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Two suggestions, both from experience with similar sized speakers.


1) Don't get 36" stands. They're too high for getting the tweeters at ear level and they tend to leave the center of gravity of your speakers on stands too high, rendering them unstable.


2) Sanus Systems makes affordable and attractive stands (you have to assemble them yourself, but it's not too hard). I would go with 30" or even 24" stands, but check the height with a tape measure using your speakers and your listening position first.


Look here: http://www.amazon.com/SANUS-SYSTEMS-BF-31B-Speaker-Stands/dp/B00006JQ5O/ref=pd_sim_e_8


or here: http://www.amazon.com/SANUS-SYSTEMS-BF-24B-Speaker-Stands/dp/B00006JQ5N/ref=pd_sim_e_3
 

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Two suggestions, both from experience with similar sized speakers.


1) Don't get 36" stands. They're too high for getting the tweeters at ear level and they tend to leave the center of gravity of your speakers on stands too high, rendering them unstable.


2) Sanus Systems makes affordable and attractive stands (you have to assemble them yourself, but it's not too hard). I would go with 30" or even 24" stands, but check the height with a tape measure using your speakers and your listening position first.


Look here: http://www.amazon.com/SANUS-SYSTEMS-BF-31B-Speaker-Stands/dp/B00006JQ5O/ref=pd_sim_e_8


or here: http://www.amazon.com/SANUS-SYSTEMS-BF-24B-Speaker-Stands/dp/B00006JQ5N/ref=pd_sim_e_3

+1 on both those sanus stands. i've used both at different times. the bf-31 worked great for getting stand mounted surrounds above my high backed couch.
 

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From what I've read is the base on them is not big enough to support a heavier/bigger speaker like the cb20 which is 9.5"x7.5". Any truth to that??
 

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I just bought these beasts last week and they are the best speakers stands I found yet for any amount of money. And they are 36" tall and are about as stable as any of the other stands you are looking at, even more so if you fill them with sand. At the 36" they are just an inch or two higher than ear level with my DefTech PM350's. The nice thing about these stands is the top plate is bigger than most of the stands you'll find so you should not have a problem fitting your Energy cb-20's on them at all. http://www.guitarcenter.com/DR-Pro-DRPRO-SMS1BK-Wood-Studio-Monitor-Stand--Pair--105794002-i1535185.gc
 

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Originally Posted by jasondoow  /t/1507271/speaker-stand/0_100#post_24114984


From what I've read is the base on them is not big enough to support a heavier/bigger speaker like the cb20 which is 9.5"x7.5". Any truth to that??

my monitor 40's are 7" W x 15 3/4" H x 13" D and weigh 16lbs.no problem with the sanus stands. a dab of blu-tac and they are good to go.


the stands that chocks linked look pretty good to and while not cheap, not insanely expensive either.
 

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I have jbl studio 530 speakers and need stands that will hold these beasts. I would like something in the 36" height range, any suggestions?
 

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Get the Sanus Steel Foundations speaker stands and fill the vertical column with steel or lead bird shot. The SF-30 is the right size for many speakers.


To couple the speakers properly to the floor stands must be massive and rigid.


I have never seen a wood stand that was worth two cents.


Use the material that RV stores like Camping World sell for non-skid shelf liner to go under the speakers.


It is a sheet of thin tacky rubber material that can be cut to size with scissors.
 

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I have jbl studio 530 speakers and need stands that will hold these beasts. I would like something in the 36" height range, any suggestions?

I like the VTI stands for price/quality. I have used their DF36 model with very large stand mount speakers (Soundfield Audio Monitor One) and they were fine. You can fill the post for stability, and you can thread your speaker wire through them for a cleaner look.
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I would probably buy steel Lovan stands off of ebay.  Probably these:

I use the shorter version (18" or 19") of those in my nearfield/desktop system. They're fine, but overpriced. One notable flaw is that they have no built-in wire management, so all of your junk dangles alongside the post.
 

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I like the VFI stands for price/quality. I have used their DF36 model with very large stand mount speakers (Soundfield Audio Monitor One) and they were fine. You can fill the post for stability, and you can thread your speaker wire through them for a cleaner look.

I use the shorter version (18" or 19") of those in my nearfield/desktop system. They're fine, but overpriced. One notable flaw is that they have no built-in wire management, so all of your junk dangles alongside the post.
I bought the VTI RF36 from Stands and Mounts free shipping. Thanks everyone for the advice.
http://www.standsandmounts.com/vtirfseriescastiron36inchspeakerstandsrf36.aspx
 

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I like the VFI stands for price/quality. I have used their DF36 model with very large stand mount speakers (Soundfield Audio Monitor One) and they were fine. You can fill the post for stability, and you can thread your speaker wire through them for a cleaner look.

I use the shorter version (18" or 19") of those in my nearfield/desktop system. They're fine, but overpriced. One notable flaw is that they have no built-in wire management, so all of your junk dangles alongside the post.
I bought the VTI RF36 from Stands and Mounts free shipping. Thanks everyone for the advice.
http://www.standsandmounts.com/vtirfseriescastiron36inchspeakerstandsrf36.aspx
 

Those look like a good choice.
 
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