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Center Stage Bracket CSB-3205

Sound bar speaker shelf for flat-panel TVs

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Center Stage Bracket CSB-3205

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If you've got a 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-3205 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.

If you've got a 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-3205 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 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.  

Did what it was supposed to do...hold my Definitive Mythos 42 soundbar. Took about 2 mins to install. Very solid and attractive piece of equipment. Another solid recommendation from Crutchfield advisor.

Sean K, spring, TX

What's in the Box:

  • Top plate
  • 2 Brackets
  • Two 0.25" x 2.9375" screws
  • 2 Rubber stoppers
  • 4 Self-adhesive rubber feet

Product Highlights:

  • mounts directly to most free-standing or wall-mounted TVs
  • not compatible with ultra-slim OLED and LCD TVs like Sony's XBR-X900C models
  • holds a sound bar or three small speakers up to 5" deep
  • supports a total of 15 lbs.
  • 4" support legs with rubber caps keep shelf in place
  • high-grade aluminum and steel construction
  • black powder-coated finish
  • shelf measures 32"W x 5"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Center Stage Bracket CSB-3205 Reviews

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16 Reviews

Soundbar Bracket

Written by: Sean K from spring, TX on January 23, 2016

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Did what it was supposed to do...hold my Definitive Mythos 42 soundbar. Took about 2 mins to install. Very solid and attractive piece of equipment. Another solid recommendation from Crutchfield advisor.

Pros: Easy install. Operated as intended

Cons: None.

Works

Written by: Charles from Indiana on December 29, 2015

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Would have given a higher rating if it fit better. Adjusting screws hit uneven surfaces on rear of TV. Put on 58" LED and mounted Yamaha sound bar. So far so good. Was concerned about vibration but no problems so far.

Pros: Easy install

Cons: just sits there, weight of sound bar holds it on TV...could be knocked off.

sounsbar bracket

Written by: pat from Wisconsin on October 14, 2015

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sought advice wanted to mount above lg tv doesn't fit

Pros: advice

Cons: expensive for quality

Crutchfield response on October 14, 2015 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Center Stage Bracket CSB-3205

Written by: Tim from New York on September 21, 2015

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Does not fit on Sony 900C 4K Slim TV

Pros:

Cons: To heavy for Sony 900C. It bends the tv because of its weight. Also does not tighten correctly without placing cardboard or blocks since its screw mounts are not long enough. If your buying any of the new slim 4K TV's do not buy this. It will not mount correctly and it's weight can break the screen

Crutchfield response on October 5, 2015 Thanks for your review. We sent your feedback to Center Stage, and they confirmed that this bracket is not compatible with ultra-slim TVs like the Sony XBR-X900C. We've added a note to the product description and we'll contact you to discuss a return or exchange.

Oh well

Written by: Beetle Builder from Alaska on March 29, 2015

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I gave this a few stars as it does what it says. I mounted it on my 55" wall hung Pioneer and it did not really grip the top tightly. If I tried to get any pressure on the mount screws it started working itself up the taper at the top of the t.v.. Being I have it mounted fairly high and tilted down that was a bit disconcerting. Found a medium tightness point on the screws and put the soundbar on it. I had already experienced the new sound bar sitting below the t.v. and the difference in quality of the surround stage was very noticeable and not to the good for my family. Decided to return as it made the sound bar inefffective.

Pros: does what it says

Cons: did not like the sound quality with the bar mounted at the top

I love it

Written by: Syd from Minnesota on March 28, 2015

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This product on my TV with the sound bar on it is hardly noticeable. It is sleek in design the sound bar feels very safe to me. Why a 4-star? It has to do with the design of the back of my Samsung TV. The TV bows out right where the rubber bumper want to tighten to the TV. Only a tiny section of the bumper touched the TV. It also seemed to want to slide forward. I called Crutchfield and they were very helpful but could not figure out how to get it to work. They had no problems with me sending it back. On a whim, I called the company itself and he said try cutting the rubber and if it doesn't work, they will still take it back. He also asked about the little stickies you put on the TV to prevent it from sliding forward. I couldn't find them so went to the store and purchased some. After two cuts of the rubber bumpers it fit perfectly and feels strong and I do not think it will move. Great Product.

Pros: Looks great. Feels Secure.

Cons: A little trouble putting it on TV because of the shape of my TV.

Center storage shelf

Written by: Anonymous from Des Moines, IA on March 9, 2015

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Looks good. Solid construction.

Pros: Blends nicely with the TV. Not obtrusive.

Cons: The feet that hold it against the back of the TV do not sit solidly against TV. The Visio TV is sloped so that just the edge of the rubber feet touch. Would need the bracket another inch or two longer to reach further down the back of the TV.

Great product!

Written by: Doc R from Mississippi on January 8, 2015

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Excellent product. Well made. A little pricey, but quality.

Pros: Great alternative to placing soundbar in front of tv.

Cons: A bit pricey.

Excellent solution for sound bar

Written by: Steve from Fairfield, CT on December 17, 2014

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Excellent option for attaching your sound bar above your TV without having to put holes into your wall. Amazingly easy installation. A bit expensive, but still a good solution.

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Center Stage Bracket CSB-3205

Written by: CourtR from Alaska on November 6, 2014

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I have purchased 2 other Center Stage brackets in the past to mount larger center channel speakers. Each of them has worked flawlessly. I purchased this to put a 42" t.v. in a spare bedroom and mount a Yamaha sound bar. The depth and width are perfect for this application.

Pros: Easy to assemble and puts the sound bar above the t.v. so there isn't any interference with the remote control. Excellent product.

Cons: None so far.

Quality

Written by: LWR from Parkersburg, WV on July 31, 2014

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Great product but very expensive compared to competitors...

Pros: Easy setup. Solid design.

Cons: Price

Center Stage Bracket CSB-3205-BLK

Written by: Bev from Phoenix on July 31, 2014

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Perfect solution for my soundbar and easy installation on my Sharp 60" flat screen!! Arrived quickly, very pleased.

Pros: None

Cons: None

Great product

Written by: Anonymous from Stamford, CT on May 20, 2014

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Great product. Couldn't be easier to use. I had no where to put my sound bar with my new TV then I found this bracket and it works perfectly. Well made and unobtrusive.

Pros: Lightweight, sturdy and well built.

Cons: None that I can see.

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Written by: JimP from Avon Park, Fl on April 20, 2014

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Bracket is verfy well made and does what it is intended to do well

Pros: Bracket goes on top of tv. In this case a very thin Samsung 55 inch tv. It has brackets which screw the shelf to the tv which have rubber tips. Makes a good supportive shelf for a center speaker or a sound bar.

Cons: absolutely none

THE BRACKET IS EXACTLY AS LISTED

Written by: NHM1152 from PITTSBURGH, PA on April 7, 2014

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THIS ITEM WORKS GREAT ON MY 60" SHARP TV. I HAVE IT ON THE TOP OF MY TV HOLDING A 42" SOUNDBAR. VERY HAPPY WITH PRODUCT!!

Pros: GREAT PRODUCT

Cons: NONE

CENTER STAGE SOUND BAR SHELF

Written by: Steve from Wentzville, Mo on February 11, 2014

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I purchased item # 769csb3205 On 2/5/14 and received it on 2/7/14 product was an open box piece and there were no problems with it at all . The shelf was easy to install and really makes the TV sound bar speaker look amazing. I am very pleased with this purchase and will recommend this Item and Crutchfield to all my friends and family Thank you Steve

Pros: sleek design and ease of installation

Cons: None at this time

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What's in the box?

  • Top plate
  • 2 Brackets
  • Two 0.25" x 2.9375" screws
  • 2 Rubber stoppers
  • 4 Self-adhesive rubber feet

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Features

Center Stage Bracket: 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-LCD, OLED, and Plasma television displays.

High-Grade Aluminum Construction: The CSB-3205 soundbar speaker bracket is constructed of high-grade aluminum and used adjustable steel hardware. It is available in a powder-coated black finish.

Low-Profile Design: This CSB-3205 soundbar speaker bracket features a low-profile design that complement your flat-panel TV and center-channel or soundbar speaker. It measures 32" (w) x 0.75" (h) x 5.0" (d), and can support up to 25 lbs. The CSB-3205 is suited for a wide range of speakers and flat-panel televisions.

Center Channel/Soundbar Application:  This model is suited for slim soundbar and center-channel speakers. It 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.

Installation: The CSB-3205 allows your soundbar or center-channel speaker to be easily and quickly mounted on top of modern flat-panel televisions that are freestanding. The soundbar speaker bracket is aesthetically pleasing and allows the center-channel or soundbar speaker to be placed in an optimal position without damage to the television. It universally mounts on top of most freestanding flat-panel televisions. The CSB-3205 features a top plate that rests on the top of your flat-panel television, and two adjustable brackets which clamp to the back of your flat-panel TV for an easy and secure installation.

Note: The Center Stage Bracket will not work with super-slim LED-LCD and OLED TVs.

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not able to mount to wall [ neal  Apr 27, 2016 ]
Hopefully this is what I am looking for to mount my speaker. I would like to thank Aaron for his assistance - he was very patient with someone who has little knowledge about these things. Answered all my questions about the product. Aaron's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=152 [ Melinda  Mar 28, 2016 ]
No room below flat screen tv [ Pete  Mar 08, 2016 ]

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The details on the mythos 10 shows it weighs 21 pounds. The bracket says it supports 15 pounds. It may be too heavy for the top of the television and make it top heavy. I have a Samsung 55 inch ultra high def and this speaker seemed to make it top heavy so I had to wall mount it [ JAMES H  Apr 26, 2015 ]

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