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#134214 - 04/03/06 04:47 PM what's with the rediculously high price of stands?
Jinx Offline
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Registered: 09/30/05
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Loc: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
ok. i have some qs8's and i wanted to get the stands for them, but holy crap they are $320.00 CAD a pair? what gives? are they made of gold or something???
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#134215 - 04/03/06 04:57 PM Re: what's with the rediculously high price of sta
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I hear they are made of unbreakable space-age polymers that will emit a force-field if approached too rapidly, repelling any would-be assailant.
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#134216 - 04/03/06 05:14 PM Re: what's with the rediculously high price of sta
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In reply to:

I hear they are made of unbreakable space-age polymers that will emit a force-field if approached too rapidly, repelling any would-be assailant.




As a QS8 stand owner, I'd like to confirm what you've heard. Yes, it's true. What many people don't realize is that they have an effective radius of 25'... thereby protecting the whole speaker system. Highly recommended.
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#134217 - 04/03/06 05:16 PM Re: what's with the rediculously high price of stands?
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They are not gold but they are pretty spiffy. See my comments at :

http://www.axiomaudio.com/boards/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=HT&Number=126962&page=&view=&sb=&o=&vc=1

You can definitely make some inexpensive stands using the "T" brackets to support the speaker and I think with a bit of effort they could look pretty good -- the Axiom stands are just a real nice solution and aren't expensive compared to comparable stands from other vendors.


Edited by bridgman (04/03/06 05:20 PM)

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#134218 - 04/03/06 05:43 PM Re: what's with the rediculously high price of sta
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Registered: 01/05/05
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Loc: Tracy, California
They are another one of the Axiom products that are custom made, and disgined just the Qs, and that will add some cost to the stands. But as John mentioned, use Google and look at prices for any good quality custom stands and you will see the price is not "rediculously high".
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#134219 - 04/04/06 01:41 AM Re: what's with the rediculously high price of sta
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Loc: Southern California
I love axiom, but I have to agree. Those stands are over priced by a large margin IMHO.

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#134220 - 04/04/06 10:52 AM Re: what's with the rediculously high price of stands?
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If you don't like them, make your own. Or better yet, go check on Ebay.
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#134221 - 04/04/06 12:45 PM Re: what's with the rediculously high price of sta
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Compare: Die cast aluminum stands, in black, as tall as possible (still shorter than Axiom's). That's a price for one, there. Axiom's are about $40 more, but considering the specialization and the extra height, I'm not surprised.

Now, I would prefer to wall mount them and save the expense, but if that's the place you want to play, you pay.
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#134222 - 04/09/06 04:20 PM Re: what's with the rediculously high price of sta
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Registered: 04/09/06
Posts: 28
Loc: Rochester, NY
I couldn't imagine spending that much on stands right now! I'm pretty happy with my Wood Technology TMT-30 (replaced TMT-24s I had) that I bought from buy.com for a massive $60. Sure they're not cast and they're not solid but oh well!
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#134223 - 04/09/06 04:59 PM Re: what's with the rediculously high price of sta
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I'm going to go with a ceiling mount and save a couple hundred bucks and keep my floor space.

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