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    Thumbs up Polk Audio - Monitor Series - Stands - Reference

    Here are pictures and dimensions of, one version, of the original Monitor 5/ 7/ 10 "Polkstand" speaker stand.

    Try to keep the thread clean, and post only related information if at all possible.

    This would be considered the later version, i.e Mon10A+. I will get the "Polkstand Assembly Instructions" scanned into PDF and post them later. I will manually input them for your reading pleasure.

    Instructions:

    2 Bases (wood - PB - vinyl) 15 5/8" w x 13 5/8 d x 1 1/8" h
    2 Columns (wood - PB - vinyl) 5" w x 5" d x 7 1/2" h
    2 Tops (metal - stamped) 8" w x 8 5/8" d x 1/8" h + 6 degree tilt
    2 Bolts (8 1/4" x 1/4")
    1 Package of screws (#6 - 5/8")

    Assemble each stand, per the diagram, in the following manner:

    A. Insert the bolt through the hole in the top.

    B. Holding the column an inch or two above the base, set the top in position on the column.

    C. Locate the bolt in the holein the base, then locate the column in the groove in the base.

    D. Tighten the bolt using a screwdriver, any U.S. coin will do. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN.


    The inside of the pamphlet includes a template for securing the stand to the aforementioned Monitor models. It is 11x17. If you would like a FREE photocopy of this, contact me directly.

    Here is an additional notation from the inside.

    Template

    For additional security, you may permanently fasten the stand to your loudspeaker using four #6 - 5/8" self tapping screws provided. (This is particularly recommended if you have young, clumsy children). In order to mount the stand permanently to your speaker, proceed as follows:

    A. Position the template in the correct position on the bottom of the speaker. Fold over the sides and hold in place with small pieces of tape.

    B. Use the nail provided to make a pilot hole about 1/8" deep at each of the four locations indicated on teh template, then remove the template.

    C. Mount the assembled stand to the speaker with four #6 - 5/8" self tapping screws.

    UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD A LONGER SCREW THAN 5/8" BE USED, NOR SHOULD ANY HOLES BE DRILLED IN THE SPEAKER CABINET.


    End Reference.
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    Thumbs up Polkstand

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    Thumbs up Polkstand

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    Gee, thanks Doro, If I were a handier guy, I could make 'em from these photos and the odd bits of wood and metal. Very thorough! As it is, I'll probably see if I can comission the bro-in-law.

    These look somewhat different from the posted photos of Russ' units... perhaps these are earlier..

    At any rate, muchasitas gracias!

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    Can these be purchased through Polk - at least the stamped metal pieces?
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    Mark (or anyone else for that matter), can we (me) get more details on the stamped metal piece?

    So with the 3 degree tilt, I assume the speaker is meant to tilt back just a bit? I've looked at pics on the bay and on the www.polksda.com website, but it's hard to tell from those...but I seem to remember pics where the speaker is angling up just a bit. If the speaker does not tilt, then why the 3 degree tilt?

    On the metal top, there's a flat top surface with a square section in the middle, what re the dimensions of that section, or is it important? So does the bottom of that interior square sit flush against the top of the columns with the flat top piece angling dwn from back to front, or does the flat top piece rest of the top of the columns with that interior square resting inside the column cavity, angling down inside the cavity itself?

    From what I'm seeing and thinking, it has to be the first of the two options above, as I don't see how the latter would do anything in terms of tilting the speaker.

    Sorry for my ignorance on this issue, but I've never seen a pair of these. I'm having trouble picturing how it all fits together. Is there any bracket or anything of the like on the speaker itself that one uses to attach it to the stand?

    If you don't wanna try and explain all this, I can probably get what I need with just a few more close up pictures...

    Thanks for putting this together.
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    The stamped metal bracket is what determines the angle....and the angle is what creates the "Poor Man's" time alignment. Yes, it is MEANT to be this way..

    The purpose of the stand was to create a more accurate soundstage by alignment of the voice coils(Time Alignment)....and even more importantly, get the tweeter to an average height for the listener.

    You're thinking too much about it. The inner surface of the stock bracket is stamped, and hence what creates the upward angle.

    You can achieve this same effect if you cut your base pillar or column at an angle....this eliminates the need for an angled bracket. It's only 3-4 degrees, so it's easy to replicate with use of a mitre saw or even a table saw, by use of a mitre adjustment square.

    The original stand would be attached to the speaker by use of screws. There is a template involved which I will scan into the thread. I had meant to do this earlier, but forgot until your recent inquiry.

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    Okay, a few questions:

    For the sake of time and ease of assembly, would it be okay to use two 2x4's stuck together for the column? That would make it more or less 4x4...

    Also, since we're deviating from the original plans to cut the column to get the 3 degrees, should the column height be measured beforehand, and just not worry about any height lost by cutting the angle off the top?

    There's no way I'm driving screws into the bottom of my monitor 10's, so I'm thinking it'll just be a friction hold, maybe using that kitchen drawer rubbery stuff that keeps stuff from sliding around. I'm not worried about knocking them over, because they'll be in a well-protected area.

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    Looks like you could rob parts from an office chair to get a similar mechanism.
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    Yeah... and tilt it to accomodate chair, floor or ceiling listening.. :D
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    Here are mhardy6647's original, Version 1, Polkstands....I believe I said I would add these a year ago....man, I'm slow.
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    Here's some 10As with original stands. I'll try to break them out of storage to get some better angles.
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    Is there a larger schematic other than the teeny-weeny-its-a-bikini thumbnail? I can read but pictures are my friend.
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    Here is information I got directly from Polk, when I asked about geometry of the Polk stands for the Model 10 from the Monitor Series (later to be referred to as simply Monitor 10's):

    They were 11" high and had a 6 degree backwards tilt.

    It looks tantilizingly simple to do, though for me the end result has to look civilized enough for a living room. And it can't sway from side to side - I have nightmare visions of those big heavy 10's crashing sideways.

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    Wow, id love those for my monitor 10s and 5s. Only problem is i have ZERO talent when it comes to building something so i'd be afraid of my speakers falling on the floor.

    I was in demolition for 3 years, so im fully capable of destroying anything, but I never got into the rebuilding part of it :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorokusai
    Here are mhardy6647's original, Version 1, Polkstands....I believe I said I would add these a year ago....man, I'm slow.

    Can someone kindly "unlock" Mark's pics and diagrams? My eyes are bad enough already, I can't make that stuff out as is.

    Thanks!

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    These pics will pop-up. Scroll down to post #17 http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...threadid=24260
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    I'm not sure why the pics won't load up for you....lets try this.

    They always lock. I'll try and find out why.
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    going to the previous link works for some reason

    weird...

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    Here is a link to a drawing I made of the Polk Monitor stands... I think it is accurate, but if you guys find any errors, let me know...

    I found one discrepancy... the front height of 4" cannot be accurate if the height of the column is 3 7/8"...
    I now found that the angle of the tilt should be 6 degrees... so if yu set if at that, you shud be okay...

    also, on some browsers, you have to right click the link and download the file...

    The attachment PDF file has been updated with more accurate numbers but the figures may be a bit off...
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    Drawing.
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    Awesome...Thanks for putting this all together Doro. I just picked up some Monitor 7's today, but without any stands. Looks like I'm going to have to make some myself, cuz I can't seem to find anywhere to buy them.

    I'll post back with my results when I'm done...it may be a while though.
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    I have 7 of my original 8 "screws" that thread into the bottom of the footer to "bite" carpet. I'd love to have someone provide me one more so I can use the original 7. I had to rig something as I am on carpet now at my current house (vs. hardwood at previous).

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    Thumbs up Stand Pictures

    As I posted last week I was going to look this past weekend at two pairs of Model 10s for sale locally. The owner however was on vacation and just got back yesterday. Iíll be looking at the speakers this Saturday. I did not ask but Iím certain they have stands. Iíll post pictures next week, the 10s and the stands.

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    Labor day weekend seemed like a good time to take on this project.

    I learned a few lessons.

    A couple pics and I'll say more tomorrow....

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    Looking good Rev.!

    Thanks for bringing this thread back...I may have to deal with this myself?

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    How about making this a sticky?
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    Default 10B stand 1983

    attached is a 10B stand for reference from about 1983...it is fiberboard(?)...and pretty cheap though they have held together for 27 years.

    The angle is about 4 degrees from my rough measurement.
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