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post #1 of 13 Old 05-29-2016, 06:27 PM - Thread Starter
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Need some speaker stands for my room

I don't want to spend too much on a pair of speaker stands, but I want something good.

Please view my picture to see why I need a pair of speaker stands.

My desktop is exactly 30 inches high, so my speakers almost sit at ear level, but barely hanging on my desktop. I need more room! Since my brother is finally moving out, I will now have more room to spare and I can finally get some speaker stands.

I was thinking of getting these:
http://www.amazon.com/BF31-B1-Speake...A33ZFW15ZO0RKP

They are about 30 inches high which will match the same height as my desktop, and I was wondering if these are alright? Should I get something a little higher like 34" to 36" to match my ear level?

I want to get good speaker stands, but also spend no more than $100 for them.

My speaker dimensions are W 8 3/8" X H 12 5/8" X D 13"

I'm not sure if a 5" X 5" platform will hold it well.
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I don't want to spend too much on a pair of speaker stands, but I want something good.

Please view my picture to see why I need a pair of speaker stands.

My desktop is exactly 30 inches high, so my speakers almost sit at ear level, but barely hanging on my desktop. I need more room! Since my brother is finally moving out, I will now have more room to spare and I can finally get some speaker stands.

I was thinking of getting these:
http://www.amazon.com/BF31-B1-Speake...A33ZFW15ZO0RKP

They are about 30 inches high which will match the same height as my desktop, and I was wondering if these are alright? Should I get something a little higher like 34" to 36" to match my ear level?

I want to get good speaker stands, but also spend no more than $100 for them.

My speaker dimensions are W 8 3/8" X H 12 5/8" X D 13"

I'm not sure if a 5" X 5" platform will hold it well.

The advantage you would get by using those stands, is it give you more freedom to space them further apart, a plus for better stereo separation.


I think the platform would be sufficient, as long you do not have kids or pets to knock them over.
Using something similar to this product would help the speaker from moving due to vibration.
http://adhesives-equipment.com/partn...ck/article.php


So, I would go for it at this price


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There's absolutely nothing wrong with those Sanus MDF stands...I used to use that exact 31" pair for my Ascend 340 speakers many years ago and they were super sturdy.

Currently I'm using a pair of 24" ones directly on top of my desktop since it's a standing desk, and with the stands the tweeters on my monitors are exactly at ear level. When I was in grad school, the desk in my dorm room had a built-in hutch where I had the monitors (I was sitting then) and I much preferred having the tweeters a good 12-18" ABOVE my ear level rather than having them flat on the desk since the desk would totally kill the sound.

However, a cheaper experiment I would try first is using some thick rubber wedge doorstops you can buy at Home Depot to angle the speakers upwards from your desk, towards your ear level...if needed you could combine the doorstops with foam yoga pads for extra elevation (2-pack of yoga pads go for under $10 on Amazon).

Or you could get angled speaker pads if you want a neater-looking solution:
http://www.amazon.com/Adam-Hall-SPAD...s=speaker+pads

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Alright, thanks. I'll get them for sure. I'll post pictures of how it looks after.
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I don't want to spend too much on a pair of speaker stands, but I want something good.

Please view my picture to see why I need a pair of speaker stands.

My desktop is exactly 30 inches high, so my speakers almost sit at ear level, but barely hanging on my desktop. I need more room! Since my brother is finally moving out, I will now have more room to spare and I can finally get some speaker stands.

I was thinking of getting these:
http://www.amazon.com/BF31-B1-Speake...A33ZFW15ZO0RKP

They are about 30 inches high which will match the same height as my desktop, and I was wondering if these are alright? Should I get something a little higher like 34" to 36" to match my ear level?

I want to get good speaker stands, but also spend no more than $100 for them.

My speaker dimensions are W 8 3/8" X H 12 5/8" X D 13"

I'm not sure if a 5" X 5" platform will hold it well.
Consider building your own speaker stands.

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Well It's finally here, and finally setup!
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nice looking stands...point the speakers at your ears, see if it sounds better or worse

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Well It's finally here, and finally setup!
Those like like the Sanus NF30C I just got. Are the stands in your picture the same you linked earlier?
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nice looking stands...point the speakers at your ears, see if it sounds better or worse
Yeah, I'll try that next time I listen to music critically. I can honestly say that it sounds much better than before specially since the sound is more isolated now and no longer resonating on my desk. I'm getting a new dresser soon which is much more narrower, so I should have even more space soon.

I'm not completely happy with the Yamaha though. I like that it sounds very clean with amazing accurate sound, but they are not very musical. I'm thinking of putting my Onkyo TX-SR313 back or sacrifice my main 5.1 setup by putting the Anthem MRX 300 back.
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Those like like the Sanus NF30C I just got. Are the stands in your picture the same you linked earlier?
I got these ones instead:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I got it for $86 shipped before I went up again. It's actually a solid piece of hardwood and not hollow. It was worth spending the extra because the real wood matches the decor.
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I got these ones instead:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I got it for $86 shipped before I went up again. It's actually a solid piece of hardwood and not hollow. It was worth spending the extra because the real wood matches the decor.
Yep same as mine. I used the rubber corner feet instead of the metallic pins.
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Once again, I upgraded my entire stereo setup.

Anthem MRX 300
Paradigm Studio 10 V5

The difference in sound quality is just unbelievable. It's simply amazing.
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Anthem MRX 300
Paradigm Studio 10 V5

The difference in sound quality is just unbelievable. It's simply amazing.
Well, you did upgrade from those plastic Aiwa shelf stereo speakers after all. Enjoy!

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