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M1001 and M2000 Mounting kits?

Tue May 13, 2014 7:03 pm

Looking for some mounting kits for the M500/M1001 and M2000.

I have several of these lil guys ticking away and want to buy mounting kits, but I can't find them anywhere. Anybody have some ideas?
 
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Re: M1001 and M2000 Mounting kits?

Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:05 am

soundbridger wrote:
Looking for some mounting kits for the M500/M1001 and M2000.

I have several of these lil guys ticking away and want to buy mounting kits, but I can't find them anywhere. Anybody have some ideas?


I suspect only customers who have previously bought a mounting kit will still have one. I myself am also looking for one for an M2000. However what I am expecting to be a more likely successful approach is to get the details of the type of screw used so I can make my own. This would also avoid any horrendous shipping charges as I am based in the UK.

Therefore does anyone know the specifications of the screw holes on the SoundBridge? I would expect these would be imperial type screw threads rather than metric since Roku were an American firm.
 
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Re: M1001 and M2000 Mounting kits?

Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:06 am

jelockwood wrote:
Therefore does anyone know the specifications of the screw holes on the SoundBridge? I would expect these would be imperial type screw threads rather than metric since Roku were an American firm.

My M1000 and M1001s have M4 screw holes, so my guess is that the M500 and the M2000 also have metric screw threads of that size.

Greetings
dupondt
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Re: M1001 and M2000 Mounting kits?

Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:46 am

dupondt wrote:
jelockwood wrote:
Therefore does anyone know the specifications of the screw holes on the SoundBridge? I would expect these would be imperial type screw threads rather than metric since Roku were an American firm.

My M1000 and M1001s have M4 screw holes, so my guess is that the M500 and the M2000 also have metric screw threads of that size.

Greetings
dupondt


Thanks for that information, I will try and find some M4 screws to test their fit. By the way, regardless of the screw types used apparently the old discontinued official wall mount kit only fitted the M1000 and the M2000 and does not fit other models like the M1001 and M500.

If anyone has a genuine official wall mount kit they would like to sell let me know.
 
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Re: M1001 and M2000 Mounting kits?

Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:33 pm

jelockwood wrote:
By the way, regardless of the screw types used apparently the old discontinued official wall mount kit only fitted the M1000 and the M2000 and does not fit other models like the M1001 and M500.

That's because the M1000 and presumably the M2000 have a screw hole centre distance of 100 mm whereas the M1001 and presumably the M500 have a screw hole centre distance of 50 mm.

Greetings
dupondt
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Re: M1001 and M2000 Mounting kits?

Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:51 pm

You can get creative with some cedar 1"x2" from Home Depot.

Drill holes on one side to recess and fit tightly the M4 screw heads,
make sure you remove the SB from the housing and saw off extra
shank length to avoid damaging the internals, then mount the wood
on the wall after you paint it color matched.
 
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Re: M1001 and M2000 Mounting kits?

Sun Feb 21, 2016 6:02 am

dupondt wrote:
jelockwood wrote:
By the way, regardless of the screw types used apparently the old discontinued official wall mount kit only fitted the M1000 and the M2000 and does not fit other models like the M1001 and M500.

That's because the M1000 and presumably the M2000 have a screw hole centre distance of 100 mm whereas the M1001 and presumably the M500 have a screw hole centre distance of 50 mm.

Greetings
dupondt


My M500 has holes 100 mm apart. Looking at it, M4 thread is believable but I don't have an M4 screw handy to test. I would also recommend no more than 2-3 mm of thread engagement without checking clearance inside the case.
 
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Re: M1001 and M2000 Mounting kits?

Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:35 am

Update: With some searching, I found two old threads on home-made mounting kits. Both assert the threaded mounting holes on the back of a Soundbridge are threaded for #8-32 screws. With that, I found an #8-32 UNC (Unified thread, Coarse) screw in my junk drawer, confirmed it with a thread gauge, then confirmed it threads properly into holes on back of my M500.

My understanding is that Unified Thread is hard to find in UK (very commonly used in US). #8-32 screw has diameter over threads of 0.1640", 32 threads per inch. It is roughly similar, but not "close enough" to an M4; I'm sure an M4 would jam, although I don't have one to test. In the US, this size would also be available as a nylon screw, and I would use that to avoid risk of shorting.

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