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post #1 of 14
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Hey I started a thread a week or so back about what kind of budget bookshelf speakers I should start with for my first audio setup and after a lot of help from a lot of different people on the forum I opted for the Cambridge S30's. I reserved a pair from Crutchfield and even though they aren't in stock at the moment I'm okay with that because I still haven't picked out a receiver to even run them. ; )

My question is about speaker stand though. I am going to use them for a PC setup, but I don't think they would sound as good on my desk, I'm not sure I have space for them on my desk, I think it would be too close to a wall if I put them on my desk, and finally I think they would also blow my face off while I was using my PC. So I want to put them on a couple speaker stands. I'm not sure what to get though.

I don't really want to spend a ton, maybe $50-$75. What do you all think of that Sanus brand stands? They seem okay but I don't know if they are sturdy enough or if they rattle or have a bad reputation for something or not. Most reviews seem decent but I thought I'd double check. Most reviews at Crutchfield are decent. I was looking at some 31''-36'' tall ones probably. 3 feet off the ground sounds right?


http://www.crutchfield.com/p_051BF31B/Sanus-BF31B-Speaker-Stands.html
post #2 of 14
I have the Sanus EF28Bs and, using the rubber feet, they're quite stable on a hardwood floor with the S30s. I like how the tripod design of these never has a 'rocking' issue that a four-footed design might.
post #3 of 14
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Hm, it's interesting how they catagorize their stands like EF euro foundations BF basic foundations NF natural foundations UF ultimate foundations.

Looks like the EF's are discontinued though. Looks like the three foot base would be best for carpet though? Oh well.

Did the material seem cheap or would it get the job done? Does the black pain/finish appear sufficiently stylish?
post #4 of 14
I'd say they're sturdy and functional, but not very stylish. It's a rugged-looking textured powdercoat kind of finish and I think the aesthetic idea is more to just blend in.
post #5 of 14
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HMmmm may have to get a first hand look at Best Buy they appear to sell them there.
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post #7 of 14
Sanus is a good budget stand. I have the BF-24B and like them. I find them to be plenty sturdy and look descent. Cant ask for much more at that price. Or if you have some tools or have a friend that has some tools you can build your own stands that will look much better and cost about the same or less depending on materials used
post #8 of 14
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I had thought about that but I'll need them to be mobile.
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Originally Posted by weez82 View Post

Sanus is a good budget stand. I have the BF-24B and like them. I find them to be plenty sturdy and look descent. Cant ask for much more at that price. Or if you have some tools or have a friend that has some tools you can build your own stands that will look much better and cost about the same or less depending on materials used

Yeah for just budget stands.The base is pretty hefty though I'm noticing. A little clumsy for situating in a room somewhere snug. It would seem kinda awkward to have the small Cambridge S30's with that big base. But then again I don't know any carpenters. And I guess you don't want your speakers to tip over.
post #9 of 14
I have a set of NF 30's with Def Tech SM450's on them and am very happy with them...B&H had them on sale a few months ago for $60. If you have any wood working tools and abilities I would build your own, that is what I did for the surround SM 350's...got about $20 in them!
post #10 of 14
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The NF's look nice I think those are their most expensive ones.

I think I'm going to go with the Euro Foundation stands. I thought they were discontinued but you can still get them for a decent price. I like the minimalistic tripod design.

What is a good height? I don't understand why most of the sizes are below 3 feet it seems like you'd want them higher.
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by Wags13604 View Post

What is a good height? I don't understand why most of the sizes are below 3 feet it seems like you'd want them higher.

Depends on you and your setup I guess. I'm 6' and, sitting on my couch, the S30s' tweeters are level with my ear.
post #12 of 14
Wall stands are level with mi ears..... smile.gif
post #13 of 14
yep, depends on you. You want the tweeter close to ear level
post #14 of 14
One 12" sub is 3 feet away..... smile.gif
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