PRS Series Projector Ceiling Mount
with Spider® Universal Adapter Plate
Peerless Industries, Inc., a leader of A/V mounting accessories, has recently introduced the new PRS Series Projector Ceiling Mount with the Spider® Universal Adapter Plate. The product is compatible with virtually any projector weighing up to 25 pounds and is designed to adapt to the projector's mounting holes, which typically differ from unit to unit. Available in black, white or silver finishes, the PRS mount is designed to complement the décor of any projector or home theater environment with a smooth look. The unit comes with preinstalled Armor Lock security fasteners which are tightened with a tool that is basically a special Allen screw with a protruding center. This tool prevents the removal of the screws using standard allen wrenches.
The PRS Series mounting kit includes a wide variety of hardware needed to mount the projector to the ceiling. We were happy to see a good selection of metric screws that cover the vast majority of projectors on the market included in the package . Several common sizes are included (M3, M4, M5 and M6) in different lengths. Rather than have all of the hardware in a single bag, Peerless packages each set of parts in their own prelabeled pouch. This makes it easy to find the items needed during assembly. Our Optoma H77 required M6x20mm screws and fortunately they were included as part of the kit. Four channel beams (3 long, 1 short) are used to adapt any projector hole pattern to the adapter plate. Twelve mounting holes on the adapter plate offer a wide variety of mounting options to balance the center of gravity on the projector. Although it's not required, this makes the final adjustments a bit easier during the installation.
The mount assembly can be installed directly to the ceiling or to the optional Projector Wall Arm (PWA-14), which is available for $55. The Projector Wall Arm is designed to accept the PRS mounting plate directly and uses a single large bolt with washers and a lock-nut. The arm attaches to a wall stud with two large screws and extends to the mounting plate about 14" from the wall. This provides adequate room for the cables that exit the rear of the projector panel. The lightweight arm (5 pounds) is simple to install and easily supports up to 50 pounds. A plastic end cap is included with the kit and covers the hole at the end of the extended arm. We installed the wall mount and found that it offered us the best mounting options.
We found the overall installation to be very simple and virtually anyone who is remotely handy should be able to install it. It is important to make sure the position of the mounting hardware is correct to prevent any geometric distortions of the projected image. We made sure our image was centered on the screen before the installation started. If it is not, keystone adjustments may be required to correct the image geometry and we typically do not like to use them if possible. Once installed, minor corrections to the image can be easily performed with the features offered on the multi-axis mounting plate. The set screws located on the side of the mount secure the position. Removing and reinstalling the projector using the quick-release feature is great. We also used the PRS projector mount with a SharpVision XV-Z12000U DLP projector and it was equallly simple to install. In fact, this is a perfect kit for us since we see many different projector mounting patterns from various manufacturers.
We really liked the universal mounting option since we typically have a variety of different projectors at any given time. However, Peerless also makes model specific adapter plates instead of the universal design for those who prefer it. Regardless of which model you choose, the PRS design is reasonably priced, good looking and provides excellent performance.
- Kevin Nakano
Optoma H77 High-Definition HD2+ DLP™ Projector
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