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Re: Tell me about speaker stands

Post by I'm Painting Again » Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:09 pm

been thinking about using cinder blocks as speaker stands - I have an adjusting height chair so I think i can get away with doing this

Has anyone tried this or foresee any issues?

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Re: Tell me about speaker stands

Post by losthighway » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:23 pm

joninc wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:46 pm
I built my own stands as well with the pvc pipe filled with sand on wooden bases, mo pads on the top.

followed this guys design - ... -pipe.html
I did this. It was easy and fun. Not sure if it's the additional bass trapping, or cloud over the mix position I added last week, or the stands but things are sounding clearer in my control room.

I know for a fact that the stands made things look nicer in my control room. Thanks for the help guys!

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Re: Tell me about speaker stands

Post by New Orleans Steve » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:12 pm

Sound Anchor. Steel filled with Expanding concrete. Make a difference. Tall custom one will not be cheap.
Sand loading effective, as others have said.

As mentioned height is a matter of physical integration and phase coherence. Some speakers will be very tweekie wirh regards to this others not much at all.

"phase corrected" 2 ways with deep slopes and high order crossovers will be the most tolerant to placement options.
1st order shallow slope crossovers 3 or more way crossovers will be very sensitive to height and angle.

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