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Center Stage Bracket CSB-505-BLK

Satellite speaker shelf for flat-panel TVs

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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.

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.

This product works really well and is super easy to install. I didn't have room for a center channel speaker in front of my new TV, which sits in an armoire. These brackets were the perfect solution. The non slip pads on the bracket help to keep the speaker in place.

Didi F, Carlisle, MA

What's in the Box:

  • Top plate
  • Support leg (with adjustable threaded handle)
  • Non-slip mat
  • 3 Machine screws
  • Hex-key
  • Installation Instructions

Product 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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34 Reviews

Perfect Solution

Didi F from Carlisle, MA on 4/25/2016

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This product works really well and is super easy to install. I didn't have room for a center channel speaker in front of my new TV, which sits in an armoire. These brackets were the perfect solution. The non slip pads on the bracket help to keep the speaker in place.

Pros: Easy to Install and can accommodate numerous speaker sizes

Cons:

Great Product!

Brandon from santa monica, CA on 3/12/2016

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It does exactly what it is meant to do while also not being obtrusive. I angled mine down so the nonslip pad is put to the test and the speaker hasn't budged.

Pros: Small, blends in, does exactly what you need it to.

Cons: Non

Great product

Lisa from Lehigh Acres, FL on 3/7/2016

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Easy to use and set up. I bought three. One for center channel and two for the Onkyo Dolby Atmos 410 speakers on each side of my 55" Sony. It looks great!

Pros: Easy to set up

Cons: They could grow by an inch longer and wider. 5" square is a little small, but they worked.

Exactly what I needed!!!

R from broadview heights, OH on 2/21/2016

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Just having purchased a new 65" SUHD Samsung and the Def Tech 600 speakers, the low clearance on the TV stand did not allow the center speaker to be placed in front of the TV on the console. I saw this item on Crutchfield and it seemed like it would allow me to get the center speaker in a prime location without drilling holes and running wires...... it works perfect!! For the money, you can't beat this deal. The Def Tech center speaker is wider than the speaker shelf, but a strip of velcro keeps the speaker secure and looks great mounted on top of the TV. Despite the narrow edge on the TV, there is no damage and the shelf is very secure. There seems to be plenty of adjustment available on the shelf to accommodate most LEDs and OLEDs. Highly recommended!

Pros: Easy to install; Adjustable; Looks good; Does not harm the TV

Cons: Include velcro!

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kevin from Maryland on 1/12/2016

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Very easy install and strong enough to hold a sound bar up long as its under 7 pounds. Does not block screen or damage tv

Pros: Easy set up Price was great

Cons: Wasting tine thing of buying

Perfect

NDCNTRYBOY from Mandan, ND on 11/9/2015

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Looks great, beats having to hang center channel on wall or having it under tv.

Pros: Great speaker placement

Cons: N/A

Center stage bracket.

PJT from Kansas City, MO on 11/16/2014

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Works as it should. Good product.

Pros: Sturdy, well made.

Cons: Should come with Velcro rather than no slide pad.

Almost perfect

ChrisM. from Maryland on 11/2/2014

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We got a new 64" TV which sits on a stand rather than being mounted on the wall. The old TV's picture bottom edge was high enough to sit a center channel speaker in front of it on the stand. The new TV's picture bottom edge was too low for that so we needed a shelf above to put the speaker on. This did what we needed without having to mount a shelf on the wall.

Pros: It's very quick and simple to set up. It's got padding in the right places where it touches the TV. It's inexpensive.

Cons: Modern TVs, like the one we bought can be very skinny. The padded screw that braces the shelf assembly against the TV could be a bit longer, but unscrewing the part on the back on of the screw a bit made it work.

Excellent Solution for new Small Cable Boxes

Marc from Nesoncset, NY on 10/24/2014

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I needed a bracket for a small cable box from Verizon FiOS and I could not justify buying a full size bracket for the wall or a new TV Bracket. This was a simple solution and looks very good aesthetically.

Pros: Easy to install works great for quick mounting on a TV

Cons: TV will not sit flush against wall. Shallow mounts aren't an option for TVs.

Great Shelf

Ben from Charlottesville, VA on 9/29/2014

Bought this for a small Sony center channel to get it out of the way. The unit is constructed well and adjusted perfectly to my TV. There was still enough room to put my Wii motion bar on it too!

Pros: Decent price, good build quality, reasonably stable.

Cons: Would have been better with 2 smaller adjustable feet instead of one large one, but this really isn't a big problem.

Top Shelf???

BarbarianSS from San Francisco on 9/19/2014

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i was skeptical upon first impression of this small floating bracket. Though upon close inspection its simplistic and minimalist design is near perfect... I bought it as an Apple TV component shelf. Flawless form looks greqt and perfect spot upper right corner of my 47" LG LED TV... Thank nyou Crutchfield advisory team for steering me in the right direction

Pros: The pros are the same as the cons in this product. Its minimalist design leads one to second guess its potentially flawless technology. I placed mine in the far right corner of a 42" LG 6300 wall mounted on a fully articulating mount. I've moved my TV every which way but loose, and i haven't shook my Apple TV off of his perch.

Cons: It is true to form as a floating mount bracket. No screws attach this product to your TV. It works on pressure and leverage.

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KC from Evansville,IN on 7/21/2014

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I would recommend this product to anyone that is trying to install a center Chanel Speaker, but can not or does not want to drill holes for a wall bracket. It mounts easily to the top of the tv and you can adjust the back bolt to get the speaker at whatever angle you desire. Took me 3 minutes to install. Great Product!!

Pros: Quick Installation, Easy to Install

Cons: None

I've been waiting years for this!!

bg from Madison, SD on 5/1/2014

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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.

Great mount!

Gabrol from Albuquerque, NM on 4/30/2014

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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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Cuate Flores from Cicero, IL on 3/7/2014

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It's a bracket, what more can you say? It works

Pros: :-)

Cons: none....

Simple Bracket

JerryH from San Francisco, CA on 1/22/2014

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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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dolly g from lafayette,la. on 8/21/2013

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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

Excellent quality product - Perfect Fit- Looks great!

msigk from Brick, NJ on 4/1/2013

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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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Charlie from Otto, N.C. on 12/7/2012

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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

Fantastic product at a great price

HowardC from Orlando, FL on 5/30/2012

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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

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Anonymous from Longmont, CO on 5/25/2012

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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.

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Speaker stand

George t from Mount Juliet on 4/24/2012

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Very good for thin tvs

Pros: Works well

Cons: none

Perfect

Eric G from New Jersey on 4/3/2012

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Not much to say but JUST PERFECT for what i needed. Center Speaker on to of tv. Buy it.

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RhondaD from Dayton, OH on 3/22/2012

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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.

Center Stage Bracket CSB-505-BLK

Anonymous from La on 1/31/2012

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Very easy to set up and good quality construction,just awesome.

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Cons: none

Just what I needed!

Frank from Staten Island NY on 4/21/2011

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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.

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Perfect for Energy RC-Micro center speaker

Mike from New York, NY on 4/18/2011

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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!

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Kinect Shelf

Cmoskal from Long Beach, MS on 3/1/2011

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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!

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

kalijunfan from Chicago,IL on 2/6/2011

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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!

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TB from Duxbury, MA on 2/4/2011

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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.

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Perfect for my needs

rj from Lansdale PA on 1/30/2011

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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.

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Close call

Anonymous from Kapaa,Kauai,HI. on 1/6/2011

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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...

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Perfect for Kinect

Jesse from Colorado Springs, CO on 12/30/2010

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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.

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Just What I Needed

Southinnyc from New York, NY on 9/26/2010

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The perfect and only solution for the center speaker of my Energy Micro 5.1's

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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 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.

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

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Why did you buy this?

I bought a new flat screen tv. [ james  Jul 09, 2016 ]
For use with my Xbox Kinect. [ Rich  May 22, 2016 ]
It's perfect for what I need to do. Buying two at 24.99 made more sense than buying a pair for $65.99. Bryce agreed. He concurred that two provided exactly the same as the higher price pair.You need to check your pricing on the pair (CSB-1005-ADJ). Bryce's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=75 [ William  May 15, 2016 ]
Functional top mount stand for a smaller HT setup with small center channel speaker. Will fit my application perfectly and get the speaker up to ear level since my HDTV is a smaller format. Plus the installation with look cleaner than having the speaker sitting on the stand in front of the TV.... [ FRANCIS E  Apr 15, 2016 ]
To hold my sound bar about the tv [ Kevin Lowry  Feb 09, 2016 ]
Looks like a good solution vs going into the wall. New TV is too low to the console to place in front of the TV. Hope it works! [ Ronald  Feb 06, 2016 ]
Simple to use and does the job. [ Arturo E.  Jan 08, 2016 ]

1 question already asked

I have the polk center channel TL1. It hold its but it over hangs on both sides. [ BARBARA  Feb 20, 2015 ]
I used two of these to mount my 42 inch Vizio 2.1 Channel Soundbar (S4221) to the top of a Samsung TV. The Vizio weighs 8.4 lbs. and it is easily held up by two of these. I don't know which Polk you are looking at, but they seem less wide but weigh more. I think you would still be OK if you used two of the brackets. [ Russ  Feb 20, 2015 ]
I would need to have more information about the Polk audio center channel speaker, size and weight. I do have a center speaker from my Onkyo system on mine and it works great but there are many choices that you have available depending on size. Take a look at these: http://www.crutchfield.com/shopsearch/Center_Stage_Bracket.html , you might want to consider the two shelf package for $29.95. [ Andrew  Feb 20, 2015 ]
It will work fine for a small to medium size center channel speaker. [ KEVIN  Feb 20, 2015 ]

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