I needed to lift some AudioEngine A5's off of the desk and ended up wrapping two blocks of styrofoam with electrical tape to use as temporary stands until I could make some from wood. I was really impressed with how the speakers sounded on the styrofoam but attributed it to lifting the speakers off the desk instead of the material. Well, now I have a proper set of wood stands and I'm thinking of keeping the styrofoam because it sounds better - especially the tighter/more musical bass and the open and airy mids. Just wanted to share this if anyone needed a cheap pair of stands without access to PVC/wood/shop tools. If you apply the electrical tape neatly in a diagonal pattern it actually looks pretty decent and is a good conversation piece.
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7/2/12 at 4:29pm