectly

Cons: None

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Written By GeeDog, SouthWest, CT on Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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I love this item. It puts the sound from the center speaker exactly where it should be.

Pros: Easy to install. Easily adjustable.

Cons: None so far.

Perfect for needs

Written By brad, Lancaster, wi on Wednesday, December 25, 2013

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Works great. Perfect for holding a medium sized center channel

Cons: None

Easy to set up and works great

Written By GAB, Encinitas, CA on Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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Set up in moments and looks great.

Pros: It looks like it is part of the TV

Center stage TV mount

Written By GeneP, Yakima, WA on Monday, December 16, 2013

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The center stage bracket hangs over the top edge of the TV and has adjustable standoffs on the back. It rests surprisingly secure on the TV and is very stable! It is unobtrusive looking and positions the center speaker wonderfully for spatial imaging.

Pros: Works well! does everything I exspect!

Cons: none

Sturdy and Ergonomic. Good Looks.

Written By JB, Levittown, PR on Saturday, October 19, 2013

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This is a sturdy, ergonomic and secure stand for a small to mid-size center speaker. Before I bought this stand, I had my center speaker at the bottom of my home theater rack. When I placed it on top of my TV, it made an inmense difference, not only esthetically but in sound performance as well. Gave it only 4 stars because I don't feel quite100% sure about how is tighten in the back of the TV.

Pros: Sturdy, ergonomic, easy to assmble and install.

Cons: Don't like how is tighten in the back of the TV.

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Written By Larry S, Portage Mi. on Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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Worked perfect, center speaker fits , the right price too!

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Written By Paul, colorado on Monday, July 22, 2013

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works perfect

Pros: easy to install

Cons: none

Center Channel stage bracket worked beautifully!

Written By BenF, Houston TX on Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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Not much to go wrong with this thing.....Its a setup of metal and knobs that fits nicely onto the top of your flatscreen with out being too messy. I appreciate the soft knobs against the TV instead of a metal to metal connection. Also comes with a nice anti-slip mat for the stage. The sound coming from my DefTech ProCenter 1000 is just right for its height and hearing angle. I highly recommend.

Pros: The soft knobs are what presses to the TV....I wanted that over a more metallic meeting between the stage brackets and the TV.

Cons: None.

Convenient and easy to use

Written By RobertoD, Allen, TX on Monday, May 06, 2013

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Works as advertised. The thin profile and mounting hw makes it easy to install and almost impossible to see.

Pros: Easy to install, good quality

Center Stage Bracket

Written By BobN, Allentown, PA on Thursday, March 21, 2013

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A bit pricey for what it is but it works great! Prior to purchasing my center speaker was in side the TV stand. Because of the placement in the TV stand there wasn't much of a separation between center channel and the left and right front speakers.

Pros: Easily mounts center speaker above TV place on a TV stand, very easy to assemble and adjust.

Cons: Cost is a bit high for what it is.

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Written By robert, pittsburgh,pa. on Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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unit works well.good degree of angle for center channel.matting material on unit works great at all angles.no slipping.overall excellent product. at this price i cant complain.

Pros: degree of angle.no slipping.

Cons: none

Center Stage Bracket

Written By Hilton, Birmingham, AL on Monday, January 21, 2013

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I order this to place on top of a 42" Sony. Works perfectly.

Worked great

Written By Lou, Cary NC on Friday, October 05, 2012

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worked great

Pros: easy to assemble, designed to fit most any flat screen TV

Cons: A little expense but probably a good value

Nice center speaker solution

Written By Mark R, Ohio on Saturday, September 08, 2012

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Works great. No holes in the wall. It moves with your articulating wall mounted TV to focus the sound with the screen. My 17-inch JBL speaker is held nicely. Great solution.

Pros: If it did not work I could return it to Crutchfield and try something else. It works nicely. The tilt of my TV is no problem with the non-slip foam to securely hold my speaker.

Cons: Wish it was less expensive, but I am glad ti find a good product at a fair? price ...I was willing to pay it, and I'm satisfied.

Center channel speaker stand

Written By Anonymous, Brownstown, mi on Thursday, August 02, 2012

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Very easy install and the stand was definitely sturdy enough for my large Bose center channel. By moving the center speaker off of my tv stand it has dramatically increased the looks of my entertainment system also.

Pros: Ease of install, great speaker placement, relatively unseen.

Cons: I would have like there to be another size option between the huge 30" and 12" version I purchased, perhaps an 18" version would be nice.

Great Idea

Written By Ray M, Longmont, CO on Saturday, July 21, 2012

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Smart way to place your center channel speaker. Easily installed.

Pros: Great looks, easy to install.

Perfect Placement

Written By Aaron, GA on Wednesday, May 02, 2012

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The perfect name for the perfect piece. This bracket places the center channel in a sweet spot that is even better than at the base of a monitor / TV. It supports, makes the speaker look as if it is floating and holds it securely in place. I think it is a bit over priced but I am happy with it.

Pros: Saves space, supports, virtually invisible, holds securely in place.

Cons: None

Great Buy

Written By jkt56, Chester, VA on Wednesday, April 04, 2012

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This is a unique poduct and there are not many comparable products around as I researched the web extensively. There are not many center speakers small enough to put in front of a tv that sits on a cabinet without blocking the IR sensor. The only products I found were basically portable IR devices and they were no rated highly. The shelf works great and is easy to st-up on the tv. A great find.

Pros: Easy to set-up, reasonably priced, works well

Cons: Hard to find

It works

Written By Warren, Palm Bch Gnds, Fl on Sunday, April 01, 2012

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Simple and effective.

Pros: Performs as advertised

Cons: None

Nice product

Written By tblosser, Atlanta, GA on Sunday, March 04, 2012

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This is a great product!

Pros: sturdy

Cons: none

Fantastic Product!

Written By Happy Customer, Appleton, WI on Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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This is a fantastic product. It worked perfectly on my 50" Panasonic plasma. It was easy to assemble and is very sturdy. I use it for my soundbar, which is probably around 25 lbs. and it has no problem holding it in place. Even better, I used my credit card's cash back program for a Crutchfield voucher and ended up paying nothing for it! Even at full price, it is well worth it, considering there is free shipping. I would definitely recommend this product and I will certainly consider purchasing from Crutchfield again!

Pros: Sturdy yet minimal design -- it virtually disappears once the soundbar is mounted. Also love the free shipping!

Cons: Some customers may be put off by the price but it is worth the money.

Great shelf for center speaker!

Written By anned, Frisco, TX on Friday, February 10, 2012

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Just what I needed to hold my center speaker on top of my new 55" plasma! Easy assembly. Highly adjustable. Superior quality. Comes in variety of sizes. Nothing else on the market like it. Only sold by Crutchfield in the US. Have already told others to buy.

Pros: great, sturdy, unobtrusive, adjustable, simple to assemble

Cons: Pricey

Perfect center solution

Written By RJF, Clinton, NJ on Sunday, October 02, 2011

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Perfect solution for my center channel. Inconspicuous, well made, no assembly issues.

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Written By Robert R., Southern California on Saturday, August 20, 2011

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It's perfect

Center Stage

Written By Doug B, Maui Hawaii on Saturday, July 16, 2011

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The center stage was easy to mount on my thin flat screen TV. It has two different length nuts. I used the long ones for my application since my screen is ultra thin Toshiba LED flat screen. Very fast shipping on this product. I think it only took 2 days to get arrive.

smart and simple cc speaker placement solution

Written By R, San Juan, PR on Thursday, July 14, 2011

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sturdy, nice and simple center channel space solution. I needed to move my cc speaker to acomodate my new 65 inch 3D plasma as the cc speaker blocked the tv's 3D signal emitter, I was about to drill holes for brackets when I stumbled on this alternative, decided to give it a try and it fitted perfectly above my plasma. Very practical cheap solution with no messy drilling etc..

Great Product

Written By Mark, Raleigh, NC on Wednesday, July 06, 2011

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This is a great product, but I agree the price is a little high. I had rewards that I cashed in for crutchfield ecard, well worth that amount. I did not have space to sit my center channel directly in front of my TV. This works great to sit on top of my 32 Toshiba LCD TV.

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Written By Jake, Tucson, AZ on Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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I got this to mount the center speaker for my Energy Take Classic and it fits nicely. I previously had the center channel down by my feet, and this thing gives a huge improvement in sound. The speaker is louder, more direct to ear level now.

It comes with two short and two long bolts. You use the longer ones on an ultra-thin HD TV, and the shorter ones for others, which is nice because I can still use it should I upgrade TVs. It's a little pricey for what you get, but the materials are high quality, and it's sturdy when it's installed. It also looks very clean, and blends in with most TVs easily. Highly recommended.

Awesome Accessory

Written By TexM, San Antonio on Friday, June 03, 2011

Great product--easy install--solid quality--solves my center speaker location issue without building another shelf--I love it!

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Written By NinjaTurtle, Central Florida on Monday, March 21, 2011

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Upon first finding this product online...I was really excited. I don't have enough room to place ANY speaker of meaningful quality in front of my TV, and no desire to attempt to drill holes into the less-than-sturdy drywall behind the TV (guess why my tv is on a stand and not mounted).

Enter this shelf. Voila! It shipped quickly (as always). Upon taking it out of the box, I began to doubt its sturdiness and its weight rating. I mean, it was quality, to be sure...but I wasn't sure that the legs would support my 27lb center channel speaker.

WELL, after assembling it and getting it in place, it certainly does the trick perfectly. The metal pieces and fasteners are of a higher quality than I thought...they're holding up great. The shelf is also adjustable for cant; meaning you can tilt it down so the center channel aims down at you (this sits on top of a 55" LCD and I have an IKEA couch...do the math....I'm already well below centerline.). I'm officially recommending this to my friends.

Pricey but great simple product for flat plasma TV's

Written By GadgetGuy, New York on Thursday, October 07, 2010

I'm very happy with CSB-1206-BLK. Using it on a 42-inch Samsung Plasma. Perfect solution for simple dilemma - where to put your center speaker without putting up shelves or holes in walls.

So why did I give it 4 stars instead of 5? Well, here are the pros and cons to explain...

- Perfect size for anything up to 12 inches wide / 6 inches deep
- Foam protector prevents scratching your TV bezel
- Takes about 5 minutes to assemble and put in place
- Rubber feet on the props prevent scratching on the back of TV
- Two sets of prop legs, easy to adjust for different TV depths from very thin to medium (my plasma is a bit old, so it's a bit thicker than the newer ones, so the shorter props were great to have)

- Over-priced. Sure, that is relative to ones budget and the value they get out of an item, but this simple (yet great) product is a bit over-priced in my opinion. I think $25 to $30 would be more fair, but again that's relative to opinion and budget.
- Hex/Allen screws - the little screws that hold the posts to the platform require an allen wrench. The wrench IS PROVIDED, BUT I would prefer a standard philips head screw.

So if it was a little cheaper and the screws were more universal this would get 5 stars for sure!

Bottom line - great product, simple, does the job perfectly. In 5 minutes your center speaker is in the perfect spot, no holes or drilling in walls, anyone can do it! I recommend this item.

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What's in the box?

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

Product Research


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 used 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.

Low-Profile Design: This low-profile model (Small CSB 1206 BLK) is designed to accommodate television installations in nearly any home theater setup which are freestanding. This model is suited for small and medium-sized speakers which have a maximum depth of 6-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 that are freestanding. 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. 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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