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Old 06-03-2015, 05:45 PM   #1
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I want to add a sound bar to my tv because the ac tends to overwhelm the sound. I need to hang it from the area above the tv but have not been able to find one with the hardware to do this. Has anyone done this?Click image for larger version

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Old 06-03-2015, 06:52 PM   #2
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I haven't yet, but I was also exploring adding a soundbar as well
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Old 06-03-2015, 07:54 PM   #3
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I added a really good quality JBL sound bar to our Lexi for the same reason, the loud ac. To be totally honest, it really wasen't that much of an improvement. The ac still overwhelmed it, and I removed it. Still heard more of the ac then the sound bar unless I cranked it way up, and then it was uncomfortable and very noisey, the sound bar compeating with the ac. A better option might be a theater type system, but I didn't want to go to that expense.
Instead, bought two wireless headsets and with a splitter ran them from the rear outputs on the tv. Both work perfectly and we can both adjust the sound level to our own comfort level.
Just an option you might want to consider.
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Old 06-03-2015, 08:02 PM   #4
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Used plain old "L" brackets from Lowes to hang this Klipsch in bedroom. Can now hear the TV over the AC, more than adequate sound.


Energy by Klipsch Powerbar One with Built-In Subwoofer - Walmart.com

There are mounting holes in the back of the soundbar...
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I agree with Igray, the sound was adaquate, but you can still hear the ac. To us it felt like we were listening to two different noise sources.
Ours was mounted in the livingroom area, below the tv, but the ac unit was in the center of the livingroom area also. Our Lexi has a tv in the bedroom area, but it's far enough away from the ac that it's not a problem.
With the headsets you don't hear the ac at all.
Again, just my observation and preference.
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It is not ideal...it drowns our the bedroom AC very well, when the AC shuts off, it blows your through the wall.

Our bigger success was to improve the insulation in the cap, bathroom skylight and other areas with Reflectix. By doing this, the front AC doesn't run nearly as much.
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Old 06-03-2015, 08:24 PM   #7
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Used plain old "L" brackets from Lowes to hang this Klipsch in bedroom. Can now hear the TV over the AC, more than adequate sound.


Energy by Klipsch Powerbar One with Built-In Subwoofer - Walmart.com

There are mounting holes in the back of the soundbar...
How iwide is the sound bar you have? The space I have is 32". Anything shorter than that will work. The head phones is a good idea too. Especially if they were Bluetooth.
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30.0 x 4.1 x 4.4

The built in subwoofer helps.

Bought the same one for my mother, who is very hard of hearing, she loves it...
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30.0 x 4.1 x 4.4

The built in subwoofer helps.

Bought the same one for my mother, who is very hard of hearing, she loves it...
That will work.thank you for the help.:-)
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