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Center Stage Bracket CSB-3006-BLK

Sound bar speaker shelf for flat-panel TVs

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by Kristen Schaub

If you've got a slender sound bar speaker, here's a great way to mount it neatly and cleanly on top of your flat-panel TV without drilling holes in your wall. The CSB-3006-BLK speaker shelf attaches directly to the top of your TV, and provides a stable spot for your sound bar. You can free up space on your component rack, or wall-mount your TV and do away with the rack entirely.

This shelf is designed for sound bar 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.

Highlights:

  • mounts directly to virtually any free-standing or wall-mounted TV
  • holds a sound bar or three small speakers up to 6" deep
  • supports a total of 30 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(s) in place
  • black powder-coated finish
  • shelf measures 30"W x 6"D
  • warranty: 1 year
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  • Top plate
  • 3 Support legs (with adjustable short threaded handles and swivel feet)
  • Non-slip mat
  • 6 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 soundbar speakers and center channel speakers 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 (CSB-300-BLK-Soundbar) is designed to accommodate television installations in nearly any home theater setup which are freestanding or wall-mounted. This model is suited for large-sized speakers (such as soundbars) which have a maximum depth of 6-inches and weigh up to 30 lbs.

Center Channel/Soundbar 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 or soundbar to be placed in an optimal position without damage to the television.

Note: This model can also be used with smaller home theater systems where the left, center and right speakers can all be placed on top of 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 three 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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4 out of 5

Good shelf

Written By Mike B, Miami, FL on Sunday, November 03, 2013
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Good prduct...just got a flat screen, and needed a shelf to display A/C models...fits the bill...
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5 out of 5

Center Stage Bracket CSB-3006-BLK

Written By Kmiddle, Silver Spring, MD on Tuesday, September 17, 2013
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Excellent product. Would definely recommed to a friend. Works perfectly for a 32 in tv that is mounted in a corner.
Pros:
Looks great, sturdy and easy to install.
Cons:
Price
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5 out of 5

Center Stage Bracket CSB-3006-BLK

Written By HenriB, Cary N.C. on Friday, August 23, 2013
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This product is excellent for a 55" LCD that I had a surround sound Bose system for but not a place for the center speaker which is where it should be now. Thanks for a fine product.
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1 out of 5

high price and low quality

Written By Walt, kerrville TX on Sunday, April 07, 2013
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If you have a vise and can bend sheet metal you can build one yourself for about $8 of parts at a hardware store. The one I received bolts were cross threaded about half way down their length and I had to run a die over them to get them to adjust. So what should have been a 2 minute install took 30 minutes. If you are going to produce a product that has about $8 dollars of parts and sell it for this much you should really make sure the product doesn't have cross threaded bolts
Pros:
it works
Cons:
way, way, way over priced , no quality control cheap broken parts
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Pricy but gets the job done

Written By DaveH, Louisville, ky on Monday, April 01, 2013
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Works great with my wall mounted Samsung TV and Polk Surroundbar 3000 IHT
Pros:
Easy setup
Cons:
price
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4 out of 5

Center Stage Bracket CSB-3006-BLK

Written By RLB, Grafton, MA on Thursday, March 28, 2013
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Clever product that is easy to assemble and integrates well with my home theater system. I use it for a SuperSat 60 center channel speaker that sits atop a 46-inch LCD display. Shelf is very thin and virtually disappears once speaker is placed on it. This shelf is not appropriate for large, heavy center channel speakers, but represents an excellent solution for those within the weight limit specified by manufacturer.
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5 out of 5

Works well

Written By Anonymous, West Babylon, NY on Tuesday, March 05, 2013
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Does the job. Easy to install
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Center Stage Bracket CSB-3006-BLK

Written By AS, Sonoma, CA on Saturday, November 17, 2012
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Very good product that is simple to assemble and provides a clean professional installation. I am using it with a Polk 400 CHT Soundbar.
Pros:
Simple to assemble.
Cons:
None
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Center Stage Bracket CSB-3006-BLK

Written By Schunn, Nashville on Sunday, October 28, 2012
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Used it with the Def Tech Mythos 10 speaker on a 65 inch Panasonic T. V. Works perfectly. Would buy it again
Pros:
Easy to install. Idiot proof, really
Cons:
None
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Center Stage Bracket CSB-3006-BLK

Written By Anonymous, moorefield, wv on Friday, September 07, 2012
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Easy to set up and holds well. Looks good on the tv. Easily a 5 rating if it was wider.
Pros:
Holds and looks good
Cons:
not wide enough
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Center Stage Bracket CSB-3006-BLK

Written By GEORGEH, CARSON, CALIFORNIA on Tuesday, July 10, 2012
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I was somewhat surprised to learn that a bracket existed for my soundbar speaker and questioned its ability to function as a solid support for same. Now that i have completed its installation i became very happy that it functioned as descirbed and sound from my soundbar was no longer distorted. Many thanks to your staff for taking the time to answer my questions before i purchased same.
3 out of 4 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Center Stage Sound Bar Speaker Shelf for Flat Panel TV

Written By LWE, Tuftonboro, NH on Wednesday, March 28, 2012
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Easy installation; it only took a few minutes to install and fit well on my 47" LG TV.
Pros:
Easy installation
Cons:
The could be a little bit narrower; may not work with TV wall brackets that are not able to tilt.
2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Just what I needed...

Written By SscClt, Charlotte, NC on Wednesday, March 07, 2012
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I recently moved into my lady's house and decided to hang my 40" LED on the wall in her bedroom. For years, I have used a set of BOSE Acoustimas 9's to provide sound in the bedroom (BOSE is complete JUNK, but they were a gift and free is free). Anyway, I purchased this shelf to hold the front 3x BOSE cubes. For this use, the shelf is perfect. We plan to move soon and I didn't want to mess with mounting the cubes to the wall/fishing wires through. This setup allowed me to simply to run the speaker cable through the same hole as the video cables.

FYI, on a newer LED panel, I am not sure that I would trust this shelf to hold a large center speaker (like a Boston Acoustics VR12 or VS325C (both of which I own)) even thought it is rated for up to 40 lbs. An older (thicker) LCD or Plasma would likely be a safer bet.

Additionally, if you are wall mounting and do not have the tv panel angled downward, the 6" of depth could be an issue.

Finally, aesthetically this unit does leave something to be desired. It is functional, but not pretty. If it were a little more slick looking, I would have likely given it 5 stars. If your goal is to hold a sound bar or a set of bose (or other brand of sat speakers), this is a decent low cost solution for you.
Pros:
price ease of installation functionality
Cons:
Visual design (especially from the side) not ideal for newer LED tv's... Better for older LCD/Plasma rubber mat does not lie completely flat
5 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

very good

Written By carl, tampa on Tuesday, February 07, 2012
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Center Stage Bracket CSB-3006-BLK i like very much its save a LOT space
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Well balanced

Written By Pete the Retired, Fenton, MI on Sunday, November 13, 2011
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Ordering and delivery were great. It only took a few minutes to put the unit together and put it in place. My sound bar is secure and steady. Much better than putting it on the wall.
Pros:
It is easy to install and the sound bar is very steady.
2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great product

Written By AA, Golden, CO on Friday, February 04, 2011
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This shelf works great on my LCD 48-inch flat screen TV. A bit pricey, but it does the
trick so worth the money in the long run.
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Center Stage Bracket CSB-3006-BLK

Written By Dewayne, Jonesboro, AR on Wednesday, February 02, 2011
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Great product was just what I needed for my sound bar
3 out of 4 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Nice Shelf for a Large Center Channel Speaker

Written By Wayne, St. Charles, IL on Sunday, January 23, 2011
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The overall length of this shelf is great for placing a large (long) center channel speaker
above a flat panel TV. All materials are of good quality. One issue with this shelf, however,
is that it doesn't fit too well over TVs greater than 3 1/2 to 4 inches thick. To install this shelf
on top of a 55" Sony Bravia, I had to remove the rubber tips on each of the three brackets.
It barely fit. The manufacturer should have angled the brackets a bit more to accommodate
larger panels. Otherwise, the shelf securely supports a center channel speaker above a flat
panel TV. Recommended.
8 out of 8 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Just what I was looking for

Written By Darrel, Massachusetts on Wednesday, November 17, 2010
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This little shelf allowed me to put my center speaker on top of my Pioneer plasma TV. It was
easy to assemble and set up so that the speaker has a slight downward tilt toward my
seating area. The shelf's dimensions are a perfect match for my speaker (Monitor Audio
Radius 250). I'm very happy with it.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Awsome

Written By PhyllisF, Minneapolis,MN on Saturday, October 23, 2010
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Thankyou so much for the fast service for sending the sound bar speaker shelve
for flat panel tv's. I really like the shelve. It is really sturdy and matches
the tv. I was really impressed with it. It was a little spendy. It was worth
the money I spent for it. I will buy from them again. Thankyou CRUTCHFIELD.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

Great overpriced idea

Written By NitaB, Somewhere,VA on Monday, October 18, 2010
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Love the concept perfect for my needs. I think it's extremely overpriced.
Shipping very expedient. Packaged well.
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Works well - recommended

Written By AndrewC, Atlanta, GA on Tuesday, September 21, 2010
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My problem had been that I needed somewhere to mount a sound bar speaker but had nowhere to do so: my available space is very limited. The Center Stage Speaker Shelf did the trick by allowing me to place the speaker on top of my flat panel TV.

The support legs can be mounted & adjusted to fit pretty well any depth of TV and it did not take me long to get everything centered and straight. A spirit level comes in handy here to get the shelf horizontal front-rear. Make sure you use the supplied non-slip mat to stop the speaker sliding around.

Once in place the shelf is very unobtrusive, when viewed from the front, and it forms a good solid base for the speaker.

Recommended.
9 out of 9 people found this helpful
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