I thought some folks might be interested in my weekend project where I took a $50 center-speaker stand and customized it for the Maggie CC3.
Started by ordering a VTI center speaker stand for approximately $50 shipped. While waiting for its arrival, I traced the outline of the CC3 on some heavy butcher paper to create a template. Picked up some black, 12” fiberboard shelving (the CC3 is 10.5” wide) from Home Depot (approximately $6), and then used the template to cut the fiberboard. Carefully measured and drilled holes on the two ends of the fiberboard to match up with the screw holes in the CC3. My thought was to attach the CC3 to the fiberboard by screwing in the plastic feet between the fiberboard and the speaker. Sanded fiberboard multiple times for a smooth fit and then primed and spray-painted flat black.
When the stand arrived, I trimmed the metal top-plate so that it was 10” inches wide (just under the 10.5” of the CC3). Cutting the plate was easier than I anticipated and I only needed a basic jig saw with a metal-cutting blade. Took all of 5 minutes. Also drilled 3 holes in the metal plate on either side of center for screwing the metal plate to the fiberboard. Filed and grinded smooth the edges of the metal plate and then primed and painted black.
Attached center pole to bottom of stand and filled pole with lead shot for added weight. Used small wood screws to attach fiberboard to metal top-plate of speaker stand. Screwed in speaker legs (screw with plastic feet) between fiberboard and speaker to secure speaker to fiberboard and stand.
Used a laser to determine angle to hit ear-level of primary seating area. Was going to use small shims to adjust, but the angle was perfect as it was.
The result is a very level, solid (I was worried about the stand tipping because the CC3 is 36” wide) and acoustically inert stand. Total cost was maybe $60 and about 2 hours of time. A great addition to the CC3.