Next Level Acoustics Announces UM-1 Mount for Soundbars

Next Level Acoustics’ UM-1 bracket can be used with its Elite Series Sonos Playbar Enclosures. It’s made with 10- and 14-gauge steel to support 20 pounds above a flat-panel TV and 30 pounds below.


Over the past 18 or so months, the Massachusetts manufacturer Next Level Acoustics has grown its product line from its initial Elite Series Sonos PlayBar Enclosure, along with its soundbars and subwoofers.

Next Level has announced its UM-1 bracket. The company says the new UM-1 bracket can be used by electronics professionals to create an integrated look to their flat-panel TV and soundbar installations. 

Next Level Acoustics says the UM-1 bracket provides full height, depth and tilt adjustments for fine tuning speaker placement, and it emphasizes that the made-in-the-USA bracket features 10- and 14-gauge steel.

The UM-1 bracket supports speakers up to 20 pounds mounted above flat-panel TVs, and soundbars as heavy as 30 pounds when soundbars are mounted below flat-panel televisions. 

The bracket is compatible with its Elite Series Sonos PlayBar Enclosure, as well as third-party soundbar products. 

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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.