First let me say I'm not the best at DIY of any sort! Recently I purchased a pair of loudspeakers (bookshelf types) and I bought special wall brackets for putting them up on a wall. The speakers weigh 7kg each.
Now the plugs (8mm) I received with the brackets were the standard types, maybe suitable for block or wood but since I am only going into plasterboard/dry lining I went out and bought some hollow wall anchors (you know the ones that supposedly expand their legs for grip behind the wall). Anyway I quickly realised these anchors were not going to work because I was screwing the anchor in the grips along the edge of the anchor was tearing away the plaster and just loosening the cavity! I took the anchor out and saw that the legs/wings had not expanded at all!
So this is where I left it for now as I am unsure if the original supplied wall plugs will be enough for holding the weight of the loudspeaker over time..bearing in mind speakers will be vibrating due to bass etc..and this could maybe loosen things.
So can anyone suggest anything here? I thought of maybe finding the studs behind the wall but then the speakers would not be at equal distances in the room and it would result in unbalanced sound/looks!
Any feedback would be great!