Rather than answer your question, let me pose one of my own. Are you willing to jeopardize the sale of your house over this? Because in a worst-case scenario, that's what could happen.
As others have said, whether the speakers are considered a fixture is not obvious. Refer to the following website:
And you will find that a drapery rod, attached to a wall with nails, bolts, or screws can be viewed as a fixture in some places. How different is that from speakers that are screwed to the wall?
I'm assuming your contract does not state that the speakers are to be excluded from the sale. For what it's worth, here is what the "'Lectric Law Library" has to say about such a situation:
"Fixtures are automatically included in a sale, unless specifically mentioned in the contract as going to the seller."
Ken, I am not an attorney, and this is not legal advice. However, please don't lose sight of the goal--You're trying to sell your house.
In most parts of our country, Sellers are waiting a long time to find a Buyer. Many Sellers are offering incentives to Buyers to purchase their property. Consider your leaving the speakers as a Buyer incentive, a nice gesture that will make the Buyers feel happy that they bought your home.
To your success,
Maggie Hawk, REALTOR
Watson Realty Corp.
I think if they are not considered a fixture and if you did not included them in the sale of the home in the Sellers Disclosure form then yes take your speakers. Unless there is a signed bill of sale on these items in the contract they are considered personal property and can be removed before closing.