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# 214540 16-May-2017 18:06
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I use a pair of Mackie Tapco S5 monitors for my computer sound, and I think I am going to need to stand mount them in a PA set up later this year.  So I am wondering if I can screw directly into the base of the monitors, and if so, what would be the best fasteners to use?  I don't even know what they are made of, but I'm guessing MDF.  Or I could remove the drivers and use nuts and bolts right through — which sounds like the safest method.


My intention is to use light stands.  I have a couple of heavy duty stands.  I can make a bracket to go between the stand and speaker (at the Menz Shed I belong to).


Any thoughts would welcome.

Trevor Dennis
Rapaura (near Blenheim)

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  # 1783385 16-May-2017 20:36
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I'd probably go for something a little less permanent, and look at an adhesive to hold them to the mounts. Nothing a bit of sanding and glue can't solve.


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  # 1783424 16-May-2017 23:04
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It doesn't need to look pretty, so I could screw the bracket to a lipped shelf and hold on with luggage straps.  I have a vision of people tripping over the cables bringing it all crashing to the ground, and I'd obviously like to do my best to avoid that happening.  I can't commit to a design until seeing the location. It's a small conference centre, so could have hidden cable runs, or even have half decent speakers.  

Trevor Dennis
Rapaura (near Blenheim)


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  # 1783427 16-May-2017 23:10
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monitors tend to be very directional so that you get less room reflections compared to PA type speakers. You might find you cant get the levels needed in the room with them.


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