Installing your soundbar on the wall can be a great solution to both of these problems. In this blog post, I’ll guide you through the process of how to install your soundbar on the wall. It’s quick, easy, and will give your home theatre setup that sleek look you’ve always wanted. So, let’s get started!
How To Install Soundbar On Wall: Step By Step
Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you out. First, drill holes in the wall using the marks you made earlier. Make sure the holes are the right size for the wall anchors you’re using. Next, insert the wall anchors into the holes. Then, attach the mounting brackets to the back of the soundbar. Be sure to check the instructions to ensure you’re attaching them correctly. After that, connect the cables to the back of the soundbar.
When you’re ready to hang the soundbar on the wall, make sure the brackets are aligned with the holes in the wall anchors. Once you’ve hung the soundbar, tighten the screws to secure it in place. Finally, check that the soundbar is level and test it to ensure it’s working correctly. Remember, it’s essential to take safety precautions and follow the manufacturer’s instructions to avoid damaging your soundbar and causing harm.
Step 1: Determine the best location for your soundbar
Before you start mounting your soundbar, it’s important to determine the best location for it. This will depend on the layout of your room and your personal preferences. I like to position my soundbar directly under my TV so that the audio is coming from the same direction as the visuals.
It’s also important to make sure that the soundbar is positioned away from walls to avoid echoes. Once you’ve determined the perfect location for your soundbar, you can move onto the next steps of the installation process.
Step 2: Check the wall for studs and mark the location
Now that I’ve determined the best location for my soundbar, it’s time to check the wall for studs and mark the location. Finding the studs is crucial to ensure that the soundbar is secure and won’t come loose from the wall. I used a stud finder to locate the studs that line up with my wall bracket mounting holes. Once you’ve found the studs, mark the location with a pencil.
If the soundbar has mounting screw holes on the rear, measure the distance between them and drill/fix proper sized screws (heads. Choosing your soundbar location first will help you find the right soundbar mount. Now that we have marked the location and found the studs, it’s time to move on to the next step.
Step 3: Drill holes in the wall
Now that you have determined the location and marked the spot for your soundbar, it’s time to drill holes in the wall. Make sure to use an electric drill and bit that suits the size of your wall anchors. I always double-check the Wall Mount Guide for alignment and make sure it’s level before drilling.
It’s important to note that if your TV is already mounted on the wall, you should install the soundbar at least 5 cm below it. Don’t forget to remove your TV from the wall mount to avoid any accidents while drilling.
Once you have drilled the holes, insert the wall anchors and screw in the wall mount brackets using screws and a screwdriver. It’s crucial to get this step right as it determines how securely your soundbar is mounted on the wall.
Step 4: Insert wall anchors
Wall anchors are essential, especially if you are mounting your soundbar on drywall, to prevent it from falling off the wall. I like to use toggle bolts, which provide a better hold than traditional plastic wall anchors. To insert the wall anchors, place them inside the hole and use a hammer to tap them in until they are flush with the wall.
Then, insert the screws provided with the wall mount bracket into the anchors and tighten them until they are snug. It’s important not to over-tighten the screws as this can damage the wall or cause the soundbar to become unbalanced. With the wall anchors securely fastened, we are now ready to move onto the next step in our soundbar installation process.
Step 5: Attach the mounting brackets to the back of the soundbar
This is where those specially designed brackets for soundbars come in handy. We want to make sure we have the two arms that will hold the soundbar in place.
We should carefully place the screws through the holes on the TV, and then attach the brackets to the soundbar using bolts or screws at the back. It’s important to follow the instructions carefully to make sure everything is in place securely. Once we have attached the horizontal plank and secured the wall mount brackets, we are ready to hang the soundbar on the wall. With step 5 complete, we are one step closer to enjoying our favorite movies and shows with incredible sound quality.
Step 6: Connect the cables to the back of the soundbar
Start by checking the input options on the back of your soundbar and determine which cables you need to use. If you’re connecting to a TV, an HDMI cable will provide the best quality sound.
Make sure to plug the HDMI cable into the “HDMI Out” port on the soundbar and the corresponding HDMI port on your TV. For other devices like game consoles or Blu-ray players, you may need to use an optical cable, RCA cables, or an AUX cable. Once you’ve connected the cables, make sure they are securely plugged in and you’re good to go. Take a step back and admire your new setup!
Step 7: Hang the soundbar on the wall
Once you have attached the mounting brackets to the back of your soundbar and have connected all the necessary cables, it’s time to hang the soundbar on the wall. This step can seem daunting, but with the right tools and a little patience, it’s a breeze.
First, align the mounting brackets with the holes you drilled and insert the screws into the wall anchors. Make sure to tighten them securely. Once the brackets are in place, carefully lift the soundbar and hook it onto the brackets. It’s important to make sure the soundbar is level at this point.
Once you’re confident that the soundbar is level, tighten the screws on the brackets to secure the soundbar to the wall. Finally, step back and admire your work. You now have a sleek and stylish soundbar perfectly mounted on your wall.
Remember to test the soundbar to ensure proper installation before enjoying your favorite movies, TV shows, or music. With a little effort and patience, you can enjoy a cinema-like audio experience from the comfort of your own home.
Step 8: Tighten the screws to secure the soundbar
Ensure that you have used the wall anchors and mounting brackets properly before moving on to this step. Tightening the screws will firmly anchor the soundbar to the wall, preventing it from moving or falling off. Use a screwdriver or a power tool to tighten the screws until you feel resistance. Be careful not to overtighten them, as this could damage the wall or the soundbar.
Once you’re done, give the soundbar a gentle shake to ensure that it’s secure. If it wobbles, try tightening the screws a bit more. Congratulations on a successful installation! Now sit back, relax, and enjoy your favorite shows with cinematic sound quality from your newly mounted soundbar.
Step 9: Check the soundbar for level
Step 9 is all about ensuring the soundbar is level after hanging it on the wall. This is an important step as an uneven soundbar can affect the quality of the sound it produces. To check the level, I use a spirit level and place it on top of the soundbar.
I then adjust the screws as needed to ensure the soundbar is completely level. Once that is done, I double-check everything to ensure that the soundbar is securely attached to the wall and cables are plugged in correctly. It’s always a great feeling to know that you’ve completed a task properly and your soundbar is not only good to look at but delivers exceptional audio.
Step 10: Test the soundbar to ensure proper installation
Now that you’ve successfully installed your soundbar on the wall, it’s important to test it to make sure everything is working correctly. To do this, I recommend playing some music or a movie and listening for any distortion or buzzing noises. You can also adjust the soundbar settings to your liking to get the best audio experience.
Additionally, make sure the soundbar is properly leveled and aligned with your TV. If everything seems to be in order, congratulations on a job well done! You can now sit back and enjoy your favorite media with crystal clear sound. Remember, if you ever notice any issues, don’t hesitate to go back and check your installation process Step-by-Step to ensure everything is properly secured and connected.
Should a soundbar be mounted on the wall?
In my experience, mounting a soundbar on the wall is a great way to get the most out of your audio system. Not only does it free up space on your entertainment center, but it also provides a clearer sound by elevating the speakers to ear level. Of course, whether or not to mount your soundbar on the wall is a personal choice based on your living space and preferences.
If you have ample space and prefer a more traditional setup, it may not be necessary. But if you want to maximize your audio experience and save on space, wall-mounting your soundbar is definitely worth considering.
Can you attach a soundbar to a wall mounted TV?
Yes, you can definitely attach a soundbar to a wall-mounted TV! In fact, it’s a popular installation method for those who want to elevate their home entertainment system. As I mentioned earlier, you should remove the TV and mount from the wall first and use a mounting bracket specifically designed for soundbars.
Then, align the centre line of the paper template with the centre of your TV and attach the brackets to the back of your soundbar before mounting it back onto the wall or the TV mount. It’s important to ensure the soundbar is level and securely fastened with screws. With these simple steps, you’ll have a great sound system without any additional clutter in your living room.
How do you mount a soundbar to the wall without screws?
If you’re like me and don’t want to drill holes in your wall to mount your soundbar, there are a few alternatives that you can try. One option is to use Command Hooks, Alien Tape, or Picture Hooks to hang the soundbar. If you have a lighter soundbar, you may be able to use spring loaded butterfly anchors.
Another trick is to use 4 or 5 Command strips to mount the soundbar on the wall. However, if you don’t want to risk damaging your wall or your lease forbids you from drilling, you could mount the soundbar on a cabinet or table instead. Keep in mind that the method you choose will depend on the weight of the soundbar and the type of wall you have.
Overall, mounting a soundbar on the wall can provide a sleek and space-saving solution to enhance your home entertainment experience. Follow the step-by-step guide to ensure proper installation and check for level to avoid any accidents. It’s important to determine the best location for your soundbar, check for wall studs, and choose the appropriate mounting brackets for your specific soundbar.
Additionally, it’s possible to attach a soundbar to a wall-mounted TV as long as the TV is compatible with the soundbar mount. If screws aren’t preferred, there are alternative mounting solutions available. In summary, installing a soundbar on the wall can greatly improve your audio quality and enhance your entertainment experience.