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Old 5th May 2007, 12:03 AM   #1
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Im looking for some ideas from members on here, how people built there speaker stands. I was going to make something like this with 2 pieces of 3" pvc then fill with sand like i did before. I thought i would ask for ideas and suggestions from others.. I could just buy a pair for 139$ too.

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Old 5th May 2007, 12:24 AM   #2
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A cheap way might be to find at a building supply offcuts of the composite decking (trex) 4x4 posts. Just need a base and top if the speakers are larger. The hollow ones you could tap holes to route speaker wire through. Even at $4/ft they are still a decent buy.

$139 for a solid stand, quality isn't that bad a price if they work cosmetically. It comes down to your time to make something up and the availability of materials to use.
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i'd like to try to use the 25$ worth of pvc that i just bought. if it fails to build then ill just opt out and buy a set
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Old 5th May 2007, 12:18 PM   #4
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I don't know if this will help. Here is a company that specialises
in speaker stands for both Pro monitors and HE.

http://www.soundanchors.com/


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Old 23rd September 2014, 11:59 AM   #5
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A Stand is the furniture that places your speakers at an optimum height, correct? I am also planning my next project and it involves small speakers. I plan on a 2way with 6.5" mid-woofer. The optimum height is the question for me.

Sorry to get off course on this, but my thoughts are organizing...LOL

For stability, 3 - 2" PVC tubes would be better then 2 tubes... that is obvious enough, but a single 4" or 6" would be better! Providing you pay close attention to securing everything down, placing SAND in the lower half would help keep it stable. Or... go this direction!

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Old 23rd September 2014, 01:18 PM   #6
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I am too on the same wagon, I am looking too for speaker stands, for full size threeway speakes which are 14 kilos its one.
Their height needs to be between 45 to 50cm Max.

I am thinking the DIY approach but by using fine in quality materials.
The bottom plate could be from black kitchen bench wood (30mm in thikness) , which is strong and has a ready curve at the front.

The midle section could be of 12cm water pipe.
And regarding the top plate will be made also 20mm in thikness wood.
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Old 23rd September 2014, 01:24 PM   #7
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The optimum height is the question for me.
This answer is simple, Twitters should be at the same height of the listener ears when seating on a chair.
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my experience is if you have a three way the mid should be at your listening ear level, with two way I split the difference to the half way point between the edge of the woofer and the centre of the tweeter.

As to stand esthetics look to Skylan Stands for excellent proportions. Best regards Moray James.
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In my case the most simple test, that is standing in front of my speakers in seating VS standing-up position, proved to me that bass frequencies are the most fragile or easy to be lost.
Another detail which pleased me about my Philips tweeters is their ability in HF dispersion, it seems wide enough to offer you room for more experiments regarding positioning.

Naturally if money is no problem, you may get motorized stands and find the sweet-spot more effortless.

I am attaching a picture of my speakers with their commercial stand which is not available anywhere.
Plus a second picture with the same stand in a sorter version.

Basically is so easy to be copied, I started visiting local carpenters, so to find out if they have any pieces of wood that I can use.
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Old 23rd September 2014, 09:06 PM   #10
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Hi,

There are loads of ways of making stands, and the illustration in
post #1 is not the way to do it, a poor design for a tiny speaker.

I said before the tall stand looks a liitle high, the short stand
looks a a little low, best axis is usually tweeter ear hieght.

rgds, sreten.
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