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I am looking for a stand that can support a tower speaker. Just need to lift it at least 10in and be like 8 x 10, roughly. Ideas?
 

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Try Soundanchors.com out of Florida. I had some of their stands in the late 1980’s and they were well made and designed.
 

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I am looking for a stand that can support a tower speaker. Just need to lift it at least 10in and be like 8 x 10, roughly. Ideas?

What do the Tower Speakers weigh?

Specifically what are the Tower Speakers? Brand and Model?

So, you are saying you need a base that is 10" H x 8" W x 10" D?

WHY? That is, why do you need to raise a Tower Speaker up 10 inches?

How much MONEY do you have to spend?


A hobby woodworker could easily make you at 10" x 8" x 10" wooden box.

Then you would have to decide if you want to Sand Fill the Box.

Likely the box will need internal braces to control resonance. Even if you don't sand fill, I would fill the cavity with Fibergalss insulation or Poly Batting or Acoustical Foam to damp cabinet resonance.

This is a pretty simple straight forward box, so it shouldn't cost that much to have it made. And depending on your budget, you can keep it as simple or make it as fancy as you want.

I suspect if you have the tools and the skill, this would make a fair DIY project.

As to the specific design of the box or stand, that is down to your creativity and ingenuity.

https://donpedrobrooklyn.com/diy-speaker-stands/

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Hi,

they are nothing fancy, i am thinking of using Monoprice MP-T65RT for my surround. They will be on the sides, slightly behind my couch. the couch is taller and I just need to get the speakers above the couch. Weight isroughly 17.5lbs each.

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Hi,

they are nothing fancy, i am thinking of using Monoprice MP-T65RT for my surround. They will be on the sides, slightly behind my couch. the couch is taller and I just need to get the speakers above the couch. Weight is roughly 17.5lbs each.

thank you
How handy are you and do you have any tools?

Do you know a hobby woodworker? These are fairly common. If not a woodworker/cabinet maker, then perhaps a carpenter or just a friend who has a table saw.

I would make the box, slightly larger than the Speaker.

https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=35124

Dimensions 30.0" x 7.6" x 9.3"

Though just a guess, I'm going to say, about 10" x 12", and you said you needed it to be 10" high.

I would make sure that the top or bottom of the Box/stand was removable, which would allow you to fill the stand with sand or partly fill that stand with sand as you see fit. I would also suggest you put the sand into Zip-Bags to keep the fine dust under control. You can full fill the box or you can partly fill the box. If you partly fill, then fill the rest with some type of padding - Fiberglass insulation, Poly Batting, etc... - to keep the box from resonating.

I would also suggest that you place one or more braces inside the box to keep it ridged and to keep the box/stand from resonating.

How fancy the box/stand is, is up to you. And how nicely you finish the box/stand is also up to you.

I don't see this as a problem, but you are more likely to get what you need if you make it yourself or have it made, rather than searching the Internet for an affordable solution.

How much money to you have to dedicate to this project?

The available money will very much determine the options available to you.

You could consider a simply wooden box like this from Target -

https://www.target.com/p/way-basics-stackable-eco-cube-storage-cubby-organizer-natural/-/A-12130863

It will allegedly hold 50 pounds, but you could add an internal brace easy enough to re-enforces it.

Exterior Dimensions (inch): 11.2 Depth x 13.4 Width x 12.8 Height

Here is another from Staples -

https://www.staples.com/Way-Basics-Eco-Friendly-Stackable-Storage-Cube-Organizer-Natural-Wood-Grain-Lifetime-Warranty/product_72234

Bed, Bath, and Beyond -

https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/way-basics-tool-free-assembly-zboard-paperboard-stackable-storage-cube/124090

https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/way-basics-tool-free-assembly-stackable-connect-shelf-storage-cube/3304341?strategy=pdp_cav

https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/way-basics-tool-free-assembly-zboard-paperboard-connect-storage-cube-with-door/3304333?strategy=pdp_cav

Amazon -

https://www.amazon.com/Unfinished-Distressed-Storage-Decoration-Photography/dp/B078TN4BRB/

Home Depot -

https://www.amazon.com/Way-Basics-BS-285-340-320-WE-Stackable-storage/dp/B001TREQHG/

IKEA -

https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/eket-cabinet-white-70332124/

https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/eket-cabinet-with-door-white-80332114/

Google - Wood Storage Cubes -

https://www.google.com/search?q=wooden+storage+cubes&tbm=isch&ved=2ahUKEwji6IPI6tTqAhUKQKwKHblOC5QQ2-cCegQIABAA&oq=wooden+storage+cubes&gs_lcp=CgNpbWcQAzICCAAyAggAMgIIADICCAAyAggAMgYIABAFEB4yBggAEAUQHjIECAAQGDIECAAQGDIECAAQGDoECAAQQzoFCAAQsQM6BggAEAgQHlC-9h9Y6K4gYIiwIGgCcAB4AYABhBGIAeIbkgEKMTEuMi4xLjktMZgBAKABAaoBC2d3cy13aXotaW1nwAEB&sclient=img&ei=rOIRX-LiD4qAsQW5na2gCQ&bih=646&biw=1024

Just a little ingenuity and creativity is all it takes to solve your problem.


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Also - Wine Storage Boxes -

https://www.google.com/search?q=wine+storage+cubes&tbm=isch&ved=2ahUKEwiMxfXi7NTqAhUNc60KHW1kDD4Q2-cCegQIABAA&oq=wine+storage+cubes&gs_lcp=CgNpbWcQAzICCAAyBAgAEBgyBAgAEBgyBAgAEBg6BggAEAcQHlDYmj1Y6J49YJKlPWgAcAB4AIABdogB0AKSAQMzLjGYAQCgAQGqAQtnd3Mtd2l6LWltZ8ABAQ&sclient=img&ei=_eQRX8zSH43mtQXtyLHwAw&bih=646&biw=1024

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=wine+storage+cube&i=garden&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

These Wine Storage Boxes tend to be a bit larger, but they come with internal braces. You could start with one of the basic boxes, and go to the Building Supply store and get a 2ft x 4ft x 3/4" Plywood Handy Panel. Most Building Supply stores will cut the panels down to size upon request, frequently for free but if not then for a very small fee.

Cut the Panels down to match the dimension of the top and bottom of the Wine Storage Box, glue and or screw the panels on the top and bottom to have a sealed box.

Again - Ingenuity and Creativity and a little Imagination, are all it takes to solve a problem.

Steve/bluewizard
 

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Wooden boxes and I have not worked out well -- unless very heavy and well-damped, they tend to resonate and color the sound if not buzz obnoxiously at certain frequencies.

I prefer concrete building blocks painted or covered in cloth. E.g. https://www.homedepot.com/p/16-in-x-8-in-x-8-in-Light-Weight-Concrete-Block-Regular-L0808160000009000/312064977 -- they come in a variety of sizes so you can configure a small array of them to suit. You can also use regular old bricks, again painted or covered to match your decor.

FWIWFM - Don
 

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Wooden boxes and I have not worked out well -- unless very heavy and well-damped, they tend to resonate and color the sound if not buzz obnoxiously at certain frequencies.
That can be controlled with some effort.

I prefer concrete building blocks painted or covered in cloth. ...

FWIWFM - Don
Cinder Block or Cement Blocks come in different sizes and shapes -

https://www.homedepot.com/b/Building-Materials-Concrete-Cement-Masonry-Concrete-Blocks-Bricks-Cinder-Blocks/N-5yc1vZcdpe

Note this particular block is finished on three sides. It is intended to be a corner block -

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Oldcastle-8-in-x-8-in-x-16-in-Concrete-Block-30161345/100350252

Here is a 8" x 8" x 8" block -

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Angelus-Block-8-in-x-8-in-x-8-in-Gray-Concrete-Block-088B0050100100/100318645

These could be covered (on top) with a Plywood board, (Handy Panel cut to size, stained as needed). Also notice that these various cement block are DIRT CHEAP.

Also, they make paint that essentially creates Fake Stone Finish.

So, you could dress the concrete up a bit -

https://www.homedepot.com/s/stone%20spray%20paint?NCNI-5

It is really down to appearance and budget, as well as effort.

Steve/bluewizard
 
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