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Old 08-05-2019, 03:28 PM   #1
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I was recently gifted a Klipsch R-5502-W II, I was hoping on putting it in my game room since im currently using a $30 center speaker, but the speaker needs 16" to fit in a wall, unfortunately my studs are 14" apart.

I was thinking of cutting the studs and building a box to fit the speaker inside the wall, while also using the box to connect the studs back.

Anybody run into this before and have some tips ideas?

Thank you.
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I do not think that would be an issue. If you really have a concern, you can install additional studs in the middle of the adjacent studs or horizontal braces between the studs (but that is likely overkill).
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I do not think that would be an issue. If you really have a concern, you can install additional studs in the middle of the adjacent studs or horizontal braces between the studs (but that is likely overkill).
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Your box in the studs idea is perfect, just double up the horizontal sections, rest the sides on the bottom section and the top on the side sections.
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I was recently gifted a Klipsch R-5502-W II, I was hoping on putting it in my game room since im currently using a $30 center speaker, but the speaker needs 16" to fit in a wall, unfortunately my studs are 14" apart.

I was thinking of cutting the studs and building a box to fit the speaker inside the wall, while also using the box to connect the studs back.

Anybody run into this before and have some tips ideas?

Thank you.
If your studs are 14" apart there's another way to go about it. Pick the two studs where you want your speaker to sit. I'm guessing that your studs are 2X4s. Put a new stud to the left of the stud on the left and a new stud on the right of the one on the right and then remove the original studs. Once removed you'll have an additional 3" between those two studs.
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If your studs are 14" apart there's another way to go about it. Pick the two studs where you want your speaker to sit. I'm guessing that your studs are 2X4s. Put a new stud to the left of the stud on the left and a new stud on the right of the one on the right and then remove the original studs. Once removed you'll have an additional 3" between those two studs.
The room is already finished and sheetrocked, so I'm limited on what I can do with the studs other than just cut a box.
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The Klipsch is designed to be positioned horizontally or vertically. I would be looking at a vertical placement instead of trying to modify studs.
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The Klipsch is designed to be positioned horizontally or vertically. I would be looking at a vertical placement instead of trying to modify studs.
Meh... Every window and door is done similarly.
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The Klipsch is designed to be positioned horizontally or vertically. I would be looking at a vertical placement instead of trying to modify studs.
That was my first idea, but the clearance above the tv is not enough, and also below, it would be covered by my entertainment center.
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I was recently gifted a Klipsch R-5502-W II, I was hoping on putting it in my game room since im currently using a $30 center speaker, but the speaker needs 16" to fit in a wall, unfortunately my studs are 14" apart.

I was thinking of cutting the studs and building a box to fit the speaker inside the wall, while also using the box to connect the studs back.

Anybody run into this before and have some tips ideas?

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Before you cut the studs you need to find out if the wall is a supporting wall. Cutting two studs out of a supporting wall could be really bad.
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Before you cut the studs you need to find out if the wall is a supporting wall. Cutting two studs out of a supporting wall could be really bad.
It's in the basement, and I checked to make sure its not a load bearing wall.
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I do not think that would be an issue. If you really have a concern, you can install additional studs in the middle of the adjacent studs or horizontal braces between the studs (but that is likely overkill).
Not only an overkill, but a lot of labor. You'll have to buy the materials, tear down the wall, build additional studs behind it, re-drywall the opening and paint. That's practically a whole day's work or two.
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