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post #1 of 21 Old 04-15-2012, 12:57 PM - Thread Starter
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I had no idea as to what forum this thread should go in, but since it's related to my 2-channel audio system, here it is:

I am using 2 tower front speakers and 2 bookshelf rears, and I am wanting to buy a set of 30" stands for the rear bookshelf speakers. I came across these TransDeco TD32BA stands.

The interesting thing about them is that both the base plate and the top plate are made from tempered smoked glass, while the center tube is steel with gloss black powdercoat. They supposedly will support up to 75 Lb. each, so they are very sturdy.

Just wondering if anyone has seen a set of these, or has any comments on these fairly unusual speaker stands? ... kinda neat looking

$120 per pair

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I really wanted those particular stands but I wasn't able to find them for less than $180 at the time. They were my first choice but I just didn't want to pay that much, and I found a similar pair of Lovan stands (linked below) instead for around $100. The Lovans are built like tanks and claim to hold up to 150lbs. I have no regrets but had I seen the Transdecos for $120 I would've jumped on them.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lovan-25-30-...item27b96656ae

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Here is a link to the TransDeco stands for $120 + free shipping:

http://www.vivedecor.com/TransDeco-T...ds_p_9270.html
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Never seen those speaker stands, but I've seen plenty of TV tables made out of tempered glass, and as long as the glass is reasonably thick, you should have no issues. 75 Lbs is pretty big for a bookshelf speaker, as an aside.
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Never seen those speaker stands, but I've seen plenty of TV tables made out of tempered glass, and as long as the glass is reasonably thick, you should have no issues. 75 Lbs is pretty big for a bookshelf speaker, as an aside.

You need to understand tat weight rating for stands, mounts etc. only means that they won't fall apart instantly if this weight is applied. Usually safe margine is 50% of rating. But even that is sufficient for most bookshelf speakers.
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Those look pretty nice ...and at a decent price.

What are the dimensions of the top plates and the bases?

How's the wire management set-up? Could thickness of speaker wire be an issue?

How heavy are they?
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Base: 10" x 12"

Top Plate: 7" x 7"

Weight: 28 Lbs (I guess that is for the pair)

I guess the speaker wires go up inside the tube ... I have not bought these yet
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I have these stands, they are real nice. I'm not sure if the original poster received them yet, but the top plate is not glass, but steel and is about 7"x8.5", the base which is about 10"x11.5" is a thick tempered glass which is very heavy and gives the stands the majority of their weight.



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nice looking stands--very modern (unlike the retro 1982 alarm clock )

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nice looking stands--very modern (unlike the retro 1982 alarm clock )

Some things need to change, and some things don't.
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Are u really using those full sized speakers for a laptop?

Solution: FREE. Explanation: I will have to charge$ you.

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Are u really using those full sized speakers for a laptop?

My set up evolves music ripped to Flac to a 1 TB hard drive, and managed by MediaMonkey 4 on the laptop. The audio is output through a USB connection to a Creative X-Fi HD DAC, which serves as a passthrough via digital optical out to an Onkyo TX-8050 stereo receiver, it is from that receiver that the BIC America FH-65B Sperakers are connected.
The Onkyo C-7030 CD player does not appear in the picture.
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The Onkyo C-7030 CD player does not appear in the picture.

I bought an Onkyo C-7030 to use in my system (not hooked up yet) ... Are you happy with the 7030?

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Well theres not much to complain about it. Its has just the standard features with some high quality components. I don't understand how it can have a 24-bit DAC but can't support 24 bit audio. But cosmetically its a nice build and nice match with the TX-8050.
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... I don't understand how it can have a 24-bit DAC but can't support 24 bit audio.

But cosmetically its a nice build and nice match with the TX-8050.

I am going to use a TX-8050 reciever too. Since there is also a DAC in the reciever, I guess you could use a Toslink optical cable to connect the C-7030 to the TX-8050 ... then the DAC in the reciever would be doing the digital to analog conversion instead of the DAC in the C-7030 CD player.

Ever try that?
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I am going to use a TX-8050 reciever too. Since there is also a DAC in the reciever, I guess you could use a Toslink optical cable to connect the C-7030 to the TX-8050 ... then the DAC in the reciever would be doing the digital to analog conversion instead of the DAC in the C-7030 CD player.

Ever try that?

What I meant was that the CD player can not read the extra 8 bits of data from HDCDs; or there is no HDCD decoding. I don't think the receiver reads directly from the disc.
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What I meant was that the CD player can not read the extra 8 bits of data from HDCDs; or there is no HDCD decoding. I don't think the receiver reads directly from the disc.

One interesting relevant fact is that HDCDs don't contain any extra bits as such. All of the data on the HDCD is 16 bit data.

What HDCDs do is encode information in the LSBs in a way that ordinarily looks like noise, but if interpreted properly can be used to interpret the remaining bits in potentially useful ways.

So, it is theoretically possible for a receiver to properly decode HDCD recordings if it receives a bit-perfect data stream containing the data in the HDCD track.
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One interesting relevant fact is that HDCDs don't contain any extra bits as such. All of the data on the HDCD is 16 bit data.

What HDCDs do is encode information in the LSBs in a way that ordinarily looks like noise, but if interpreted properly can be used to interpret the remaining bits in potentially useful ways.

So, it is theoretically possible for a receiver to properly decode HDCD recordings if it receives a bit-perfect data stream containing the data in the HDCD track.

Fascinating! But Irrelevant to the topic.
Sorry folks I didn't mean to derail this thread.

So does anyone else have the Transdeco stands? They have the perfect, look, weight and dimensions for me!
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Leroy ... Your not 'derailing' this thread at all.

In fact, I was the one that went off subject of my own thread.
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It's nice to see someone else using the same reciever and CD player as I have bought.

I did something a little different though ... Since I am using 4 speakers in my 2-channel music only system (a pair of Polk RTi A7 floorstanders and a pair of Polk RTi A3 bookshelf), I thought that maybe the TX-8050 might be a little underpowered, so I am powering the front speakers with a Onkyo M-282 power amp (100 w/ch @8 ohms) and the rear speakers with another Onkyo M-282 power amp.

So, in my setup, the power amp section of the TX-8050 won't even be used.

Wiring it up like this:

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Do you notice any considerable differences between the receiver and external amps?
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Leroy ... I am in the process of moving soon into a new house, so I haven't set any of this stuff up yet till I actually move ... It's all still in the boxes.

I probably could have just used the power amp in the reciever to power one set of speakers, and then bought only one power amp to power the other set of speakers, but for the price of the M-282 power amps, I just bought a pair of them.

I wish I still had my old Pioneer pre-amp and power amp, but I gave them away before moving to the Philippines 5 years ago .. now I am back in the US and have to buy everything over again.

My old amps ... sure do miss them:

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