Speaker Mounting Options

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DJ_Grooves504

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Does anyone use a subwoofer pole to mount your satellite speakers on top of your subs instead of using tripods? If so does your subwoofer pole fit sug into the top mount of the sub or is it a little loose?
 

Mark Evans

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Mine fits snug. My son uses it a lot more than me and prefers to use the pole vs the tripod for a cleaner look.
 

djtunes

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The sub I have now, it screws in securely. I had a pair of subs that just had the hole and the poles were loose. I wrapped masking tape around and around until it was a tight fit at the very end of the pole to make it less wobbly. I just kept wrapping it neatly around the end until I got a wider pole end but just narrow enough to fit through the top hole. Still wasn't perfect, but it helped. Then I carefully inserted it into the hole when I set up so I didn't crimp the tape. Good luck.
 

djtunes

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A side note for all of you who have the short thread in pole that comes with the sub. I took the bottom of my old sub pole... the end with the thumb screw... flip it upside down and insert it over the top of the shorter sub pole to hive me more height. You can drill holes in the threaded sub pole to extend it higher. But not too high if you have a heavy top box. Here's a pic showing the pole I separated to get my top pole. Also a pic of the way it looks in my set up. It brings the top box up about 2 more feet without extending the pole.
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DJ_Grooves504

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Does anyone know if you can convert a sub box that has the hole to a threaded version to use the poles that are threaded? It seems as though the threaded ones are a better way to go.
 

bill_smith

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I searched, and I do believe you have options. I would say that DJ tunes advice about being careful of the weight of the top is on point. Even if you have a screw in, what that means is that it's screwed in tighter, but if you have particle board construction for the sub, that might cause a bigger hole and cracking of the material if the top is "swayed" too far should someone lean on it.

And that would not be good
 

DJ_Grooves504

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I agree on weight. I found the poles with the threaded ends but no top mounts for the sub sub to screw the poles into. My subs have the hole mount.
 

NickyB

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A layer or two of masking tape will snug the fit too. Don't use gaffers or duct tape as they get too sticky and make a mess after one or two uses. Masking tape is paper backed and can be dissolved and removed with a rag and a little WD-40.

Just a quick note on the screw mounts .... because of the shortness of depth of the socket, they actually have more lateral torque on them than a slip socket which is roughly 3X as deep.

Also be sure the surface your sub sits on is level. I once has an outdoor gig where my Klipsch subs weren't perfectly level and before the gig was over, I had the pole socket ripped completely out of the sub and it took a big chunk out of the sub cabinet's top with it. It wasn't an easy fix!
 
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