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Old 17th December 2004, 04:36 PM   #1
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Default DIY Surround Sound Speaker Stands - Copper Pipe

It took me awhile to come up with a good idea for Speaker Stands, but I found the perfect econimcal solution, Copper Pipes.

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It's a simple design.

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Old 17th December 2004, 04:59 PM   #2
tiroth is offline tiroth  United States
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Smart. I am always looking for construction ideas when I cruise the aisles of the local Home Depot.

You might also consider polishing with steel wool. You have to clearcoat with polyurethane or shellac but the warm glow of copper is very nice.
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Old 17th December 2004, 05:36 PM   #3
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Looks cool but how heavy are those speakers
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Old 17th December 2004, 07:50 PM   #4
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They are fairly heavy, probably around 10 pounds. If I did it again I would make the base bigger to compensate.
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Old 17th December 2004, 10:48 PM   #5
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Wow This Brings back Memories. I build a pair of stands useing copper pipe for some speaker stands too. When i was in grade 9 for soem old bose cube speakers. But mine looked totally difrent. They had a 45degree angle in the middle to make them stand up straight and i also sanded them down with 250 grit paper and painted them hi gloss black : O )
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Old 18th December 2004, 01:06 AM   #6
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How did you connect the fittings and pipe - i do not see any solder traces?

Should fill those tubes with sand - otherwise - they might resonate at certain frequencies.
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Old 18th December 2004, 02:09 AM   #7
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U use a blow torch and solder unless he used glue but mine were soldered with copper solder and a torch at school i got a a+ for my design idea and theory.. i also filled mine with sand : O )
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Old 18th December 2004, 02:55 AM   #8
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As we are doing plumbing here - I used to build mine with 3" abs pipe, mounted onto a wooden platform with a round filler piece screwed to same that fit into the pipe. Platform then put onto spikes etc. Looks a little bit more substantial and can be easily painted.
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Old 18th December 2004, 07:34 PM   #9
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I soldered them together. If you saw them up really close you would see the solder. the silver paint covers it up.

Filling the base with sand is a GREAT idea. I was trying to think of how to add weight.

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Old 18th December 2004, 07:40 PM   #10
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I've done lots of copper pipe stands in the past. Several times I even made the feet out of pipe instead of a wood or cement block as the base. It is a good idea to fill the pipe with 'sterile play sand' from the home depot to make it not resonate and add to the weight for stability. You can also get threaded adaptors for the pipe and use flanges to screw it to the speaker or base. The flanges are usually cast iron so you cant just weld them on.
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