Finally! Some pictures of my speaker stands. Comments welcome.

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  1. Justin Ward

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    I finally got around to borrowing the digital camera to get sme more pictures. I just uploaded them to my site(which is in my signature below). You can also see my Tempest in a couple of the shots, but it only has half a coat of dark grey stain on it so don't criticize it(yet).

    Anyway, tell me what you guys think of the stands.
     
  2. very nice alternative to the expensive stands [​IMG]

    GOOD JOB!
     
  3. Justin Ward

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    Thanks, The grand total was less than $18 Canadian per stand.
     
  4. Allen Ross

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    hey that design looks a lot like mine where did you get it? [​IMG]


    also i like the contrast of the ends with the PVC, i need to trim mine down a bit why did i ever think 34 inches was the right height?
     
  5. my tweeters are about 35" [​IMG]
     
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    Hey, I've got parts to build some 3" pvc stands...should I fill it with sand?


    Also, what's the dimensions you are using on the top endcap
     
  7. Justin Ward

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    I don't remember the exact dimensions for the top pieces. I basically took the dimensions of the base of the speaker and added an inch to both width and depth.

    Allen, I did use your design(along with the TNT Stubby) as a guideline for the project. Thanks for posting yours, it really helped.
     
  8. Justin Ward

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    I was also thinking my 35" stands were too tall. But once I put the Atoms on them I realized the tweeters were perfectly at ear level.
     
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    Really sharp looking, I'm very fond of the stone finish. A word to the wise for the next set of stands you make though, make the speaker mounting plate slightly smaller than the speaker since the standing waves from the floor is at a much lower frequency than off the mounting plate, audibly coloring the sound less since our hearing acuity begins rolling off below ~1kHz.

    GM
     
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    Bummer... I get broken images when I visit your page.[​IMG]
     
  12. Justin Ward

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    That's weird it seems to be working for me. Try again and if it doesn't work, try right-clicking the broken image icon and selecting "Show-picture".
     
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    Sure you can. Not being familiar with the speakers or how much the grill attenuates the sound I have no idea how much audible difference (if any) there will be, but it's obvious on the few stand mounted speakers I've built. Small/light speakers normally improve somewhat when mass loaded, so you may want to experiment by stacking something fairly heavy on top of them.

    If you like what you hear, then you can mod the stands to clamp them down.

    Yeah, I know, fine time for me to be adding my $.02, but I don't have the time to frequent this forum anymore.

    GM
     
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    Thanks so much for posting this thread and those pictures...I'm at home for the summer (student), and was about to screw some mounts into the drywall behind the sofa in the basement to mount my surrounds, but now I realize that maybe I should just build a set of stands similar to what you did...it'll save my parents a set of holes in the wall, and I'll be able to use them in the future too!

    The price you stated doesn't hurt either. [​IMG]
     
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    I finished mine (not painted). I redid them, since my first design failed! Make sure you have at least 1/2" of MDF when you tighten the threaded rod ends. [​IMG]
    Click to view stand

    they are a little over 31" tall, 12" base, 9" top
     
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    I got some flat black spray paint...since most of my current stuff is just black.

    I liked that stone paint like yours, I used the black stone for my subwoofer...maybe I could paint the top and bottom with that. [​IMG]
     

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