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Sanus WMS3

Wall/ceiling speaker brackets (Black)

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Mount your compact satellite speakers on the wall or ceiling with these handy brackets from Sanus. They feature three locking, ridged joints that allow you to precisely aim your speakers towards your listening area. The WMS3 brackets are also weather-resistant, making them perfect for both indoor and outdoor applications.

Product Highlights:

  • for speakers up to 8 lbs.
  • durable nylon construction
  • decorative nylon caps hide adjustment mechanisms
  • weather-resistant for indoor or outdoor use
  • single- and double-hole adapters accommodate most types of satellite speakers
  • compatible with speakers that have:
    • single or dual 1/4"-20 or 8-32 threaded inserts
    • single or dual M4 or M5 threaded inserts (4mm or 5mm screw hole diameter)
    • single keyhole slot
  • includes extension for ceiling-mounting
  • 1-1/4"W x 3-1/4"H x 4-3/8"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

The mounts were straight forward to assemble and attach to the wall. However, the insert into the speakers (Definite technology ProMonitor series) is just a bit too large in diameter. Therefore, I had to take off a little of its outer diameter with a file.

Eberhard, Barrington, NH

What's in the Box:

  • 2 Arm assemblies (each with an attached wall/speaker plate and satellite speaker adapter)
  • 2 Additional wall/speaker plates
  • 4 Arm assembly hardware covers (attached to arm assemblies)
  • 8 Wall-plate hardware covers (attached to wall/speaker plates)
  • 2 Ceiling extensions
  • Two M5 x 20mm machine screws
  • Two 8-32 x 5/8" machine screws
  • Two M4 x 8mm flat-head machine screws
  • Two 1/4-20 x 7/8" machine screws
  • Four 1/4-20 x 1/2" machine screws
  • Two 8-32 Key-hole nuts
  • Two #8 x 3/4" self-tapping screws
  • Four #12 x 3/4" self-tapping screws
  • Four #12 x 1-3/4" self-tapping screws
  • Four #12 plastic anchors
  • Two M5 x 1/8" plastic spacers
  • Allen key
  • Mounting Instructions

Sanus WMS3 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(16 Reviews)

Sanus WMS3

Eberhard from Barrington, NH on 11/20/2017

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The mounts were straight forward to assemble and attach to the wall. However, the insert into the speakers (Definite technology ProMonitor series) is just a bit too large in diameter. Therefore, I had to take off a little of its outer diameter with a file.

Pros: Easy to assemble; versatile; work on ceiling and wall

Cons: Mount to speaker (Definitive Technology ProMonitor series) a bit too diameter.

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John from Peoria, AZ on 3/19/2017

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Fits together very well. Adapts to all possibilities that you could use it to install your speakers.



Easy to install - look great!

Sean from Bozeman, MT on 12/2/2016

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These look great with my white speakers and mounted on my white ceiling. Quality construction, easy to install and adjust. Highly recommend for small satellite speakers you want to mount to your wall or ceiling.

Pros: Inexpensive, simple to install, great look.

Cons: None from my experience.

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Anonymous from Alpharetta, GA on 9/27/2016

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great price, product not in use yet



Great small speaker mount for Sonos play 1

Darren R from Arlington, VA on 5/9/2016

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Easy to install and very sturdy. I have 2 pair now for Sonos Play 1s in various locations and they hang nicely from the ceiling.

Pros: Easy to install and look clean

Cons: None

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kat from California on 4/13/2015

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works and looks great


Cons: none


sanus from Myrtle Beach SC on 1/28/2014

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no problem worked great

Pros: works well

Cons: none

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Jeo from LI,NY on 12/22/2013

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Easy setup speaker mounting, used on ceiling look great!!


Cons: none!


Mark L. from Redding,Ca. on 11/25/2013

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Love these speaker mounts.Work great with my Bose dual cube speakers and my father inlaws Energy Take Classic speakers also.Thanks Crutchfield.

Pros: Work perfect


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Anonymous from Toms iver, NJ on 4/2/2013

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Extremely versatile speaker mount



Waste of Money

SeattleJo from Seattle, WA on 10/9/2012

I bought these to wall mount the cambridge s20's which are a little under 5lbs. I can't keep them from sagging, and the end attachment that connects to the keyhold on the speaker looks like it might not hold (It doesn't look firmly connected), and I can't tighten it anymore without damaging the plastic. Very disappointing purchase. This mount came as a recommended accessory from Crutchfield when purchasing the speakers. Terrible recommendation!

Pros: Small/minimalistic, looks fine.

Cons: Looks like it might not hold 5lb speaker, won't hold 5lb speaker at angle I want it too.


RDSWY4 from WY on 4/22/2012

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Rated for 8 pounds but "hangs" with a 4 pound speaker (No matter how it is mounted and following the instructions to the letter). Cheap plastic. Packaging is a nightmare to open so returns are pretty much impossible. Very disppointing purchase. Spend the extra $ and buy top quality and metal (if possible) mounts if your speakers weigh more than 1 pound with these.

Pros: Almost unlimited movement to aim speakers where you want. Stylish design.

Cons: Too many to list.

Pragmatic and reliable

BruceH from Naperville, IL on 3/5/2012

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Sanus is "the" name in speaker mounts. I recommend this pair if you have satellite speakers, under 8 lbs., and need a quick and dependable mount. They are easy to mount, even easier to aim and adjust, and look 'smart' wherever you need them.

Pros: Easy to mount, easy to aim, solid, dependable, sturdy

Cons: Solid black - which can contrast to certain decors

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Danielb from Palmer, Alaska on 2/3/2012

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Very easy to set up and look great. Very reasonable price.

Pros: Easy to use, affordable, look good.

Cons: None

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bobw from Fort Lauderdale, FL on 5/25/2011

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Good product. I used them to install the rear speakers of my sound system from the ceiling. The only problem is that the bracket is not hollow and I had to run the speaker wiring externally so it doesn't look as good. Also, I found the identical brackets at Best Buy the next weekend for $14.99. Next time I'll shop around more.




Tinchdogg from North Central, IA on 2/19/2011

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I'd have to say I was impressed with these wall brackets! I love how you can move these things to any angle you want. The only problem I had was I owned the Polk Audio TL2B satellite speakers and these wall mounts didn't come with a screw long enough to fit into the back of the speakers. Mostly due to the design of the speakers but I called Crutchfield and they sent me a screw kit that had longer screws in it! So at the end of the day I am very pleased with these wall brackets and would recommend these to anybody!!




Hands-on research

Product Research


Overview: The Sanus WMS3 is a tilt and swivel wall or ceiling mount for small speakers up to 8 lbs. Its durable nylon construction features three locking ridged joints that allow perfect speaker positioning while maximizing strength and stability. The Sanus WMS3 includes single- and double-hole brackets, an extension for ceiling use and decorative nylon caps to hide adjustment mechanisms. The WMS3 is weather resistant for indoor or outdoor use.

Note: This package contains two speaker bracket assemblies.

Nylon Weather Resistant Construction: The Sanus WMS3 utilizes durable nylon construction and is weather resistant for indoor or outdoor use.

Universal Design For Wall and Ceiling Mount: The Sanus WMS3's Universal design easily configures for use in both wall and ceiling installations. Extensions for ceiling mounting are included.

Single and Two Hole Adapter Brackets: The Sanus WMS3 includes adapter brackets to fit most home theater satellite speakers. Speakers with dual threaded inserts on the back and small wooden speakers without threaded inserts will require the two-hole wall/speaker adapter plate. Speakers with single threaded inserts or keyhole mounting will require the single-hole satellite speaker adapter attachment.

Tilt and Swivel Design: The Sanus WMS3 features a tilt and swivel design, allowing you to swivel the speaker 360-degrees and tilt the speaker +/-60-degrees up or down (based on mounting method: wall or ceiling).

Ridged Joints: The Sanus WMS3's unique ridged joints and knurled fittings lock securely into place to prevent slippage.

Decorative Covers: The Sanus WMS3 includes decorative covers to conceal assembly and mounting hardware for a finished appearance.

Available Colors: The Sanus WMS3 is available in Black, White, or Silver finish.

Hardware Included: Easy to install hardware is included with the Sanus WMS3 speaker brackets. The Sanus WMS3 includes 4mm, 5mm, and 1/4"-20 hardware to attach the brackets to your speakers. Also included are self-tapping screws and drywall anchors for wall and ceiling mounting.

Tools Required:

  • Awl
  • Stud finder
  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Electric drill
  • 1/2" Socket-wrench
  • 1/8" Drill-bit for wood stud installation
  • 5/16" Masonry-bit for concrete or concrete block installation


  • Wall-Mount Dimensions (fully extended): 1.25" (W) x 3.25" (H) x 4.375" (D)
  • Ceiling-Mount Dimensions (fully extended): 1.25" (W) x 5.875" (H) x 3.25" (D)
  • Speaker Weight Capacity (maximum): 8.00 lbs

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked  
Why did you buy this?

So I can hang my signature S-10 speakers from the ceiling [ Robert Scott  Apr 06, 2017 ]
Price [ CODY  Jul 20, 2016 ]
Recommended by Crutch Rep [ Thomas  May 08, 2017 ]
to hang definitive technology 600 and 800 speakers from my ceiling [ JOHN  Dec 14, 2016 ]
Match my speakers and ceiling. [ Sean  Nov 20, 2016 ]
To hang my speakers from the ceiling. It was listed as an accessory for the speakers that I purchased. [ Kenneth J.  Oct 28, 2016 ]

3 questions already asked

2 mounts per package. [ Robin  Dec 19, 2016 ]
Two [ George  Dec 19, 2016 ]
These are wired speakers. If SONOS is a wireless system, it won't work with these speakers. [ Aaron  Nov 25, 2015 ]
The mounts worked well with the Polk Audio OWM3 as a wall mount allowing flexibility to point towards the sweet spot in my room as surround speakers. [ JEFFREY D  Aug 03, 2014 ]
The Sanus WMS3 were easy to install and mount the speakers on [ ARTHUR  Aug 02, 2014 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: Since we do not carry the HT HM55 it is difficult to say which would be a perfect match, but based on the info I found online the AM40 should work fine. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Greg  Aug 01, 2014 ]  Staff

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