3/8" or 1/2" spikes on my speaker stands?

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  1. MichaelDDD

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    I'm building a set of stands for my Axiom M22ti bookshelves.

    The stands are (will be) 24" tall. I have "normal" carpet and padding. Nothing shag-ruggish or anything like that.

    I don't know which spikes I should use though. Why the difference in diameter? To compensate for heavier stands and speakers? [​IMG]

    The 1/2"

    or the

    3/8" set

    Any ideas?
     
  2. MichaelDDD

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    Where is the luv?
     
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    Depends on the size of the hole at the bottom. Hope you don't have nice floors underneath.
     
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    Size of the hole on the bottom plate of the stands? There's no holes yet, as I haven't built the stands yet. [​IMG] I can drill whatever size hole is necessary. But I can't figure out what size hole IS necessary b/c I don't know what size spike is necessary.

    My head hurts. [​IMG]
     
  5. Chu Gai

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    call them.
     
  6. MichaelDDD

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    Call who? [​IMG] PartsExpress? What's the lady/guy that takes phone orders going to know about spike size? [​IMG]x2
     
  7. Chu Gai

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    Mike, they've got some technical people who might have specific insight. For example, I once required some details on some cables that they were selling. I received a prompt and detailed answer about their construction.
    I imagine the answer to your question depends in part on the speaker weight and possibly the bottom construction. It would seem to me that whatever answer you get, you should contact the manufacturer of your speaker to make sure drilling a hole won't compromise your speaker in any way.
     
  8. MichaelDDD

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    OK, thanks Chu. [​IMG]

    The spikes will be mounted to the stand itself, not the speaker, but I can see where the size of the spike would be related to the weight of the speaker, etc. I'll shoot them an email.
     
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    I've used those same 3/8" spikes before on stands to hold like sized speakers. They worked out just fine. Plus the 1/2" are more $.

    -Dave
     
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    Thanks Dave! [​IMG] Yeah, I noticed the price discrepancy too. They are 3x the price! What's up with that? [​IMG]

    3/8s it is.
     

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