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I have 3 tower speakers that are currently resting on a hardwood floor. I would like to get them up off the floor and try to raise them 3-4 inches so they are ear level with my seating position. I am looking for ideas on how to do so.

I have no idea what the actual names of these products are. I have not found many over the past few weeks. I have seen Auralex Speakerdudes which were cheap looking and some metal disks that the spikes rest in. The disks seemed alright but not certain if there is a better option available.

I would be willing to spend a few hundred dollars on the right products. I was hoping to find something in black so it would go with the rest of the living room. Any ideas?
post #2 of 5
They're sometimes referred to as "risers."

If you can't find anything commercially available, you might try searching the DIY forum to see if you can't make one on your own. The advantage being you can make it look however you want.
post #3 of 5
Curious, what brand of towers are these?
They should already be at the seated ear level, in my memory 38"-41" (tweeter), unless your seating position is non-std.
Before you spend $100's can you adjust the fore/aft tilt of them?
Or even put them on say 2 blocks of 2x4 to raise them 3" and see if the subjective sound quality improves.

I'm not going to ask you to take any acoustic measurements, guessing you don't have the equipment.
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The speakers are 3 PSB GT-1s. The seating position is standard however I am 6'7. I actually spend a lot of time laying on the sectional so they are about right in this position. I am not as concerned about the sq as I am getting them off the floor. They have been getting moved a lot with all the work going on around the new house.

I also have a new puppy with a small bladder and I do not want to have a chance of urine soaking into the cabinets. Hasn't happened yet but don't want to risk it either. I bought the speakers open boxed so they did not come with the feet, just spikes. I have contacted the dealer and PSB but neither have them available.
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The speakers are 3 PSB GT-1s. The seating position is standard however I am 6'7. I actually spend a lot of time laying on the sectional so they are about right in this position. I am not as concerned about the sq as I am getting them off the floor. They have been getting moved a lot with all the work going on around the new house.

I also have a new puppy with a small bladder and I do not want to have a chance of urine soaking into the cabinets. Hasn't happened yet but don't want to risk it either. I bought the speakers open boxed so they did not come with the feet, just spikes. I have contacted the dealer and PSB but neither have them available.

Too bad, I checked their site and their "Feet/stabilizers with Adjustable Spikes and Rubber Levelers" seems exactly what you need.
These are just 4 year sold and they can't service, ask them for:

1) their tier 2 supplier who originally made them, possible you can buy them directly
2) pict/drwg of them so you can DIY

You other options:
A) find then used
B) make your own platform ( these on hardwood), with appropriate isolation from floor and speaker base
C) spend $$$ and buy them
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