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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!

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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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