Bookshelf Speaker Stands
Want to know how offcut mellamine, 4 old Ikea coffee table legs and a pair of Pioneer bookshelf speakers come together? From the unloved, cold darkness of my basement these items shall rise up. They will know usefullness!! They will know a life other than a curb which leads to a dump.
Now rise completely old and useless items.....rise!!!!!!
let us see when you get them done. Stands are one of the simpler projects out there and many people go out and spend hundreds on them not knowing that a little ingenuity and a little knowledge in woodworking or metal working a good set of stands could be made for little money that would be just as nice as the ones from sanus or some of the other monufacturers out there that are selling stands at insane prices. I am by no way poking fun at people that buy their stands because some people just don't have the time or knowledge to do this but if you do then you could save a lot of money for other stuff for your system.
Nu Force P8 Preamp (2 channel)
Pass Labs X150.5(2 channel)
Adcom 545 mk2 power amp(rear channel amp)
Dynaudio audience 60 mains
Dayton 8" HO custom sealed subwoofer(2 channel)
Yamaha NS-c444 center channel
Emotiva ERD-1 surround speakers
JBL e250p subwoofer highly modified
Samsung 46" LED TV
OPPO BDP-83 blue ray/multi format player
ps-audio NuWave dac (2 channel)
Dell I660 music server running fidelizer windows 8 audio optimizer
PS Audio Quintet power center
I myself will hopefully be making stands come Christmas when I am home. I'll be making 'em 25" tall and fillable, so the main pillar will be square shaped and fillable by removing the top plate. All MDF. Well, that's what I have in mind...
Last edited by audio amateur; 11-23-2009 at 02:27 PM.
Originally Posted by poppachubby
Seriously I will be curious to see what your fertile imagination creates.
Last edited by JohnMichael; 11-23-2009 at 10:19 AM.
Vinyl Rega Planar 2, Incognito rewire, Deepgroove subplatter, ceramic bearing, Michell Technoweight, Rega 24V motor, TTPSU, Funk Firm Achroplat platter, Michael Lim top and bottom braces, 2 Rega feet and one RDC cone, Ortofon OM20, Moon 110LP/PSU
Digital Sony SCD-XA5400ES SACD/cd, Marantz SA 8001
Int. Amp Krell S-300i
Speakers Mobile Fidelity OML1's/Bell'O 224 stands
Cables AQ Rocket 44's, Diamondback XLR's & IC's
Dental appointment today, maybe tommorrow.
Are you sure you wouldn't rather have them on cinder blocks?
In the spring, I'm going to make nice pair of stands out of Maple or Cherry wood. I'm going to go to a granite counter top store and pick out a remnant and have it cut down for the bases. I'm also going to buy sheets of sorbothane and glue them down to the speaker bases.
I'm going to buy this Kreig Jig which will make it easier to build.
It should cost about $300, which includes the $100's for the Jig.
Pass Labs X250 amp, BAT Vk-51se Preamp,
Thorens TD-145 TT, Bellari phono preamp, Nagaoka MP-200 Cartridge
Magnepan QR1.6 speakers
Van Alstine Ultra Plus Hybrid Tube DAC
Martin Logan Original Dynamo Sub
Parasound A21 amp
Vintage Luxman T-110 tuner
Magnepan MMG's, Grant Fidelity DAC-11, Class D CDA254 amp
Monitor Audio S1 speakers, PSB B6 speakers
Vintage Technic's Integrated amp
Music Hall 25.2 CDP
Adcom GFR 700 AVR
Cables- Cardas, Silnote, BJC
Velodyne CHT 8 sub
Sounds like a great project BR!!! I would love to help in any way possible. Wood selection is important. I have made 4 really nice stands previous to anything posted on AR. Generally, I have used really nice veneers rather than solid wood. Lumber is just so expensive anymore. It'll be well worth it. Even the low end things I've made I still look at with pride, makes the hobby way more fun and personal.
Originally Posted by blackraven
Chances are you will make something better than Ping-Ping putting together stands for 0.50 an hour in East Asia somewhere.
Anyhow, my day is looking busy tommorrow as well. You guys will love the simplicity of these things, I'll take photos for sure...
Here's something I put together with some spare stuff at work. The ominous OP never came to fruition. I made them a little taller than usual, due to their nearfield position. The woofer is ear level.
Last edited by poppachubby; 02-27-2010 at 09:59 AM.
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