how to wall-mount KRK Rokit5 speakers?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by malch, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. malch macrumors 6502

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    Hi there,
    Can someone kindly advise me re how I can mount my two KRK Rokit5 speaker/monitors on the wall (only way I can get them approx. the “right” distance in front and to the side of me). I checked at a couple local audio stories in town, to see if they had wall-brackets of some sort, and they didn't.
    Any advice?
    malch
     
  2. Adrien Baker macrumors regular

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    I'd suggest going to the hardware store and buying some heavy duty shelving you can mount onto the wall, and set the KRK's on the shelves. Either that or buy yourself some speaker stands...or build some.

    Adrien
     
  3. malch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I appreciate the reply, Adrien. I'll get the little shelves and do it that way.
    cheers,
    malch
     
  4. Adrien Baker macrumors regular

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    You bet. I'd like to see some pictures when you're done!

    Adrien
     
  5. tibbon macrumors member

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    I'm going to suggest not doing this. Yes, I know it seems to make sense. Wall mounting is going to produce some REALLY odd acoustical artifacts that you don't want to deal with. Most places have uninsulated internal walls (and even insulated ones are going to sound weird).

    The idea might come from some big studios that you see them mounted IN the walls. This is fine, but doing soffit mounting is a pro job. There's a lot more to it than just building a little shelf in the wall and mounting it flush.

    Just saying, if you do this... your bass is going to be REALLY weird sounding. I'm hoping to go that the wall surface isn't near corners too. That's even worse.
     
  6. malch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi Tibbon,
    I hadn't thought of any of that... and you caught me in time (before I got any little shelves). Thanks. So should I just leave them on my desk, but put them up on some blocks (something solid I'd imagine), to bring them to the right height (tweeters at ear level, I was told by the guy in the store).
    Thanks,
    malch
     

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