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.