Speaker Stands!
Apr 9, 2004 at 9:15 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 23

insomniac

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So what are the good/high value ones to get?

I'd like to stay under $100 if possible and absolutely positively under $150.

This would be to support bookshelf speakers. Possibly the Monitor Audio Bronze B2, the Paradigm Atoms or the NHT SB2's.
 
Apr 9, 2004 at 9:27 PM Post #2 of 23

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I use concrete blocks. You can buy these for $1.80 a block at Home Depot.

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If you're into DIY, TNT-Audio has a few designs. I'm sure you could design and build your own that would work very well and cost very little.
 
Apr 9, 2004 at 9:52 PM Post #4 of 23

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Take a look here They are unde 100.00 and very sturdy....
 
Apr 9, 2004 at 10:03 PM Post #6 of 23

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Check the ones I linked before at PartsExpress, those from Axioms IIRC are made of wood, the ones in PartsExpress are made of steel and weight much more....
 
Apr 9, 2004 at 10:06 PM Post #7 of 23

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the axiom stands can't even begin to compare. Not only do they not come spiked, but they also weight 1/5th the weight of the partsexpress stands. (5lbs vs 25lbs.) And you can mass load the partsexpress stands with leadshot or sand.
 
Apr 9, 2004 at 11:02 PM Post #9 of 23

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That will depend entirely upon which bookshelf you choose and your seating height. You'll probably want to figure that out before settling on a stand height.
 
Apr 10, 2004 at 6:50 AM Post #11 of 23

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I have NHT SB2, and if I am sitting at a somewhat "normal" height, 24" stands will be OK. Perhaps 26". I have Standesign BB-75 metal speaker stands that I purchased years ago from Audio Advisor for $80.00.

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Here's a pic of NHT SB2 on Standesign BB-75 stands powered by a classic Scott amp

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Apr 10, 2004 at 7:48 AM Post #14 of 23

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I think it looks pretty good! The grey and the blue complement each other. Just don't get married!
 
Apr 10, 2004 at 2:20 PM Post #15 of 23

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Quote:

Originally posted by soundboy
I have NHT SB2, and if I am sitting at a somewhat "normal" height, 24" stands will be OK. Perhaps 26". I have Standesign BB-75 metal speaker stands that I purchased years ago from Audio Advisor for $80.00.

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Here's a pic of NHT SB2 on Standesign BB-75 stands powered by a classic Scott amp

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Soundboy how about the rigidness, are the stiff, or do they move laterally while you touch them, I had some of those similar in the past, that they are not that rigid, at least not rigid enough for the task while you touch the speakers, they move laterally ....
 

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