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What improvements/ differences to speaker sound quality will occur when speaker stands for bookshelf/ monitor-size speakers are weighted?

Does this make a difference if the speaker has significant weight ( over 20 pounds)?

My current stands ( D-stands from TAI, unweighted) have rubber knobs ( ~1/4 inch high) on all corners of the plate holding the speakers in place/ not allowing it to slide........would something like Blu-Tack be an improvement in keeping the speaker in place?

Also, do speaker stands that have significant weight ( either on their own or weighted down) have improved sound quality if they are "spiked" to the floor instead of resting on it?

Anyone with any experience in experimenting with this?
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If there is nothing rattling and the speakers are safely stable I wouldn't concern myself with it. Likely a far bigger change in sound if you move your head a few inches while listening.
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What improvements/ differences to speaker sound quality will occur when speaker stands for bookshelf/ monitor-size speakers are weighted?
None, unless the speakers are driven so hard that they move back and forth, which would very seldom happen with bookshelves.
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Also, do speaker stands that have significant weight ( either on their own or weighted down) have improved sound quality if they are "spiked" to the floor instead of resting on it?
No. About the only time spikes have any advantage is when a subwoofer or perhaps a tower is driven hard enough to move on a carpeted floor. The higher friction that spikes would give can help stop that movement. 99% of other claims made for spikes are unsubstantiated advertising hype.

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thanks everyone...............now I can forego the truckful of sand I was considering............
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