Top critical review
Well made, but could not hold 13LB ZVOX sound bar without flexing.
Reviewed in the United States on February 5, 2017
This soundbar mount may be adequate for light weight plastic soundbars mounted above the TV, but I can’t see it working for any soundbar mounted below the TV (Samsung 55KU56300) unless the back of the soundbar presses up against the wall once mounted. I honestly don’t believe it can properly hold anything more than 5 LBS without warping even though the brackets are sturdy. It’s just a flawed design. I bought this mount based on many positive reviews, and the very low cost, but it didn’t work very well for me. I have a ZVOX SB500 soundbar which weighs 12.6 LBS and when I tried mounting it below my TV, the weight causes the bracket to flex towards the wall which allows the soundbar to tilt forward toward the floor. I had to use hard foam plugs between the soundbar and the wall to force the soundbar parallel to the wall and perpendicular to the floor. This is putting some stress on the lower section of the TV mount, so at some point I will be forced to remove the bracket and wall mount the soundbar. In my opinion, the main flaw with this mount is not the issue I had with weight; it is in the short or long extensions that allow a wide angle of adjustment. There are no teeth in the bracket and extension arm to lock them in place when the bolt is tightened. The only thing preventing the extensions from rotating is a small screw and bolt!! Not even a locking washer. Without teeth it’s not possible to prevent rotation no matter how much you tighten the nut (you will strip it instead). I had to eliminate the extensions and mount the main bracket diagonally between the TV mounting hole and the soundbar mounting hole. This worked, but as mentioned above the weight of the soundbar caused too much deflection in the bracket. On the positive side, the bracket kit has a great selection of mounting hardware, especially the specialized keyhole slot hardware which is pretty clever. Bottom line in my opinion: if the soundbar weights more than 5-8 LBS you may be forced to mount it above the TV where the top of the TV will stop the soundbar from falling forward and keep it parallel with the TV screen. This was not an option for me for various reasons.
Update: Customer support contacted me about the issues mentioned in this review and the latest version of the mount coming soon will have teeth for the adjustable arms to better lock the arms in place. That change alone will not help my scenario with the ZVOX sound bar, but it's an important update. The support team was very courteous and understanding and I rate their service at 5 stars.