Originally Posted by Gorilla83
Yes. Put a brace down the center to be safe. It's essentially how subs/speakers are built. Use 3/4". I'm 235 and have stood on my subs many times.
Since I'm such a noob, what exactly does "put a brace down the center" mean? Just put another piece of plywood running perpendicular to the top, at the center of it?
Originally Posted by Jedirun
Why build anything when you can just use your Caps as stands?
Being 2" too high is not going to hurt anything. My apologies if this has already been answered.
That is true I have not thought about going that route yet. But I like the way that my current setup sounds/looks as it is, how my speakers kind of hug the screen. I would have to move the caps over a bit. I have the room but they will be extremely close to the wall if I went that route.
To be honest I haven't really thought about going that route too much. I kind of just figured I'd make a stand for them at some point. If I set them on my caps though, I have to put some kind of material between the caps and T12's right?
I'm about to go take measurements though to see the exact height of my listening position and see how tall of a stand I would need to get the tweeter at ear level.
Just took measurements. The 18" stands would be pretty ideal. My Audyssey mic is still on the boom stand and is just around 38" from the ground, and the tweeter is just about 20".
I also measured and to the right of my screen I have about 31" before I hit the wall. So I could fit the whole cap over there but would being that close to the wall be bad? I do have the electrical panel right over there as well as the FIOS box on the wall.
I can't test it out right now because my speaker wires are not long enough for my subs to be moved that farther over, so I'd have to make some new ones. Plus my wife is sleeping so I can't mess around with it right now anyways lol.
But to be honest I kind of like building things too because it's a fun project and I feel like I'm learning stuff as I go along Edited by purbeast - 1/24/13 at 8:05pm