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post #1 of 11 Old 08-03-2014, 09:55 AM - Thread Starter
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Speakers on floor stand keep falling over

Between the kids and the dogs, these get knocked over at least once a week.

Ideal stand would have a longish flat foot that I could wedge under couch so that the stand was anchored...

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Attach the current base to some plywood.

You can drill through the base and attach to the plywood. Get the plywood long enough to slide under the couch.

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The aforementioned piece of wood would work. If you have access to some small barbell weights, you could put those on the base pole. Put enough weights on there to counteract the dogs and kids... or dispose of the kids and dogs. Your decision.

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Buy some better stands. A bomb wouldn't knock these over.


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Put some plate barbell weights on the bottom.
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Sand bag weights could help and you can use almost any material you like.

You could probably even find something to match the couch.

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Slide a 25lb weight on there and it won't go anywhere.
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Buy some better stands. A bomb wouldn't knock these over.




Wow, those are some serious stands.

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i had the same stands with the same problem
couldnt sell em so they are now at the scrap yard
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... or dispose of the kids and dogs. Your decision.
Hmmm....
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Those stands are *AWFUL*. I used to have something identical and I believe the same chinese company has been making those things for the better part of 20 years. The design inherently lends itself to tipping over, and on carpet they barely weigh enough to keep the poles EVEN AND STRAIGHT.

Modify them significantly (plywood idea sounds interesting, but what you need most is weight) or replace them with something even a level or two above that.
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