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07-04-2007, 09:55 AM
I'm trying to find a big, heavy stand that will stop the vibrations from my NHT 3s from getting to the floor, then to the neighbours.

Can anyone recommend some heavy 24 inchers? I demod the NHTs on some 6 pillars and it killed all the vibration. The dealer wants $900 for the pair. Seemed pricey. Help!


07-04-2007, 09:59 AM
build your own...

I made stands for my advents, made out of wood, filled with steel, they weigh more than 50kg...

and do you have a suspended floor? or solid floor.
when you have suspended floor, try to isolate your speakers from it, using damping materials, which absorb shocks.
when you have a solid floor, use spikes. spikes are a very good way to kill vibrations...

Keep them spinning,

07-04-2007, 10:42 AM
If your place carpeted?
If so then I would just make sure your speakers stands come with spikes and 99% of them do. That should decrease vibration being transmitted to your floor... but with your 3way bookshelf speakers, it shouldnt be a problem shaking the floor.

I would focus more on acoustical treatment. But if you over do it especially on one specific location, then it would killer your room acoustics.

Apartment living sucks, doesnt it?

Best Wishes

07-04-2007, 11:45 AM
I have a pair of these from parts Express:

The paint job is nice, they're sand or shot fillable, solid steel (no wood or plastic) and are easy to assemble. When sand filled, mine probably weight 40 pounds each without the speaker. With speaker they're close to 70 pounds each. At about a hundred bucks for the pair with free shipping, you won't find anything as solid as these.

07-04-2007, 12:54 PM
I have hardwood floors. I switched from spikes to the rubber feet the stands came with. I'm thinking I should switch back.

The NHTs produce a surprising amount of bass and I like to listen to my music in 2.0. I've felt all along the stands and the floor around and it really is resonating.

I have some IsoNode feet coming so I might experiment with those a bit too.

07-04-2007, 12:56 PM

Those look pretty good. It's hard to tell if they would be better than my B&W's but probably.

07-06-2007, 11:09 AM
The sturdiest stands that I can think of would be these soundanchor stands. ( Now, whether or not they will provide any vibration abatement is another thing altogether. For that, I was thinking a combination of your spikes with a set of these Audio Points ( would work well in saving your hard wood floors while providing a nice little barrier.

There are other options such as Vibrapods or Isopads that may work as well. Play around on the audioadvisor site for alternative.

Hope this helps.

07-10-2007, 01:42 PM
I own a pair of the Sound Anchor adjustable studio stands, and they are very solid. I use mine for the surround speakers, and the stands each weigh 45 lbs.

Sound Anchor makes four-post speaker stands (see pic below) that start at ~$650 for a pair at 24". This is pricey, but these stands are custom made-to-order to your height, depth, and width specs. Unlike most other speaker stands, they are not flat-packed into multiple pieces for user assembly. Rather, each stand is welded together, prefilled with dampening material, and shipped as a completed unit.

A good set of speaker stands and keeping the speakers from sitting flat against the floor is a good start, but if your primary objective is to minimize intrusions into your neighbors' rooms, it might ultimately come down to keeping a watch on the volume and dialing down the bass. Even with the best speaker stands and isolation setup, bass waves can still penetrate through walls and create room interactions that make some areas in the lower frequencies louder in your neighbor's room than in yours.

07-10-2007, 10:58 PM
A buddy of mine owns a Tile, Stone and Mosaic business. I nabbed several limestone tiles from him that are about 1.4ft widex2ft long. They fit perfectly and do a marvellous job at providing a solid foundation for my Monitor Audio Gold Reference 60s. I'm sure they will do an admirable job at preventing vibration from finding its way to the floor below. Worth a try...