Mounting floorstanders

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  1. ScottAndrew

    ScottAndrew Stunt Coordinator

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    Does anyone know where to buy 10-12" mounts for floorstanders? Or does anyone have a simple DIY WAF-compatible solution? I'd like to get my 31" N38s a little closer to ear level and to the center. All the stands I've seen have small plates for small speakers, so I think a tall, heavy speaker would fall over. The N38s are front-heavy to start with.

    I'm also interested in any pros/cons to mounting floorstanders if anyone has any opinions to offer.

    Thanks,

    Scott
     
  2. Russell _T

    Russell _T Supporting Actor

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    Radio Shack actually carries some stands that are 8" high, but you have to search around their site for them. Mounting floorstanders off the floor however can result in a loss of floor/boundary gain and weaken your mid bass considerably. Easier to tip over too if you you have the same kind of

    rambunctious household I have. It's best to have them sit as close to the floor as possible but decoupled from it with feet or carpet spikes.
     
  3. Paul Clarke

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    It would be better to set them each on a true solid pedestal than a stand. As you said the N38's are front tip prone and require a small wedge underneath to counteract this anyway. While many stands will give a slight rear tip in their design, without a more solid base you will gain nothing except some stability and lose sound quality.

    It has been my experience that larger bookshelf's respond well to a solid, elevated platform especially if being raised from carpeting.
     
  4. Mark Starratt

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    I just bought pedestal type stands with carpet spikes for my front towers. These speakers were extremely prone to being tipped over by the cats/kids. I was concerened about the change in sound when I picked them up, but was pleasantly surprised to find that they now sound clearer than ever. I did have to adjust my sub a little, but these 11" stands were exactly the stability I was looking for. (They look pretty cool too.) This is a rather long URL (these tend to screw up), but here is what I picked up, only in the 11" version:
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...806522-8561742
     

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