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hello guys first time having bookshelf speakers and i am looking for sturdy,nice and reliable stand, i know there is so much choices on bookshelf speaker stands, i need someone who already owns any bookshelf speaker stands to be recommend, budget more or less $50-$90, thank you so much.

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hello guys first time having bookshelf speakers and i am looking for sturdy,nice and reliable stand, i know there is so much choices on bookshelf speaker stands, i need someone who already owns any bookshelf speaker stands to be recommend, budget more or less $50-$90, thank you so much.

How tall do you need the stands to be? I just bought a pair of speaker stands and I'm pretty happy with them.

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Omnimount Gemini 2 B. They're actually very sturdy on their own, but you could easily fill them with sand or lead shot if you need more strength. They are steel stands also. Come with interchangable base plate inserts to change the way they look.

But, they really only do well as 24" stands rather than trying to use them as 31" stands. The extension doesn't work too great, especially if you have larger/heavier bookshelf speakers. But, for 24" stands, they're pretty awesome for the price.

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thanks for the reply. i already measured it i am looking for at least 40" tall, so that i can put my 12" and 10lbs speakers, the reason why i need at least 40" because i am using it for my surrounds not for my fronts, i want it a little bit higher on my ear level so that i can hear better for my surrounds.

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thanks for the reply. i already measured it i am looking for at least 40" tall, so that i can put my 12" and 10lbs speakers, the reason why i need at least 40" because i am using it for my surrounds not for my fronts, i want it a little bit higher on my ear level so that i can hear better for my surrounds.


Ah ok. I ran into that problem a while back too when I was looking for rear stands. I never could find any decent priced stands that tall. I ended up building shelves for them, but really needed stands.

It may be tough finding sturdy stands that tall. You may be better off building your own.

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Ah ok. I ran into that problem a while back too when I was looking for rear stands. I never could find any decent priced stands that tall. I ended up building shelves for them, but really needed stands.

It may be tough finding sturdy stands that tall. You may be better off building your own.
i hear you. well i think this is another my big problem!

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I have Sanus Euro 28" tall stands from BBY with my Energy Bookshelves on. The pole is one-piece so it feels very sturdy. This brings them up over the heigh of my couch arms right at ear level. I am assuming you are trying to have them behind you and reach over top the couch?

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I have Sanus Euro 28" tall stands from BBY with my Energy Bookshelves on. The pole is one-piece so it feels very sturdy. This brings them up over the heigh of my couch arms right at ear level. I am assuming you are trying to have them behind you and reach over top the couch?
i think 28" is too low for me. if i can find like 40" tall im good! or evan adjustable but i dont see anything like that. not really behind my couch i will put it at the each corners of my couch and facing it to the listening position like 30 degree angle.

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OK, I see 36" is a common size among many speaker stands on Amazon. That may be the best you can do without extensive searching. I may actually have 36" stands, I completely forget now.

Do you think 36" could work for you? I don't know if you know this but you want the tweeters ear level, not above. I realize everyone has varying preferences, but 36" + ~12" should give you more height than you need. I currently have my speakers, the Energy CB-10, arranged exactly as you described. So, the Sanus brand is affordable and I would definitely recommend.

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yes i mean tweeter should be above or at least ear level. which one you can recomment for 36"?

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I have Sanus Euro stands because of the height and they are a slender design. They had both spiked and rubber (plastic) feet to choose. Everything I have purchased in the past few years has been black in attempts to keep the color neutral, but you can choose whichever style suits you. They come with 4 double sided padded corners included. I have not yet, but will blue tack the speakers down in the center of those included double sided corners.

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Where did you purchased it?

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Got a friend who is an ironwork artist. who made mine to my specifications. I have antiques in the living room so I added some swirls to blend in to the decor. He can make them as tall or short as you want them.


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Got a friend who is an ironwork artist. who made mine to my specifications. I have antiques in the living room so I added some swirls to blend in to the decor. He can make them as tall or short as you want them.

Can he also make for me?

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Can he also make for me?

Absolutely. He lives and works in Northern Indiana. PM me if you're interested and I'll give you his personal info.

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Absolutely. He lives and works in Northern Indiana. PM me if you're interested and I'll give you his personal info.
thank you so much, i appreciate it. i already bought this thing. i hope this will be alright.

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hello guys first time having bookshelf speakers and i am looking for sturdy,nice and reliable stand, i know there is so much choices on bookshelf speaker stands, i need someone who already owns any bookshelf speaker stands to be recommend, budget more or less $50-$90, thank you so much.

If you are into the techno look and want something non-resonant, there is always a stack of cinder blocks or pavers - many decorative patterns and colors available! ;-)
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Yes, a stack of concrete blocks makes a great stand; lots of mass and very inert.

I use the blocks that are an 8-inch cube and stack them 3 or 4 high.

Drape them with an attractive piece of cloth and they can look very good.
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If you are into the techno look and want something non-resonant, there is always a stack of cinder blocks or pavers - many decorative patterns and colors available! ;-)

Or bricks. You can cut for size using a table saw fit with a masonry blade. You would have to place something on top as to not damage the wood on your speaker.

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