How do you hang speakers on the wall?

Every speaker in a surround sound system is maintained wall-mounted. Certain subwoofers can even be hang speakers on the wall. Normally, of course, the sheer bulk of a subwoofer makes this an impractical option.

The key determination with wall mount speakers is the size of the speakers and whether they include keyhole brackets or other elements that allow them to be easily attached to a surface.

All speakers are including the flat subwoofer, for instance can be wall easily mounted.

Where to wall mount speakers

Wall mount speakers have involved the drilling of holes; the speaker’s placement will be fixed and should, therefore, be carefully chosen. There are following a few simple guidelines of mounting speakers on wall:

Center speakers

Center speakers are popular wall mount speakers. Since this speaker needs to be placed between the two front speakers and near the screen, wall mounting the center above or below the TV is a popular option.

Note however that if the center is placed below the screen, it should be at least 40 cm above the floor.

Front speakers

As already noted, if the front speakers are stereo towers, these can simply rest on the floor on either side of the television.

Wall mounting is often the easiest option. It’s important that the speakers be placed at ear height and that they are placed equidistant on either side of the TV. In addition, there should be at least one meter of space between the speakers and any sidewalls.

Surround speakers

While larger stereo speakers are often used as front speakers, the surround speakers in a home cinema system are usually compact.

This makes them ideal wall mount speakers. Surround speakers should be ideally placed 1.40 meters above the floor. This applies to direct-radiating speakers as well as dipoles.

How to wall mount speakers

Most satellite speakers are containing brackets that allow them to be easily hung from screws. Alternately, special wall mounts can be used. These are first attached to the wall and the speakers then attached to them.

The advantage of wall mounts over screws is offering the ability to adjust the angle of speakers. The surround speakers should not be angled towards the listener. Instead, the sound should first deflect off a surface which is helping create a diffuse atmosphere.