How do I install speakers with a drop ceiling?

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  1. Paul Jubick Enthusiast

    Paul Jubick
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    so I pulled out the tile and the steel load-bearing support in my basement is right there. I dont see how I can attach a speaker mount to it, so about a foot above is wood. But is there a mount that can reach that far. I would need a flat metal slab about 18in long to attach to the wood and hang low enough to mount my energy take speaker. Ugh! has anyone tried this?
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    Question is a little lite on the details.

    Whet type of speakers?
    Are they speakers specifically meant to be ceiling mounted?
    Can you wall mount them?

    If they are surround speakers that happen to have mounting brackets, I'd try wall mounting them.
    It's not a good application ceiling grid mounting.
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    It's hard to discern without photos, but if you get a clear spot, a ceiling speaker will mount just fine to a drop tile and there isn't enough weight for it to pull out. If you're still concerned you can add a piece of 1/4" plywood above the tile (the same size as the tile) for support. Most drop ceilings I've seen can hold my weight at the anchor points.

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