Speaker Stands

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  1. JasonLa

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    I have a 7.1 system. Front, side, and rear speakers are cambridgesoundworks M80s. And the center channel is a MC500. The center is set on top of the TV so its aproximately 3'4" off the floor. I was wondering about setting the rest of the speakers to the same height. Currently they are setup makeshift like on wooden TV dinner stands (for lack of a better name). But they don't lift the speackers up over the top of the couch. I was thinking about making my own stands unless there are reasonably price stands that can hold the speakers and are of the right height.

    I guess I'm just looking for some input from those of you that have done this kind of thing.
     
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    You can get speaker stands (some with adjustable height) from a number of sources. In addition to hi-fi type places, pro audio people use them for monitor stands in studios and the like, which would work well for you if you wanted a metal stand (as opposed to wood)
     
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    Could you link me to some? I'm not quite sure I follow. I'll also have to try and locate a place that would carry such an item in the area unless there is a decent online source to purchase something along the lines of what your refering. Wood or metal makes no difference to me I am just looking for somwthing more suitable than what they are currently on and so that they are high enough off the floor.
     
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    Oh I see. I could probably make a 4' version of those $140 stands. I don't think the materials cost nearly as much as the price they want unless that is for the pair. Shame they don't have a 4' version
     
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    They are all priced per pair. There may be others out there, but that gives you an idea of what to search for.
     
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    Those are probably around $60(1 or 2 sheets of MDF and spikes) without wood and without wood would be incredibly cheap to make them yourself. And shouldn't all speaker stands over $140 have spikes on them or something like that? I just see a slab of wood that goes on the carpet on that pair.
     
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    That set seems overpriced to me too, but their's also a $60 pair that's adjustable, has carpet spikes, and clamps to your speakers. Building something yourself will almost always be cheaper, if you have the expertise and tools to do so.
     

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