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Old 14th January 2003, 12:05 PM   #1
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Hi

Hoping to get some practical advice here.

I am about to build myself some stands, but that is not the issue. I have 2 young children who naturally run around a lot - so I would like my speakers to be reasonably stable.

Assuming that I can build a pair of stands that are stable, what recommendations would people give for fixing the speakers to the stands - so they should not be accidentally knocked off?

Currently considering such high tech methods as blue tac (same name everywhere?), sticky pads, screws etc.

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Old 14th January 2003, 12:11 PM   #2
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I believe Blue Tac is blue tac no matter where you go.. we also have Yellow Tac here in the Great South Land, but it doesn't like out hot climate and becomes yellow sticky.. not yellow tacy.. ohh, and it doesn't stick very well.. lol... I suppose the way you attach it is upto you... if you use screws, nuts and bolts or whatever, its your speakers you are making holes in.. If you use Blue Tac, its your kids who might end up with a bump on the head.. or were you more woried about the speakers getting damaged..
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Old 17th January 2003, 11:15 PM   #3
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There is also a product called "Quake Hold" that you can find if you do a google search. It is similar to blue tack and is used, or so the packaging claims, by museums.

My wife reports improved midrange microdetail, faster bottom octave bass response and transendental high frequency clarity when she uses it on her collectable Fiesta ware.
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Old 18th January 2003, 12:33 AM   #4
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Default STICKY FINGERS.

Hi,

What you need to consider is the stability of your stand as such.

If the bottom side is Y-shaped,you will have more stability by extending the legs.
Especially the forked part of the Y needs extension.
Granted,this will consume more real estate.

To fix your units to the top of the stand,I would recommend screwing the bottoms between topplate of the stand and speaker together.

In that way,whenever the kids fool around,they're really going to have to lean on the stand to make it trip.

Just a thought,
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Old 23rd January 2003, 11:06 AM   #5
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Thanks

I was thinking of screwing the speakers to the bottom plate.

And to fix the stands to the floor - I was considering bolting them down - the carpet is old after all - then they will definately not move.

Luckily the carpet will not be changed until the kids are older - and not quite so messy - and hence able to avoid knocking into the speakers anyway...

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Old 23rd January 2003, 12:12 PM   #6
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Or try external speaker case for the speaker, without damaging to the speakers.
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Or get wall mounting speaker brackets... perhaps this is a better idea if it is possible.. Either bolting them to the floor, or mounting them to teh wall, you still cant move them, atleast with the wall, you can angle them..
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How about Velcro?
You know the stuff they invented for kids tennis shoes just after I taught my son how to tie his shoes.
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