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linuxtuxie
2006-06-09, 17:27
Hello all,

I have documented the steps I took to create a wall mount system for my squeezebox at http://users.skynet.be/linuxtuxie/squeezebox

The end result can already be viewed here...

If somebody has comments, ideas or tips...I would be glad to hear them ;)

regards,
Linuxtuxie

NWP
2006-06-09, 18:12
excellent work, and thank you for documenting it so well.

JJZolx
2006-06-09, 18:17
That's pretty nice. But it seems to me that all you really needed was to remove the stand and use those holes to bolt the Squeezebox directly into the wall, with a hole cut out of the wall to accomodate the rear connectors.

The face plate isn't really necessary, as the hole is covered by the Squeezebox. The shallow junction box would probably interfere with many RCA plugs and force you to use 90 degree plug adapters, whereas having no junction box would give you the entire depth of the wall cavity for making connections.

Your method is a bit more finished, say if you commonly need to remove the Squeezebox. In either case it's going to be a b***ch if you ever drop the ends of any of your cables down into the wall cavity.

Paul_B
2006-06-09, 23:58
linuxtuxie,

Thanks for the info, I am thinking of something similar so good to see a thread started on the subject.

Would love to see a final pic of everything finished it is final position

peter
2006-06-10, 00:10
Well done, but please check your spelling.

It's squeezebox, not sqeeuzebox...

Regards,
Peter

On Fri, 9 Jun 2006 17:27:08 -0700, "linuxtuxie"
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> Hello all,
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> I have documented the steps I took to create a wall mount system for my
> sqeeuzebox at http://users.skynet.be/linuxtuxie/sqeeuzebox
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> The end result can already be viewed here...
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> If somebody has comments, ideas or tips...I would be glad to hear them
> ;)
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> regards,
> Linuxtuxie
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linuxtuxie
2006-06-10, 00:37
Well done, but please check your spelling.

It's squeezebox, not sqeeuzebox...

Regards,
Peter



Oops...my mistake (due to late night work ;)...I have corrected the text & url. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

regards,
Linuxtuxie

linuxtuxie
2006-06-10, 00:56
That's pretty nice. But it seems to me that all you really needed was to remove the stand and use those holes to bolt the Squeezebox directly into the wall, with a hole cut out of the wall to accomodate the rear connectors.

Well, in a brick wall it is not that easy to nicely position the squeezebox in a horizontally levelled state. For that you need to have 2 perfectly levelled holes drilled in your brick wall. As you know if you drill in between 2 bricks with cement, the drill wants to center itself...and as a result the squeezebox is not levelled horizontally. The Legrand system takes care for such problems, you can adjust the metal frame (and coverplate ofcourse) on the built in box so that it is perfectly levelled horizontally

Secondly, if you would cut out a hole in the brick wall and you do not have a squeezebox yet...you are left with a hole where you can see all the cables comming out. With my solution you do not have that situation.



The face plate isn't really necessary, as the hole is covered by the Squeezebox. The shallow junction box would probably interfere with many RCA plugs and force you to use 90 degree plug adapters, whereas having no junction box would give you the entire depth of the wall cavity for making connections.


The max depth of such Legrand boxes is 60mm (they also exist in 40mm and 50mm), which is plenty of room to store all the cables...and if you decide not to mount a squeezebox, you can just put in 3 blind plates to cover the front cover. An example can be found at http://users.skynet.be/linuxtuxie/squeezebox/images/blindplate.jpg



Your method is a bit more finished, say if you commonly need to remove the Squeezebox. In either case it's going to be a b***ch if you ever drop the ends of any of your cables down into the wall cavity.


Well that's not true actually, all the cables are stored in that box...so no chance of loosing them.

Regards,
Linuxtuxie

peter_harding
2006-06-10, 05:46
Hi guys,

i wanted to mount a sb2 in my bathroom, and the picture enclosed shows what i came up with. I designed a new plastic front plate complete with lens and had it machined up from the cad dwgs that i did by a local plastics supply company.

i then cut out a suitable hole in the cupboard, stuck the squeezebox on a shelf and then siliconed the front plate onto the cupboard.

The squeezebox unit feeds a t-audio amp, with kef ceiling mount speakers completing the install.

Pete.

Paul_B
2006-06-10, 07:00
Pete,

That looks fantastic very neat job.

Paul

funkstar
2006-06-10, 11:52
That is a very very nice install Pete. Well done :)

peter_harding
2006-06-10, 13:16
Thanks for the positive feedback, i have the cad plan for the plastic part as a pdf if any one wants it. The piece cost about 65 pounds including all plastic and machining and the assembly. If i was going to do it again i would make the front plate thicker as you can just see the lens colour showing through.

It certainly is a talking point in our house when new guest use the bathroom, they allways remark that its a lot of effort for a digital clock! But they see the worth when i spark it up into audio player mode!

Pete.

linuxtuxie
2010-01-16, 13:20
After a few years of renovating I have reached the step where I am able to install my squeezebox classic device.

The complete guide for my wall mount can be found at http://www.linuxtuxie.net/squeezebox/

The final result can be viewed below: