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Topic # 127278 5-Aug-2013 10:47
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Hello Geekzoners!

I bought a pair of these Microlab Solo 7c speakers a while ago, and I would like to raise them off the ground.
http://www.microlab.com/?r=Stereosystemen&st=full&id=225

Currently they are sitting on the floor next to my TV, and I just want them to sit up about 30cm or so higher of the floor.

Does anyone here know where I can get a pair of reasonably priced Speaker Stands in the Waikato area from? I have heard of Speaker Spikes, but I'm not sure if that's what I'm after, they don't seem to raise the speaker up much. Any suggestions are welcome. 

Many Thanks!
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  Reply # 871948 5-Aug-2013 11:52
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Cinder blocks have done me well in the past. Do you have to pass a wife test at all? They will probably fail that. But they are certainly cheap and weighty enough to not rattle etc.




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  Reply # 871960 5-Aug-2013 12:09
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There's an absolute abundance of speaker stands on the market, 30 cm is slightly lower than you'd typically find... however there are an abundance of options. Try popping by your local specialist audio store and asking what they have, and what budget they sit at.

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  Reply # 872007 5-Aug-2013 13:31
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Does anybody know of any store selling online?   I am also looking for some stands of similar height (20 - 30 cm) for my computer speakers on my desk but have had trouble find anything that is that small.

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  Reply # 872012 5-Aug-2013 13:42
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mikerussellnz: Does anybody know of any store selling online?   I am also looking for some stands of similar height (20 - 30 cm) for my computer speakers on my desk but have had trouble find anything that is that small.


I've seen people use storage cubes filled with books or small TV wall and table mounts for the bookshelf size speakers. I've also seen lengths of 100x100 timber for the smaller computer speakers.

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  Reply # 872025 5-Aug-2013 14:11
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richms: Cinder blocks have done me well in the past. Do you have to pass a wife test at all? They will probably fail that. But they are certainly cheap and weighty enough to not rattle etc.


Yea, they will not pass, the missus will throw them out. But thanks for the suggestion

Dunnersfella: There's an absolute abundance of speaker stands on the market, 30 cm is slightly lower than you'd typically find... however there are an abundance of options. Try popping by your local specialist audio store and asking what they have, and what budget they sit at.


I had a look around, but most of them want to charge me an arm for some. There are some that pop up on Trademe every now and then though, so may be I should just keep an eye on that. I just want something that looks half decent and that's not over the $150 mark.

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  Reply # 872029 5-Aug-2013 14:14
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 I've seen people use storage cubes filled with books or small TV wall and table mounts for the bookshelf size speakers. I've also seen lengths of 100x100 timber for the smaller computer speakers.


Hmmm, wooden storage cubes are actually not a bad idea... I might look at some of them as well.




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  Reply # 874557 9-Aug-2013 13:44
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I found a load on clearence at my local Harvey Norman when I picked up my Wharfedale bookshelf speakers the other week. They had 30cm and 60cm speaker stands for $29 each........ Although when I got to the checkout I seemed to pay $29 for the pair!


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  Reply # 874563 9-Aug-2013 13:48
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Why _are_ speaker stands, generally speaking, so horrendously expensive? Is the sand they're filled with something exotic?




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  Reply # 874564 9-Aug-2013 13:50
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I made my own very similar to the ones posted in the link above.

Made from pine, 1m tall, cost $40 all up. And I am a total noob when it comes to woodworking!

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stevenz: Why _are_ speaker stands, generally speaking, so horrendously expensive? Is the sand they're filled with something exotic?


Yes, it's special electrostatically stable sand so it doesn't disrupt the electrons in your speaker, which gives you a wider soundstage

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  Reply # 874579 9-Aug-2013 14:04
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My current speaker stands are a pair of older speakers. (KEF egg's perched on PYE ProLab 100's!)




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  Reply # 875352 11-Aug-2013 13:58
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Some are works of art.

Local stands by Parmenter Audio

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=603537316357299&set=a.138790062832029.19607.138776836166685&type=1&theater

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  Reply # 875594 12-Aug-2013 09:04
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If they don't fall apart on you...

I prefer these.
http://www.imageaudio.co.nz/index.php?page=shop/flypage&product_id=1750&category_id=4e46705ceb89c940d3f99036dece7bd2&PHPSESSID=u6s6b7pcbv0mjpd4iig7ks4j82

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  Reply # 875788 12-Aug-2013 12:14
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They are nice, but they are also $400. Maybe I should think about making my own.... I just can't bring myself to drop that much money on speaker stands.

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