Velcro on speaker stands

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  1. JeffreyS

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    My bookshelf speaker stands came with little Velcro dots that would help keep the speakers from being knocked off. If I install these dots, what, if any, effect would it have on the sound?
     
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    I currently ise velcro to secure my speakers to their stands. The velcro does 2 things... first, it secures the speaker so it does not slide off the stand. Secondly, it acts like an "insulator" so the speaker is isolated from the stand otherwise vibrations could ensue.
     
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    Just thought I would tell you I used 2 sided tape to secure my last speakers to the stands. I was always worried that someone would knock them off. Even with the 2 sided tape I worried. I shouldn't when it was time for them to come off I couldn't pull them off. I had to pry them off. No damage was done luckily. That stufff really holds.
     
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    Just a tip if anyone uses two sided tape and wants to remove it: you'll want to use a solvent used in installing grips on golf clubs. One particular brand, made by Brampton, is non-toxic, has little smell and would be safest to use. In the case of a speaker held down by double sided tape, I'd use a butter knife or something similar to pry the tape a tiny bit and squirt some of the solvent at it. Wait a few seconds and you'll probably notice the tape loses its stickiness. Keep prying and squirting the solvent.
     
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    Rick Is a golf shop the only place to get the solvent you are talking about?
     
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    Probably, though you can also mail order it. Two companies I use are Golfsmith and Golfworks. Some retailers may carry it but you'd be more likely to find it at a component supply store (they'll sell clubheads, shafts, grips, etc).

    If there's a "non-golf" equivalent of this solvent, I don't know what it'd be.
     
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    naphtha aka zippo fluid can be used also, which you can get practically anywhere. just make sure not to have a flame near... that could be bad.
     
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    Instead of using two sided tape or velcro, another option is blu-tak or a similar product. It's probably more secure than velcro (your speakers won't budge), and easier to remove from speaker and stand than two sided tape (it peels off nicely).
     
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    I'll second blu-tak/equivalent. Works great, no residue. You should be able to find something similar in most hardware stores.
     
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    I third the blu-tak. you can get it at staples or office max also... I use it and it takes a few minutes of gently working my speaker back and forth until if finally lets go. Its good stuff. Your speakers won't go anywhere.

    Staples Reusable adhesive
     
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    I'll 4TH blutak..that shit rocks! I use it on all my speakers...and have actually hid one of my runs of speaker wire under the fireplace brick...it held perfectly!
     
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    Blue tak. The audiophile duct tape! I can't see velcro being as good a mount. Double sided tape might suffice, but i think blu tak is best.
     

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