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Center Stage Bracket CSB-505-BLK

Satellite speaker shelf for flat-panel TVs

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by Kristen Schaub

Having trouble finding a spot near your flat-panel TV where you can place a compact speaker? The CSB-505-BLK easily attaches to the top of your TV and gives you a stable place for a single satellite speaker. It's a great solution for apartments and other rooms where drilling mounting holes into your wall isn't an option.

This compact shelf is designed for a small- to medium-sized satellite speaker with a maximum depth of 5". A thick rubber cap at the end of the leg tightens 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 up to 5" deep and weighing up to 5 lbs.
  • 6" support leg with rubber cap keeps 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 5"W x 5"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
 

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  • Top plate
  • Support leg (with adjustable threaded handle)
  • Non-slip mat
  • 3 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 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.

Low-Profile Design: This low-profile model (CSB-0505-BLK-Satellite) is designed to accommodate television which are wall-mounted or table-top mounted, and will work well in nearly any home theater setup. This model is suited for small-sized speakers which have a maximum depth of 5-inches and weigh up to 5 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.

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 an adjustable leg support which clamps 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

I've been waiting years for this!!

Written By bg, Madison, SD on Thursday, May 01, 2014
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This is great - I didn't even know a center channel stand like this existed. I was sure I'd have to make my own clunky stand to sit behind the TV at just the right height. Nearly impossible I'm sure with my lack of carpentry skills. Glad I waited. The Center Stage Bracket does the job perfectly and it seems rock solid so far. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a similar solution. Thanks to Crutchfield for having the lowest price.
Pros:
Rock solid, unobtrusive, nice color
Cons:
The only thing I could say here would be if they had a size just a few inches bigger so my center channel wouldn't have to hang off the sides. I could have gotten the next size up, but that would have been way too big. In reality it's not a problem, though.
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5 out of 5

Great mount!

Written By Gabrol, Albuquerque, NM on Wednesday, April 30, 2014
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Looked all over town for something like this. Does the job perfectly!
Pros:
Pretty much everything
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Center Stage Bracket

Written By Cuate Flores, Cicero, IL on Friday, March 07, 2014
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It's a bracket, what more can you say? It works
Pros:
:-)
Cons:
none....
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5 out of 5

Simple Bracket

Written By JerryH, San Francisco, CA on Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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It's a bracket, what more can you say? It works as described and has enough 'schemes' that it should work on most TV's. I was a little skeptical on the rubber mat holding the speaker in place since the TV is on an full motion adjustable/swivel/tilting wall mount and gets moved around a lot. So far the speaker (Boston SoundWare XS) hasn't moved a bit.
Pros:
Solves the problem of a center speaker on a TV attached to an adjustable stand.
Cons:
None.
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5 out of 5

center stage bracket

Written By dolly g, lafayette,la. on Wednesday, August 21, 2013
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we just recently bought a plasma tv,it was slim in size compared to our old tv.i then started looking on line for a speaker shelf, only to be amazed at the perfect shelf from crutchfield. the geek squad were totally surprised at how easy it installed and the price i had payed.they were very impressed with the quality.
Pros:
perfect device for the job
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Excellent quality product - Perfect Fit- Looks great!

Written By msigk, Brick, NJ on Monday, April 01, 2013
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In keeping with the suggested premise that the ctr. speaker of a home system should be of the same brand as the mains,I returned my week-old Def.Tech. ctr. speaker to my local store. It was a difficult decision since I got a very good deal on this open box ProCenter 1000 and - it sounded great. But being a " newbie " to home theater and reading scores of articles, reviews, how-to's, and forums dedicated to the subject, I decided to heed the advice of more experienced folks and keep the mains and ctr. speaker of the same brand. OK, here's where I lose a lot of you 'cause I learned, that MANY folks hate Bose. Well, I don't. Always had 'em. In the 70's - 90's I had the 501's. I truly enjoyed those speakers but due to their size along with relocating to another city and smaller apartment, I sold them. Replaced them with a pair of 301's. Also sounded great but I really do miss those 501's! Yes, if it weren't for the cost, - - - and my wife ;) you'd find a pair of brand new 901's perched upon Bose speaker stands in my living room today! Well, sold the 301's and last month got brand new Series V 301's ) Whoa, sorry. Back to the speaker shelf. So, I bought a Bose Acoustimass Horizontal Cube Center speaker. Excellent sound and it sits perfectly upon the solid, aesthetically beautiful CSB-505-shelf. It's great having the dialogue at ear level and about 8" forward of the mains. This placement resolved my " hearing " problem IMMENSELY! Great product at a fair price. Thank you
Pros:
Looks great, not another piece of electronic equipment that I need to " hide " somewhere. Therefore, the wife approves of this purchase! Five stars for that alone!!!!!
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Center Stage Bracket

Written By Charlie, Otto, N.C. on Friday, December 07, 2012
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This product worked great for adding a place to put Center speaker or DirecTV reciever. It was a little close fitting on the wall mounted LG TVs. Also the price is just a little steep for what the product really is.
Pros:
Worked Geatr
Cons:
Pricey
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5 out of 5

Fantastic product at a great price

Written By HowardC, Orlando, FL on Wednesday, May 30, 2012
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I was apprehensive at first about putting the center speaker above the TV, but I'm so glad I did. It looks awesome! The shelf is simple and does the job very well. Even when I slide the TV over on its articulating swing wall mount, neither the speaker nor the shelf budges an inch.
Pros:
Quality product. Low price. Actually does what the product description says it does!
Cons:
None
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Center Stage Bracket CSB-505-BLK

Written By Anonymous, Longmont, CO on Friday, May 25, 2012
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Had to revise the way it went together for my fatter plasma screen, but it worked well in the end. It ended up tilting the speaker a bit which is exactly what I wanted. Holds an Energy Take Classic Center speaker pretty well.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Speaker stand

Written By George t, Mount Juliet on Tuesday, April 24, 2012
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Very good for thin tvs
Pros:
Works well
Cons:
none
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Perfect

Written By Eric G, New Jersey on Tuesday, April 03, 2012
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Not much to say but JUST PERFECT for what i needed. Center Speaker on to of tv. Buy it.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Center Stage Bracket CSB-505-BLK

Written By RhondaD, Dayton, OH on Thursday, March 22, 2012
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Great product and great price! Had difficulty finding what I needed...should have looked here first!
Pros:
Perfect fit and looks great.
Cons:
None.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Center Stage Bracket CSB-505-BLK

Written By Anonymous, La on Tuesday, January 31, 2012
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Very easy to set up and good quality construction,just awesome.
Cons:
none
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Just what I needed!

Written By Frank, Staten Island NY on Thursday, April 21, 2011
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I finally got around to putting together a modern entertainment center, 55"
Samsung LED 8000, Yamaha A/V receiver, Mirage 5.1 Nanosats. Everything was
great except my wife didn't want to see the speakers at all. She wanted them
behind the TV which was sitting on a TV bench. This ruined the surround sound
effect because the center channel, the most important channel was blocked by the
TV. This center stage bracket is the perfect solution. Easy to assemble and install
it works perfectly. It gets the speaker out from behind the TV where it can be heard
clear as a bell.
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Perfect for Energy RC-Micro center speaker

Written By Mike, New York, NY on Monday, April 18, 2011
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This is just perfect fit for the Energy RC-Micro center speaker piece. It will
leave like an inch of space at the back but the length is just perfect.
Highly recommended!
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Kinect Shelf

Written By Cmoskal, Long Beach, MS on Tuesday, March 01, 2011
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I was looking for an affordable, uncomplicated alternative to the available Kinect TV
attachments. This works great! My son attached it to his TV without any trouble. He loves it!
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Center Stage Bracket CSB-505-BLK used for Xbox Kinect

Written By kalijunfan, Chicago,IL on Sunday, February 06, 2011
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I was looking for something for the Xbox Kinect I didn't want to use the wall mount as I am
a renter and didn't want to make holes in the walls that I would have to repair later. The
reviews for the floor stand dissuaded me. I finally came upon this and low and behold
another reviewer bought it for the same reason. This smaller size shelf is perfect for
putting the Kinect box on. I didn't give it 5 stars because although I have a flat panel tv it is
thinner at the top and gets wider a couple inches down I had to remove the rubber foot on
the shelf it just wouldn't fit with it on. It still holds the Kinect box without the rubber foot.
Before getting this shelf I was unable to use my Kinect no matter where I put it, it wouldn't
calibrate. I am satisfied with this shelf as now I can use my Kinect. woohoo!
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Center Stage Bracket CSB-505-BLK

Written By TB, Duxbury, MA on Friday, February 04, 2011
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I used the Center Stage Bracket CSB-505 to place a Apple TV unit on top of my Sony TV
which hangs on the wall. This allows for a very clean look with no wires showing.
Instead of using the non-slip mat which came with the Center Stage Bracker I used
Velcro which I believe makes the Apple TV unit more secure.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Perfect for my needs

Written By rj, Lansdale PA on Sunday, January 30, 2011
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I bought this smaller shelf for our new Kinect. Absolutely perfect. I wish I
had seen these stands before, I might have gotten one for my center channel
speaker in my previous configuration. I still might. Simple but effective.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Close call

Written By Anonymous, Kapaa,Kauai,HI. on Thursday, January 06, 2011
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Perfect for my Bose speakers I have it mounted on each corner (52" samsung) The only problem was the wait. Due to product being on backorder I waited over a month I even went far to contact the manufacture. Almost cancelled my order but glad I waited...
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Perfect for Kinect

Written By Jesse, Colorado Springs, CO on Thursday, December 30, 2010
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I got one of these after a suggestion to use it instead of the official Kinect TV mount because
the official mount doesn't play nice with my Samsung TV (LN46A550). I have to say, this
worked perfectly, and saved me money at the same time.

The perfect solution for mounting a Kinect sensor bar above the TV.

When I was buying it, I was trying to decide between the 505 and the 1205 which has the
two mounting arm. The one arm is plenty for the Kinect.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Just What I Needed

Written By Southinnyc, New York, NY on Sunday, September 26, 2010
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The perfect and only solution for the center speaker of my Energy Micro 5.1's
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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