So for the past year and a half, I've been using the Auralex mopads to support a pair of Swan M200MKIII speakers on my computer desk. The profile was perfect, just enough added height to bring the tweeters to ear level and the base was large enough to accommodate the Swans.
So why would I need new speaker stands? Well, I have a cat, two cats in fact. If there's something that cat owners can relate to, its the sheer amount of cat fur that gets thrown around overtime. The mopads are literally magnets for the fur and in just a few days of owning them, they began to resemble shaggy carpets more so than foam pads. No amount of lint rollers or cleaning could fully remove the fur from the pads due to their porous nature and its been driving me nuts. After all, the Swan are fantastic looking speakers and the furred up mopads detract from their aesthetics.
I'm wondering if any of you guys happen to know of any 6 inch high~ non-foam designs for roughly around $50-60. I'd build a wooden stand myself as a weekend project but I don't have access to a workshop to do so (Apartment).
I've taken a look at rubberized stands like the Adam A5 and the Audioengine D2 but they are a bit too small for the Swans. The swans have 4 rubberized circular legs on the bottom of each speaker that are about an inch off each corner. Both the A5 and the D2 would have their edges in the middle of each leg, generating some concerns about stability.
The speakers measure 6.5 x 9 inches. Any input would be greatly appreciated!