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Crimson Mounts
« on: December 08, 2018, 08:41:35 AM »
We have carried Chief mounts for many years, but the price on the Chief mounts keeps slowly creeping up. Chief just had a price increase December 1st. MSRP for an RPMA mount is now $264. With that in mind we have been looking at other options to offer. That brings us to Crimson mounts. I have a sample of the JR3XL. Nice sturdy mount, rated for 70lb. It has gear adjustment and a separate mounting plate to attach to the projector.

The mount works for a spacing up to 15" x 15" (379.74mm x 379.74mm). Currently the mounts come with universal mounting arms, but we are in discussions with Crimson in regards to offering custom plates for some models. The mounts are made of nice heavy aluminum casting, with gear adjustment. Looks like a good product. Like the Chief mounts, the Crimson is threaded to attach to 1.5" ID drop tubes. One nice feature of the JR3, it has two mounting holes, so can be attached directly to a single ceiling joist. When attached this way, you still have a geared adjustment knob to adjust rotation and of course, geared adjustment knobs for pitch and yaw. Once set, everything can be locked down with allen screws.

I will switch out my mount and report what I think of this new mount.
Crimson link: http://crimsonav.com/
JR3KL link: http://crimsonav.com/product-type/projector-mounts/ceiling/jr3xl.html
« Last Edit: December 08, 2018, 08:45:16 AM by AVSMike »
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Re: Crimson Mounts
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2018, 09:32:47 AM »
I hate universal plates, so I modified my Chief custom plate so that it could be used with the Crimson mount. Between modifying the plate and because I use an A-lens, this took me quite a while to reinstall everything.
« Last Edit: December 08, 2018, 01:24:17 PM by AVSMike »
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Re: Crimson Mounts
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2018, 09:53:19 AM »
You can at least see the knobs for adjustment like my Peerless!

Never could find a drawing or parts blowup or picture that showed the gears on the Chief!!

I like to see/know how things work. Thanks for the information.

Re: Crimson Mounts
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2018, 12:17:36 PM »
This is why I've always been an advocate for shelf mounting! Though I understand not all installations allow for such things. I'm fortunate enough to not have to worry about ceiling mounts.

I'm sure these Crimson mounts will work wonderfully as a cheaper replacement. :)

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Re: Crimson Mounts
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2018, 10:23:33 AM »
You can at least see the knobs for adjustment like my Peerless!

Never could find a drawing or parts blowup or picture that showed the gears on the Chief!!

I like to see/know how things work. Thanks for the information.

The Chief does not have knobs. I guess they decided on a cleaner look or wanted to make it so that people could not just reach up and turn knobs. You can look into the adjustment screw hole and see the gear. You adjust it by sticking a #2 phillips screwdriver in the hole and rotate the gear.
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Re: Crimson Mounts
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2018, 12:07:45 PM »
This is why I've always been an advocate for shelf mounting! Though I understand not all installations allow for such things. I'm fortunate enough to not have to worry about ceiling mounts.

I'm sure these Crimson mounts will work wonderfully as a cheaper replacement. :)

I have a shelf mount in my family room setup and both ceiling and shelf mount in my dedicated room. I have always found that a gear adjustable ceiling mount was much easier to alighn the projector with the screen.
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Re: Crimson Mounts
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2018, 03:41:06 PM »
This seems like a really well made, sturdy projector mount.
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Re: Crimson Mounts
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2018, 03:43:44 PM »
I like the adjustment knobs and the set screws.
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Re: Crimson Mounts
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2018, 03:45:20 PM »
I did not try out the universal arms, as I don't have a suitable projector here.
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