Are wood speaker stands ok??

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  1. Mark Guidry

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    Are they good or are steal ones better?? I was looking at thesebut I am not sure if I should get wood ones or not. I have some now that are just a single steal tube (which is ok) but the base is ugly it looks like I but the back bar is a little wider. I have a gift card to BB and they have these stands thats why I was looking at them.
     
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    I used to own the 16" version of these, then went to adjustable metal stands. AFAIK, these are made of MDF, not wood, which is a good thing. I'm not sure if wood would be a very good choice for speaker stands. IMO MDF would be better, as it's much more inert, and many speaker cabinets are made of MDF anyway.

    P.S. I think these are available for quite a bit cheaper online, if you want to use your gift certificate for something else. Try Yahoo Shopping, I've seen several stores selling Sanus stands.
     
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    Yeah sorry I ment MDF [​IMG] So was yours sturdy?
     
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    The MDF stands can be great if they are heavy and solid. Metal ones can ring if they aren't filled with sand. If you get wood/mdf ones, just be sure they are solid and have good floor spikes.

    What kind of speakers will they be used for?

    If they are very good/expensive speakers, I would suggest more solid stands. But for simple budget bookshelf speakers these stands should be fine.

    You can also build your own if you wish, it's bot too difficult, and you can finish it any way you want.
     
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    They are for my B&W 602's and then the 601's would go on a taller stand for the rears. I havent gone and looked at them yet so I dont know how heavey they are....as for building some myself...hahahaha umm that would not look good at all[​IMG]
     
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    thanks[​IMG]
     
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    Mark, I found those speaker stands you want for less. Go to yahoo.com and click on shopping. Then search for the sanus speakers stands. The bf24b is priced at 39.99.
     
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    Nevermind, I just saw that you have a gift card to BB. Sorry
     
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    i have some wood stands that i bought from circuit city. they're holding my polk's with no problem. i guess my stands are about 24". my speakers are about 32" tall. they don't feel wobbly or anything.

    i think the main benefit from getting stands will be that it'll raise the speaker off he floor...getting the tweeter closer to ear-height.

    it made quite a difference in my sound...i'm really glad i got them.
     
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    What does "MDF" stand for?
     
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    MDF= medium density fiberboard about $20 per 4'x8' sheet at home depot.

    oh, that's 3/4" thick BTW.
     
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    Yeah I am trying to see what I can spend it on other than movies. I already have a set of stands...they are just not the greatist looking I think. I like the full botto, look of the Sanus from BB.
     
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    thanks jeff.
     
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    From being in car audio for a long time, I'm quite familiar with MDF. Its the preferred material for sub boxes. But sometimes its really hard to find, many places require special order.
     

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