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Expensive... but they get the job done.
on April 8, 2011
Although the description lists a select group of speakers this mount will work with, it will actually work with "any" speaker weighing 10 pounds or less, that also has a 1/4x20 threaded bolt hole on its back. I used these to mount my Energy 5.1 Take Classic speakers. (very nice, awesome sounding Home Theater speakers also purchased from Amazon)
I'll admit I had a problem with the $50 price tag for these mounts (I still do) These mounts are very solid and nicely constructed but its had to justify the price. Very expensive for what they are. Not willing to pay $50... I originally considered three other mounts that are very similar in design. They would be the OmniMount Stainless Steel Series Wall Speaker Mount, the Wall/ceiling Speaker Mount by Sharp... and/or the Pinpoint AM30 Universal Satellite Speaker Wall Mount. All are similar in function and design to the Pro-Mount 90 and all are available on Amazon.
In truth, I eventually settled on ordering two of the Pinpoint AM30 speaker mounts because they looked just like the Pro Mount 90 and I would save $20 in the process. But... just as I was getting ready to place my order I spotted a seller on Amazon selling a set of "Open Box" like new Pro-Mount 90's for $35. I figured I'd spend the extra $5 because the Pro-Mounts get such good reviews.
Anyway... as other reviewers have pointed out they do not include any wall mounting hardware (i.e. dry wall anchors, screws etc) so how you physically hook them to your wall is up to you. Another issue is the adjusting screw hardware used to tighten the ball/speaker in place. The bolt and nuts used to tighten the bracket down onto the ball assembly is unpainted metal (silver in color). Problem is... this adjusting hardware shows once the assembly is mounted on the wall. For $50 I would expect any exposed hardware to be painted to match the brackets.
The actual "ball" itself appears to be made of ABS plastic (the same material used to make motorcycle helmets) As a result it will have no problem accepting the strain of the mount or the tightening of the bracket.
Once installed they hold the speakers very well with absolutely no movement in the ball mount assembly. They are a nice design that provide plenty of adjustment positions. That said... I can only give them 4 stars due to the price and the unpainted hardware. However, if you don't have a problem with spending $50 on these... you won't be disappointed.