You probably just bought a soundbar, or you’re in the market for one, and you’ve decided you’re looking for a more refined look than just setting it on your desk or TV console. In this post we’ll show you how to wall mount a soundbar without buying an expensive soundbar mount. Don’t be intimidated, soundbars are actually one of the easiest items to mount on a wall since they’re so light.
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Most soundbars come with wall-mounting brackets in the box already, so there’s no need to purchase expensive after-market mounting hardware.
Finding the Right Spot
Make sure you’re absolutely sure about where you want to wall mount your soundbar. We’re going to be drilling into drywall and the last thing you want to do is change your mind later and have to patch and repaint where you drilled. The most common spaces to mount a soundbar include under your TV or computer monitor.
Keep in mind your soundbar’s power cable will be running to it, so make sure to:
- Mount your soundbar within distance of a wall socket.
- You can route your power cable somewhere that doesn’t look bad.
Centering Your Soundbar
The old saying goes “measure twice and cut once”, but in this case we’re going to be measuring three times and drilling once. We recommend that you center your soundbar based on your TV or PC monitor. We also recommend using a sliding wall-mount for your TV if you are mounting that as well. That way, you can easily adjust your TV a few inches either direction to make sure everything is centered properly.
Measure the length of your TV or PC monitor, then subtract the length of your soundbar and divide by two. This is the distance each end of your soundbar should be from the TV.
Tip: Position your soundbar at ear level height from where you’ll be sitting down.
Marking the Wall
The Two-Person Method
Once you have measured and have your soundbar centered, have one person hold it up to the wall and set the level on top. Adjust the position of each side until the bubble on the level is centered. The other person should back away and view the soundbar from a distance to ensure that nothing looks off. Now, the person holding the soundbar against the wall will move the upper part of the soundbar away from the wall while keeping the bottom part pressed tight to the wall. Now use a pencil to mark on the wall where the holes in the back of the soundbar will align. Don’t worry about being too neat, the soundbar will cover everything up
The One-Person Method
This method requires precision and a little bit of math. You’re going to hold your soundbar against the wall and set the level on top. Adjust the ends until the bubble is centered on the level, then trace a very light mark on the wall on either end of the sound bar. Set the soundbar down and measure the distance from the end of the soundbar to the hole where the mounting screws will go. Now measure these same distances from the marks you made on the wall and make your drill marks.
How to Wall Mount a VIZIO Soundbar:
What You’ll Need
Once you have found the right spot, centered your soundbar, and marked the wall you’re ready to start drilling!
With a VIZIO soundbar you’ll simply take the plastic mounting brackets included in your soundbar box, feed the screws through them, and drill the screws into the wall at the marked locations. You don’t need to worry about being on a stud; soundbars are light and your drywall should hold up just fine. If you have a very large soundbar or just want to be particularly careful, use a stud finder to line your soundbar mounting brackets up on the wooden studs behind your drywall.
Here’s what it should look like. No need to drill pilot holes. Just screw right into the drywall.
Now that you have your two mounting brackets screwed into the wall, you’re ready to screw the mounting pins into the soundbar itself:
This is by far the easiest part! Screw the mounting pins into your soundbar, then slide the soundbar into the mounting brackets. You’re done! Wasn’t that easy?
How to Wall Mount a Bose Soundbar:
What You’ll Need
Bose soundbars require special wall mounting hardware which can either be purchased on their website or on Amazon. The price is reasonable and usually fluctuates between $20 and $30. Last time I checked it was $23.99. Here’s a link to the Amazon page if you’d like to check for yourself.
Marking the Wall
The good news is that installation with the Bose wall mounting bracket is pretty dang easy. Hold up the mounting brackets to the wall and set the level on them to make sure they are even. It helps if you have another person here to hold the brackets. Then use a pencil to mark where the hole will go.
This soundbar mounting kit is compatible with the Bose Soundbar 300, 500, and 700 models.
Drilling and Mounting
Use a 11/32″ drill bit to drill pilot holes where you marked. Then use a Philips head screw attachment to screw in the brackets securely on the wall.
Then you’ll just set the soundbar on top of the mounting brackets and use the small hardware screws that come in the Bose sound bar mounting kit to securely fasten the soundbar to the mounts.
How to Wall Mount a Yamaha Soundbar:
Yamaha soundbars are some of the easiest soundbars to mount. They come with excellent mounting hardware as well as good instructions. The model we’ll be teaching you how to mount is the Yamaha YAS-108 (Amazon link), however, almost all Yamaha soundbars use the exact same mounting hardware and process as the one we’re about to go over.
Yamaha includes a wall mounting template (Thank you so much! Every company should do this!) in the box when you buy a Yamaha sound bar. Simply tape the template to the wall then lightly mark the screw holes with a pencil.
Take some 7mm to 9mm screws (you’ll have to buy these seperately) and drill them into the wall, leaving about 13mm to 15mm hanging out.
Then peel the paper off the adhesive spacers and attach them to the back of the unit like so:
This is just to keep the bottom of the back of the soundbar to from rubbing against the wall. It also keep the soundbar from tilting down.
Finally, you’ll just hang the Yamaha soundbar on the mounting screws and let it rest naturally.
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