DIY M&K-style Speaker Stands

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  1. David Cerfolio

    David Cerfolio Auditioning

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    Here's a way to build inexpensive and fine looking bases for the M&K system. All products available at Home Depot.

    18 X 18 inch concrete patio pavers

    3/4" pipe connector thing (metal plate with four holes for bolts and a 3/4" pipe connector)

    2 inch bolts with washers and nuts

    3/4" foam pipe insulation

    3/4" plastic feet (self adhesive)

    Rustoleum Black Textured paint

    Use a masonary bit to drill holes for the bolts that will attach the pipe connector to the paver. Place the connector about four inches from one end of the paver and along the center axis. Attach the connector to the paver with the bolts. Paint the paver and connector with the black paint. Paint the foam insulation with the black paint. After the paint dries attach the plastic feet to the base and cut foam to correct length to cover the pipe length that you have selected.

    I bought the top swivel/tilt bracket from a M&K dealer and bought the pipe and everything else at home depot (very minimal expense). The stands look great and the foam insulation over the pipe hides the speaker wires as well. The black paint over concrete mimic the cast iron M&K bases well.
     
  2. Jeffrey Noel

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    David, do you happen to have any pictures? These DIY stands sound very interesting, but I just can't visualize them.
    Thanks for the info! [​IMG]
     
  3. David Cerfolio

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    I have some digital pics but don't have a website yet. Any other way to post a pic to the forum?
     
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    I use Bidbay.com. They are an auction site but they offer free image hosting. You can do this and just use HTML to post your pic. Although I haven't used it in a while, I hope they are still active.
     
  5. Eric M L

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    David,

    If you want to email them to me, I can post them for you.
     
  6. David Cerfolio

    David Cerfolio Auditioning

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    I have built my first (really crappy) website to post some pics of these stands. The first page shows the finished stands. The second page shows some intermediate steps.
    http://www.angelfire.com/film/cerfolio/
     
  7. Chad Anson

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    Very nice!
     
  8. David Cerfolio

    David Cerfolio Auditioning

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    I have added a pic of the official M&K stands to my webpage to allow a comparison to the DIY stands. OK, the M&K stands look more refined but for the price the DIY stands look pretty darn good (and definitely work great!)
    http://www.angelfire.com/film/cerfolio/
     

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