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Desktop speaker stands

post #1 of 24
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does anyone know where to get short speaker stands ~6-8" for bookshelves?
post #2 of 24
I made some:
post #3 of 24
Fantastic looking stands!

Btw, the ushers are seriously amazing value, but ever since I've heard Dynaudio, I just can't bring myself to buy them.

Counting down, $1000 more to go. :cry:
post #4 of 24
HeadRoom is releasing their adjustable speaker stands w/ headphone holder at the first of April.
post #5 of 24
Wood Technologies made some nice ones:





post #6 of 24
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Originally Posted by spyderx View Post
I made some:
Very clean looking setup.
post #7 of 24
That picture is just my office/den setup. I'm actually really happy with what began with an experiment in tube amps. I've only had the Usher's about a week and am really pleased with their performance.

I actually looked at PSB, Totem, Paradigm, and Dynaudio and preferred the Ushers at their price/performance point. I needed a front ported speaker due to placement issues. Usher met the bill.

Unfortunately I've been bitten by the tube bug and am seriously considering getting a set of larger tube mono-blocks for my Rotel/B&W setup in my family room. This is a sickness!

To the original poster: I looked and looked and couldn't find anything really compact for my desk, so I just made some. It was easy. I just used some cheap Poplar wood, cut on a table saw at my buddy's house, sanded, screwed/glued, patched, and stained them with an ebony stain. They look OK, actually. Even passed the wife test.
post #8 of 24
spiderx that was such a nice setup I showed my wife. My setup is kinda like that but in training. Have a computer, Darkvoice Figaro, and a few beer cans.
post #9 of 24
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Originally Posted by spyderx View Post
That picture is just my office/den setup. I'm actually really happy with what began with an experiment in tube amps. I've only had the Usher's about a week and am really pleased with their performance.

I actually looked at PSB, Totem, Paradigm, and Dynaudio and preferred the Ushers at their price/performance point. I needed a front ported speaker due to placement issues. Usher met the bill.

Unfortunately I've been bitten by the tube bug and am seriously considering getting a set of larger tube mono-blocks for my Rotel/B&W setup in my family room. This is a sickness!

To the original poster: I looked and looked and couldn't find anything really compact for my desk, so I just made some. It was easy. I just used some cheap Poplar wood, cut on a table saw at my buddy's house, sanded, screwed/glued, patched, and stained them with an ebony stain. They look OK, actually. Even passed the wife test.
So how much you charging to make more?

Think I'm gonna have to fire up my dad's table saw next time I visit the parents.
post #10 of 24
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So how much you charging to make more?
Yeah, those stands are *exactly* what I've been looking for fruitlessly for ages now.

Too bad I have absolutely zero woodworking skills.
post #11 of 24
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Yeah, those stands are *exactly* what I've been looking for fruitlessly for ages now.

Too bad I have absolutely zero woodworking skills.
I also lack skills, but I can't find anything either...sooo, I have no other choice but to try & make my own. I'm sure they'll be wobbly & hideous! I just need about 6-8" higher damnit!
post #12 of 24
I use mopads for my monitors. Can be used on their own or in conjunction with a small stand.

MoPAD Monitor Isolation Pads - Acoustic sound isolation products from Auralex Acoustics.
post #13 of 24
I put some fancy closed sell foam padding under my carpet, and had a bunch left over. I cut a square pad of it, and put the pad under each speaker on my desktop. Seems to really help the sound quality. I suspect it's a ghetto version of those fancy monitor isolation pads. Much cheaper for sure.
post #14 of 24
Dunno if I'm up to making any more. Although easy, it was sort of time consuming. Maybe an hour all said to cut everything exact. But a bunch of time sanding (I have a palm-sander). Then the whole drill, countersink, screw deal. Then the patch/fill... then stain.

Trust me, I don't have much in the way of wood working skills. Just a little patience.

And they worked out. It was a crappy weekend when I made them, so it gave me something to do. Mistake was sanding in the garage. The S2000 & MiniCooper needed a bath after that.
post #15 of 24
I use four Herbie's Medium Fat Dots under each of my speakers.
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