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Old 6th December 2011, 02:40 PM   #1
tomst is offline tomst  United Kingdom
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Hi. Im looking to build some stands for some KEF Cresta 1s.
I have search for this a fair bit but not found much.
Most speaker stands have a top plate design that will close in the bottom of the speaker. Some higher end stands like the Epos st12i have an open frame top. What, if any, are the advantages in having the standard top plate design.
in my opinion it is like putting a speaker on a shelf or stuffing it in to a corner.
surly as long as the open frame is sturdy like the Epos this will open up the sound?
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Old 6th December 2011, 04:59 PM   #2
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I found the best thing to do with speakers is hang em from the ceiling with some good steel wire... They sound awsome and u get no vibration anywhere.
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Old 6th December 2011, 05:58 PM   #3
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I found the best thing to do with speakers is hang em from the ceiling with some good steel wire... They sound awsome and u get no vibration anywhere.
I believe this is what was done at the BBC with some of their studio monitors.
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Old 7th December 2011, 07:39 PM   #4
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I have hung speakers and used stands. I find I prefer the stands. It may have just been perception, but I found I did not like the bass when hung.

A top plate means it is easy to put any old speaker on it. Nothing else.

Typically I will make a hollow pillar about 5 inches square, top and bottom plate to look good, and fill it with sand. I am using a pair of Vietnamese ceramic elephants for my stands in my living room right now.

Being "open" to the room is too simplistic. Everything in the environment matters. If you are serious about imaging, absorbers on the front wall is what you need. You will take a series double-take the first time you hear sounds from several feet outside of the speakers. Bug TV screens and the accouterments of life all make imaging in a real room highly individual.

Simple answer, no magic. Don't overthink it. For sure don't think a stand is going to make much of a difference.
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Old 8th December 2011, 01:08 AM   #5
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I'm thinking it depends on the bottom/size of the speaker and it's eventual placement.

As well, what is the floor made of?

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Old 8th December 2011, 01:11 AM   #6
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Don't overthink it. For sure don't think a stand is going to make much of a difference.
I disagree. Contact with the floor and distance from reflective walls can be huge (unless you also think Bose are fine.)

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