Free Shipping on All Orders 1-866-764-1801

Vist our Online Store
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1

    Member Sales Rating: (5)

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    northern nj
    Posts
    6,609

    Default filling speaker stands?

    just to refresh, I got some Dayton speaker stands that I can fill. I was going to use sand? but should I use sand and lead shot?

    I was thinking just put lead shot on the bottom (lower center of gravity) then cap off with sand.

    any thoughts? never filled stands before.

    got these to put under the LSi9's I'll using while I tweak the Carver's
    Theater - Polk LSi15, LSiC, LSi9 speaks, DIY Sub (142.5L box, SVS plus driver, 500 Watt plate amp)...Outlaw 990 pre/pro, Carver TFM45, 2 X Outlaw M200 . Rotel RB980 . PS3, Monster 3600 power center

    2 Channel -
    Anthem Pre 2l, Jolida JD100 CD player, CAL Sigma DAC, Carver m4.0, Polk LSi9 w external modified Crossovers (thanks Trey!)

  2. #2

    Member Sales Rating: (13)

    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    The Beautiful Central Oregon Coast
    Posts
    4,138

    Default

    It depends on how much weight you'd like to add. Lead shot, of course, is much heavier than sand. Unless you've got a huge fillable area sand doesn't really add all that much weight but it's better than nothing. You could use coins and make a piggy bank out of them. Kitty litter has also been mentioned, as when my poor Sparkles disappeared leaving a ****load of kitty litter in his wake, no puns intended :( Having said that, I just used sand in mine and I think it worked fine.
    Last edited by dragon1952; 02-13-2006 at 12:41 AM.

  3. #3

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    1,898

    Default

    Audio Advisor carries some stuff called Apollo Sound Bytes. Made of small stainless discs. 22 lbs for $49. I don't see it on their website but it is in the new catalog page 27.

  4. #4

    Member Sales Rating: (13)

    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    The Mars Hotel
    Posts
    31,302

    Default

    Lead shot is king in my book. 25lbs. for $20.00 at any Pro Bass Shop, probably at Wal-Mart too. Use heavy latex gloves when handling.
    'Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."

  5. #5

    Member Sales Rating: (58)

    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    6 Underground
    Posts
    25,306

    Default

    I concur with the lead shot idea, it's not that expensive.

    Heavy gloves when handling? :) Thanks Mr. Safety.

  6. #6

    Member Sales Rating: (19)

    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    8,170

    Default

    I have some PE stands and filled them with sand. It didn't make any difference whatsoever and didn't add very much weight to them, so I wouldn't recommend it. Eventually, I'll replace the sand with lead shot. If you decide to use lead shot, please post your results. Thanks.
    HT/2-channel Rig: Sony 50 LCD TV; Toshiba HD-A2 DVD player; Emotiva LMC-1 pre/pro; Rogue Audio M-120 monoblocks (modded); Placette RVC; Emotiva LPA-1 amp; Bada HD-22 tube CDP (modded); VMPS Tower II SE (fronts); DIY Clearwave Dynamic 4CC (center); Wharfedale Opus Tri-Surrounds (rear); and VMPS 215 sub

    "God grooves with tubes."

  7. #7

    Member Sales Rating: (2)

    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    BC, Canada
    Posts
    2,904

    Default

    What if you used lead shot and then added sand to fill any gaps created by the lead? I'm not sure what size shot you guys are talking about using so it might not make enough of a difference to be worth the hassel.

    I would think pennies might rattle a little, whereas lead and sand seem to be quite absorbant and dead.

  8. #8

    Member Sales Rating: (13)

    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    The Mars Hotel
    Posts
    31,302

    Default

    #5 shot is very small, not much in the way of gaps to fill, but nothing says you can't do both.
    'Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."

  9. #9

    Member Sales Rating: (19)

    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Kansas City KS/Central IA
    Posts
    5,654

    Default

    #5 or #6 lead shot, $16.99 a bag at Gander Mountain. I fill only about a third of the column. It seemed to me that when I filled the entire column that the weight was too high and made them top heavy. Filling only the bottom third seemed to anchor them better and the weight was bottom heavy like it should be. With a third of the columns filled, they are heavy enough it seemed.
    DKG999
    -----------------------------------------
    HT System: LSi9, LSiCx2, LSiFX, LSi7, SVS 20-39 PC+, B&K 507.s2 AVR, B&K Ref 125.2, Tripplite LCR-2400, Cambridge 650BD, Signal Cable PC/SC, BJC IC, Samsung 55" LED

    Music System: Magnepan 1.6QR, SVS SB12+, ARC pre, Parasound HCA1500 vertically bi-amped, Jolida CDP, Pro-Ject RM5.1SE TT, Pro-Ject TubeBox SE phono pre, SBT, PS Audio DLIII DAC

  10. #10

    Member Sales Rating: (58)

    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    6 Underground
    Posts
    25,306

    Default

    That's where I get my shot, Gander Mtn.

  11. #11

    Member Sales Rating: (5)

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    northern nj
    Posts
    6,609

    Default

    allright, will go with lead. I might roll with lead on the botton, sand on the top. I thought of the low center of gravity issue dkg brought up.
    I was worried the lead would rattle if not mixed thooroughly with sand. seems that is not the case. that was my biggest worry. thanx for the help guys
    Theater - Polk LSi15, LSiC, LSi9 speaks, DIY Sub (142.5L box, SVS plus driver, 500 Watt plate amp)...Outlaw 990 pre/pro, Carver TFM45, 2 X Outlaw M200 . Rotel RB980 . PS3, Monster 3600 power center

    2 Channel -
    Anthem Pre 2l, Jolida JD100 CD player, CAL Sigma DAC, Carver m4.0, Polk LSi9 w external modified Crossovers (thanks Trey!)

  12. #12

    Member Sales Rating: (40)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    North Texas
    Posts
    18,401

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut
    Use heavy latex gloves when handling.
    Huh? Do you put on an iron lung before you eat a pack of Winston?
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.

  13. #13

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    leeds uk
    Posts
    337

    Default

    my apollo oz6's are just filled with sand. they have quite a large central (slightly thinner than a drain pipe.)tube that's heavy enought with sand in it. lead would proberly be better.

    http://www.apollohifi.co.uk/speakersupport.htm
    ELECTRONICS
    arcam cd93
    linn wakonda
    MC2 MC450
    Teac ud h01 DAC


    SPEAKERS
    Tannoy DC6 t se .

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts