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    Question I'm thinking of building speaker stands

    Hi. I'm new here.

    I just bought a system and I have R15s as my rear speakers.
    I need speaker stands and was considering building a set.
    Does anyone have a pattern or know of somewhere I could get one?

    I would also appreciate suggestions of where I could get a reasonably priced pair of stands.

    I am in Winnipeg, Mantoba.

    Thanks a lot.

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    You can get them here, and should also give you an idea if you want to build them yourself:

    http://www.racksandstands.com/asp/sh...ands&refid=G03

    or here:
    http://www.surroundsolutions.com/

    Good luck!
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    Definitely a good idea, stands have become one of the most rediculously high priced accessories out there. Plus you can make them to match your other furnishings.

    Wally

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    DIY, will run you about $10/pair if you have some scrap mdf/plywood.

    http://www.partsexpress.com/projects...mplestands.htm

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    Felchy,

    Welcome! I was just like you about a month ago. Look at me now! I got the R15's for my rears about a week ago. They are just now breaking in and sounding awesome for the role they fill. They are matching my R40's up front. Anyways, I am also interested in making a pair of stands for myself. Let me know what you end up doing. I would like to hear about your falls and successes.

    By the way, nice name. I wonder who else knows what it means.

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    Originally posted by Shizelbs
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    here are some pretty nice DIY stands. I think I am going to make some similar stands and change the design a bit to have two 4 inch poles on each stand instead of the one pole. They look pretty nice too...

    http://www.tnt-audio.com/clinica/stubby_e.html

    this guy also made some nice stands, but probably require a little more work...

    http://home.tampabay.rr.com/bpsdesigns/Stands.htm

    they also have a pretty nice DIY rack stand too. looks pretty good also!

    http://www.tnt-audio.com/clinica/flexye.html


    Just found another design...

    http://home.new.rr.com/zaph/audio/stands.html
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    Those links are cool, thanks for the read. I wonder how the stands from the second link would look with the Lsi9's in cherry? Probably pretty good.

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    Hey guys,

    Thanks for the great input.
    Anyone else have any ideas?

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    I recently purchased some RTi38s for rears. I purchased some 3ft high stands designed with 3 hollow metal tubes connecting the base to the speaker platform.

    The tubes are designed to be filled with sand. I have done this and it provides a very stable support for the speakers. Hollow tubes tend to ring, and the center of gravity (COG) is too high (with the speaker on top and little weight in the stand). The sand deadens the ring and lowers the COG so the suckers won't fall over.

    When designing or buying, look at these type of issues, it's worth it.

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    From what I read over at audioasylum (most of the guys over there don't mess around) is that PVC can be better than steal/metal stands because it won't resonate like steal or metal. When filled with sand (or you could use concrete) PVC stands offer a VERY great bang for the buck stand at a very very small fraction of the cost of most stands on the market.

    it's worth a try for the small cost, especially if you use MDF for the bases. Try MDF and if you like it switch it over to hardwood.
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    WOW! Those DIY projects are amazing! You could really build some beautiful, killer gear for a fraction of the cost of buying pre-made consumer gear. I guess it's just a question of which you choose to invest; time or money. I bet some of the car audio guys who build there own enclosures and boxes would really get a kick out of those links.

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    There's always the classic stack of cinder blocks option. Not attractive "in the raw", but can be improved with a coat of paint. Felt on top of the top block also saves the bottom of the speaker. Worked well in my college days... :)

    An added step up can be found at Garden Ridge or other place that sells statues for gardens. They will normally also carry concrete pedestals/ mini-columns that are better looking and a solid foundation for speakers. Can also be painted, etc. Draw back is that while they are very heavy, they aren't "tip proof", so if you have little ones beware.
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