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Topic # 30804 21-Feb-2009 21:25
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So I've got myself a new set of speakers for my PC and I want to mount them to my wall.
Thing is, I don't want to be drilling holes and putting anchors in there or anything.

Does anyone know of some sort of adheisive solution I could trust, like those hooks you can get with a pull off tab?
I guess each speaker weighs about 1kg.
I do have a feeling that I might be pushing the proverbial up-hill with this one, but if you don't ask for a solution, then you're garunteed not to get one!

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  Reply # 197202 22-Feb-2009 07:33
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Yeah, there called Command Hooks or something, and whilst they would probably hold the weight I would be more worried about the stability of the speakers.  The hooks will just be holding the speakers loose; there is no (easy) way to get a really firm join between the speakers and the hook.

Another idea could be a jib-plug which actually screws into the wall and is a lot stronger (up to 20kg) but that assumes you have jib walls and that you can get the screw the speakers to the wall.

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  Reply # 197206 22-Feb-2009 08:43
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The brand name of the hooks is "3M Command". I'm a big fan and use them a lot.

You'd struggle a bit to use a hook to mount speakers I would have thought (depending on the shape/mounting of the speaker, you might be able to do something with string or a nylon line though?).

3M also have something called "poster strips" - see http://www.3m.com.au/intl/au/brands/command_nz/products/posterstrips.html.

I've never used these so couldn't tell you what weight they are rated for, but might be worth a look.

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  Reply # 197224 22-Feb-2009 10:34
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If you just hang speakers against a wall on a hook, the will vibrate really badly against the wall at even moderate volumes. I feel you need to find another solution - perhaps a good quality speaker bar sitting under your monitor?









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  Reply # 197255 22-Feb-2009 12:43
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Thanks guys, but I'm not actually wanting to use hooks, I was more talking about the adhesive concept they use. You know, you put the hook on the wall, and then when you want to take it off, theres a tab you pull which stretches the adheisive 'tape' and leaves no marks on the wall.

Was thinking I could use something like that strip on the feet of the speakers to attach them to the wall.

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