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Coupling speakers to stands? (NOT speakers/stands to floor)
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Old 21st April 2018, 01:24 AM   #1
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Default Coupling speakers to stands? (NOT speakers/stands to floor)

So I've noticed that some high-end speakers are coupled to the stands. Several that i've seen use some sort of fancy ball bearing type arrangement. I would have thought that I'd want to just just attach the speakers hard to the stands, and then take care of the coupling to the floor. (spikes or rubber, depending on the surface they're standing on)

What is the general concensus - or the best debate - around here, with regards to speakers on stands?

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Blu Tack.
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Old 21st April 2018, 06:31 AM   #3
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I don't know what Blu Tack is, but I've just built a set of enclosures on par with a set of Magico Minis. Do I really want to use goop? Is that the equivalent of fixing an Italian sports car with duct tape?

Sorry, don't mean to be rude, I just wouldn't have expected my solution to come in a tube...
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Old 21st April 2018, 08:45 AM   #4
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I've just built a set of enclosures on par with a set of Magico Minis. Do I really want to use goop?
Yes.
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Is that the equivalent of fixing an Italian sports car with duct tape?
No.
Various sealants are used in the most expensive sports cars. Sealants are packaged in tubes.
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Sorry, don't mean to be rude, I just wouldn't have expected my solution to come in a tube...
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I don't want to use adhesive. Not gonna use that stuff...

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Blu Tack.
Velcro.

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So I've noticed that some high-end speakers are coupled to the stands. Several that i've seen use some sort of fancy ball bearing type arrangement. I would have thought that I'd want to just just attach the speakers hard to the stands, and then take care of the coupling to the floor. (spikes or rubber, depending on the surface they're standing on)

What is the general concensus - or the best debate - around here, with regards to speakers on stands?

Thank you.
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Old 22nd April 2018, 02:24 AM   #10
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Anything besides glues, flypaper, used condoms, etc?

Can somebody please recommend to me a mechanical method? Do you simply screw the speakers directly to the stands, or do you add a layer of isolation?

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