The time has come......for the great unveiling...
I have posted a few times recently that I had taken possession of a set of Platinum LCR's, a Platinum CC and some Silver Monitors for the surrounds. I then had a friend and fellow forum member DMark1, build me a set of stands for them. We installed them over the weekend, and I am now ready to proudly posts some pictures.
Let's start with the CC. This is the BIGGEST CC I've ever seen, dwarfing other CC speakers by a good margin. It weighs about 130 lbs., so the stand had to be strong and secure. We built the columns out of 2 layers of 3/4" material; an outer layer of furniture grade 9-ply 3/4" plywood and an inner layer of 3/4" MDF. The layers were glued together with ProBond Wood adhesive. The joints were made with a "lock mitre router bit. They came out perfectly square and incredibly strong. Here is a demo of how it works:http://www.woodshopdemos.com/cmt-lm5.htm
The inside of the CC column was lined with No-Rez to ensure that it added no coloration to the sound.
The plinths were made of dual layers of 3/4" plywood bonded together. The edges were chamfered with a router. The stand was finished with the same black paint used by Triad. Overall, the stand is a perfect match for the speaker in design, mass and color. In addition, it weighs almost as much as the CC speaker itself!
Here's how it turned out:
For some size perspective, those are Seaton Sound Submersives on either side of the CC.
We also built stands for the LCR's. They were built the same way as the CC stand. Here is how they turned out:
As you can see from the above pic, all the tweeters turned out at the exact same height. The stands are 23" tall, which places the tweeters at seated ear level of 46", (with the seating on a 6" riser.) Also, behind the red velvet drapes, (which my wife made), is a wall of acoustic treatments. The entire front wall is covered in 2" of acoustical cotton. The corners, floor to ceiling are covered in 8.5" of acoustical cotton. The front end of the room is a big black hole... for both light and sound.
Of course, when you turn off the lights, everything up front completely disappears visually and all you see is the nice big 120" 2.35:1 image. And all you hear is the gigantic sound of these speakers. More on that in a future post...