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Speaker stand suggestions?
« on: February 14, 2021, 10:22:46 PM »
In the same vein as Stereonut's earlier thread on affordable racks, I am looking for affordable speaker stands that aren't Pangea. I am looking to replace my el-cheapo Sanus MDF stands with something that hopefully does not cost more than the speakers they are to be used with!  :lol:

I need at least 28" or 30" stands for small bookshelf speakers. Maybe something in the $300 range?

This Argosy stand caught my eye, it has the Isoacoustics isolation thing on top, but they are too tall. https://www.guitarcenter.com/Argosy/Spire-360i-Speaker-Stand-with-IsoAcoustics-Technology.gc?rNtt=argosy&index=8

Thanks!

Paul

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Re: Speaker stand suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2021, 07:31:21 AM »
I use the Skylan SP-27 (27" height $335) for my KEF LS50s. They recommend filling them with rice or kitty litter (I used rice). They also make a product called the Q-Brick for isolation which you might find useful (I just use the rubber feet that came with the KEFs).

https://www.skylanstands.com/index.html#stands2p

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Re: Speaker stand suggestions?
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2021, 08:40:27 AM »
  Look at B&W and Pangea.



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Re: Speaker stand suggestions?
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2021, 10:18:43 AM »
I have B & W stands. They’re 24” and believe they don’t make a taller stand.
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Re: Speaker stand suggestions?
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2021, 10:38:33 AM »
I have B & W stands. They’re 24” and believe they don’t make a taller stand.

   Good to know. The 24" B&W are a no brainer. BTW make sure the tweeter is at ear level when sitting on a stand. Usually about 39" above finished floor to center line of tweeter.


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Re: Speaker stand suggestions?
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2021, 10:53:06 PM »
I have B & W stands. They’re 24” and believe they don’t make a taller stand.

Hehe. These were the 'free' ones, if I remember correctly?

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Re: Speaker stand suggestions?
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2021, 10:55:03 PM »
I have B & W stands. They’re 24” and believe they don’t make a taller stand.

Hehe. These were the 'free' ones, if I remember correctly?

Umm...yes. To those wondering, it’s a long story  :lol:
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Re: Speaker stand suggestions?
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2021, 10:58:27 PM »
I have B & W stands. They’re 24” and believe they don’t make a taller stand.

   Good to know. The 24" B&W are a no brainer. BTW make sure the tweeter is at ear level when sitting on a stand. Usually about 39" above finished floor to center line of tweeter.

charles

I can't find any B&W stands that are taller than 24", which I think I need. I already have my 24 stands on top of patio bricks so the the tweeters are ear level.

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Re: Speaker stand suggestions?
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2021, 11:38:13 AM »
I have B & W stands. They’re 24” and believe they don’t make a taller stand.

   Good to know. The 24" B&W are a no brainer. BTW make sure the tweeter is at ear level when sitting on a stand. Usually about 39" above finished floor to center line of tweeter.

charles

I can't find any B&W stands that are taller than 24", which I think I need. I already have my 24 stands on top of patio bricks so the the tweeters are ear level.

Paul,
There are a few options at 29”
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https://www.standsandmounts.com/24-29speakerstands.aspx
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Re: Speaker stand suggestions?
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2021, 08:31:37 PM »
https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=24794

Or if you're in a hurry...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DMCXX32

I got a set for my son, very very solid, fillable, excellent value.
« Last Edit: March 28, 2021, 08:36:48 PM by Barry (NJ) »
Happiness is when your system overcomes your nervosa ;) 
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Re: Speaker stand suggestions?
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2021, 10:26:35 PM »
https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=24794

Or if you're in a hurry...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DMCXX32

I got a set for my son, very very solid, fillable, excellent value.

Hey Barry,
Hope all is well back east
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Re: Speaker stand suggestions?
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2021, 03:29:25 AM »
I have a pair of the Pangea 32" speaker stands on order and hope to have them shortly.   They make 3 heights, 24", 28" and 32". 

Price was very reasonable from Audio Advisor and a few other places.

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Re: Speaker stand suggestions?
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2021, 11:31:07 AM »
Hey Barry,
Hope all is well back east
Nick

Thanks Nick! Hope all's well with you and yours! And yes all's well here, been working from home and laying low, using my media-room a lot this past year ;)
Everyone in my home was finally vaccinated by the end of February, we're still laying low, no frivolous outings, but feeling more comfortable when any of us do venture out.
Happiness is when your system overcomes your nervosa ;) 
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Re: Speaker stand suggestions?
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2021, 12:12:01 PM »
Hey Barry,
Hope all is well back east
Nick

Thanks Nick! Hope all's well with you and yours! And yes all's well here, been working from home and laying low, using my media-room a lot this past year ;)
Everyone in my home was finally vaccinated by the end of February, we're still laying low, no frivolous outings, but feeling more comfortable when any of us do venture out.

Good deal, Barry! You’ve got a very nice setup  :thumb: Thanks for those pics.
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Re: Speaker stand suggestions?
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2021, 09:50:20 PM »

Paul,
There are a few options at 29”
Nick
https://www.standsandmounts.com/24-29speakerstands.aspx

Thanks, Nick. Will check these out. Same website I saw those VTI racks.

Paul