How to Hang Wall Speakers

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To get the ultimate "surround sound" experience, you'll probably want to hang your speakers on the wall around your room. Most wall speakers hang up very easily, and some even come with the tools you need to hang them. Even if that's not the case, you can hang them yourself fairly easily—it's almost the same as hanging a poster. All you have to do is make sure that the wall you're hanging the speaker to is strong enough to hold its weight.

Things You'll Need

  • Screws
  • Drill
  • Stud finder (optional)
  • Check to see how your speakers are designed. If they are designed to hang, and not placed on a shelf, they will have a little hook on the back. This hook is similar to the back of a poster frame.

  • Decide where you want to hang your speakers. Where you place the speakers is ultimately up to you, but they will have to be hung onto a screw that is drilled into a wall stud.

  • Locate the studs inside your wall by knocking against the wall and listening carefully. You'll hear a hollow sound where the wall is hollow and a dull sound when you hit the stud.

  • Drill a screw into the wall stud where you want to hang your speaker. It is best to have your speakers higher than eye level, as this looks more aesthetic.

  • When drilling the screw, leave about 1/4 inch of the screw hanging out of the wall, giving you something to hook your speaker to, or on.

Tips & Warnings

  • Situate the speakers around your room so you can get the best "all around" sound. Many people hang one on each side of the TV, and then two or three strategically placed around the room.
  • You can buy an inexpensive stud finder at your local hardware store.
  • If you don't mind spending the extra money, you can buy speaker brackets to hang your speakers. However, they don't offer any better quality than hanging your speakers with a screw.

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