PE ordered 50 pieces of the cherry and 50 of the black. The issue is whether some other (small) speaker company will put in a larger order. I've pre-ordered enough to get me through the current backlog.Thanks, Dennis. My take-away from the cabinet discussions is that if I want BMRs with bi-amp/bi-wire capability in the prefab cherry finish cabinet I need to order before the present PE stock is gone.
Many thanks go to R. Swerdlow for his BMR review (post # 6568, pg 219). I was hopelessly on the fence. His comparisons with Salk Veracity STs and description of the critical midrange performance really helped me. Thanks also to Gyroscopics for the Monoprice Monolith stand recommendation (post # 6607).
I mean this strictly in the observational sense; it's quite interesting to see how your designs evolve based on parts and labor availability, as well as slight changes due to you tinkering with the design and crossover (offset tweeters/not, cabinet changes, routing the front baffles, etc.). Makes me wonder how much is a headache vs how much is enjoyable for youPE ordered 50 pieces of the cherry and 50 of the black. The issue is whether some other (small) speaker company will put in a larger order. I've pre-ordered enough to get me through the current backlog.
More speaker stands. Not sure if this link has been posted before.
5-7/8" x 7-3/8" top plate.I'd like to know what the dimensions are of the top plate. I don't see them listed anywhere.
They do look good to me. I suppose that is a large enough plate to give the Phil BMR a decent footing? They are 8"W by 14"D. Quite a bit of overhang.5-7/8" x 7-3/8" top plate.
24-1/4" high with rubber feet.
All metal, sand fillable, but no wire management feature. Top plate has 4 pre-drilled holes for matching screw mounted speakers.
In my opinion, these STAV 24 S2 stands are better value than the monoprice stands, especially if you can find them open box (mine was open box in mint condition with all parts in the box).
The alignment, fit and finish of the STAV4 is perfect. The top plates of my monoprice stands are not aligned with the base, as if the manufacturer anticipated I was gonna toe in my speakers. Too bad the toe angles are not symmetrical :frown: Unlike the STAV24, the monoprice stands don't come with adjustable rubber feet. I improvised by putting rubber anti-skid pads underneath the spikes, protecting my hardwood floors, while keeping the stands adjustable for stability.
Receiver:Are there good 4K HDR receivers that will power these speakers outright, or would you always recommend a separate amp for these? I'm looking to spend less $1k for receiver and amp combined.
Yamaha RX-V685 ($550)
Crown XLS 1502 ($400)
Emotiva A-300 ($400)
Emotiva PA-1 ($300x2 -> $600)
Parasound A23 ($650-800 used on eBay)
I'm not sure you'd hear a real difference between using just the receiver and adding amps to the front end, but if you like to crank it, there you go. Given the lower sensitivity of the BMRs, it's unlikely you would hear any hiss from the Crown amp unless you sit really close