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# 129182 6-Sep-2013 07:44
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I have just got myself a couple of sets of B&W DM601 bookcase speakers and I am in the process of purchasing an Onkyo receiver to run then. This will be my first venture into proper home theatre apart from owning the odd mini system, My question is am I better off wall mounting these speakers or putting them on a cabinet?

Thanks for any advice you can offer!

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  # 890734 6-Sep-2013 08:43
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Im not sure how different the 601's would behave but i run 602's and they like to have a bit of space around them (6 to 8 inches seems to work)

I should add i have my fronts sitting on the cabinet flanking the tv

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  # 890736 6-Sep-2013 08:50
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How heavy are the speakers?
you could try using those 3m hanging hooks or suction cups to test out the wall hanging vs bookshelf.

Edit: or employ a couple of skinny kids to hold up the speakers for about half an hour while you decide..... student job search hahah. 


 
 
 
 


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  # 890755 6-Sep-2013 09:49
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If you have the choice, I would have them on stands at ear-level.

I have my rear KEF Q300's wall mounted (similar size to your B&W's) and they are fine close in to the wall (one of the advantages of front-ported speakers). But you'll need sturdy mounts to safely hold them.

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  # 890800 6-Sep-2013 11:05
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Goosey: How heavy are the speakers?
you could try using those 3m hanging hooks or suction cups to test out the wall hanging vs bookshelf.

Edit: or employ a couple of skinny kids to hold up the speakers for about half an hour while you decide..... student job search hahah. 



I would not hand anything remotely expensive or breakable from 3m hooks.

unless my wall is painted with some magic paint they do not work well with heavy stuff. (I did follow the instructions).


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  # 890822 6-Sep-2013 11:37
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Thanks for the feedback guys, might give the 3M hooks a miss, don't think stands would be suitable as we have a very energetic dog that is bound to knock them over.

& Wade the 601's look very similar to the 602's.

Thinking a new entertainment cabinet might be the way to go, that does open a can of worms with the other half having to approve what the cabinet looks like though....


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  # 890889 6-Sep-2013 13:25
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wasabi2k:
Goosey: How heavy are the speakers?
you could try using those 3m hanging hooks or suction cups to test out the wall hanging vs bookshelf.

Edit: or employ a couple of skinny kids to hold up the speakers for about half an hour while you decide..... student job search hahah. 



I would not hand anything remotely expensive or breakable from 3m hooks.

unless my wall is painted with some magic paint they do not work well with heavy stuff. (I did follow the instructions).


Has worked well with me and following the instructions to the letter (including making sure both surfaces are clean). 
Did you follow the weight max on the packet?


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  # 891157 6-Sep-2013 23:48
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I'd avoid using cheap wall hangings to hang your B&W's.
Get them on stands and enjoy better bass, superior placement options (to improve sound) and then, ban the dog from the room :-)

 
 
 
 


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  # 891177 7-Sep-2013 00:57
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Put them on stands, in front of - not on or in a line with, your cabinet.

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