Get Free, Friendly, Expert Advice
Call 1-866-244-8796 or email

Designed and Manufactured in Canada Since 1980


AxiomAudio Blog

Sneak Peek into Axiom’s Current Research and Development

Axiom’s Newest Speaker: The In-Ceiling M3

Outdoor Speaker Placement

Wall'O'Fame
Experimental Atmos
Greetings fellow Axiom owners...
Who's Online
3 registered (Ken.C, mapatton, Murph), 48 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Financing
Forum Stats
13317 Members
11 Forums
22877 Topics
404360 Posts

Max Online: 378 @ 02/24/13 04:33 PM
Top Posters
Ken.C 17775
pmbuko 16273
SirQuack 13333
CV 11200
MarkSJohnson 10886
Meanwhile On Facebook

So much going on in this month's newsletter - new product announcements, a new v...

Love this comment from Doug T! "The M22 bookshelf speakers sound so clean and a...

󾓶 Andrew has spoken! Big update on the AxiomPlay Wireless Platform on the Axiom...

A New Look For Our Amps and Pre-amps? Adding yet another level of customization...

Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#25582 - 11/14/03 12:48 PM Stands, but not really...
DJ_Stunna Offline
aficionado

Registered: 10/09/03
Posts: 604
Loc: Baltimore. MD. USA (but born a...
Hey, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for my current predicament. As some of you may know, I use my M2i's as my computer speakers, and they are on the same desk as my monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc. I notice that when I slouch a tiny bit to get my ears more in line with the tweeter's height, the imaging becomes noticeably better (as would be expected).

My Predicament:
Due to application (as computer speakers), I cannot use true stands with them as my desk is too long and the sweet spot would be far behind the listening position. If I were to aggressively toe-in to compensate, the sweet spot would be way too focused to be practical (any accidental lateral movement would ruin the acoustic image).

Now on to what I would like to do:
I would like to get some 3" to 5" stands. I'm thinking some kind of concrete block, but I have NO idea where to get such a thing. I have can grab some loose red-bricks, if you guys think that would do well.

Thanks for the help,
-Will
_________________________

Top
#25583 - 11/14/03 12:59 PM Re: Stands, but not really...
DJ_Stunna Offline
aficionado

Registered: 10/09/03
Posts: 604
Loc: Baltimore. MD. USA (but born a...
I think that I may just snatch a few bricks and try to see how the sound is affected. I'd imagine that it would also improve the quality of the midbass as the table wouldnt vibrate as much since the speakers won't be directly touching it.
_________________________

Top
#25584 - 11/14/03 01:26 PM Re: Stands, but not really...
pmbuko Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 16273
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
How about using 4 bricks under each speaker? Lay out 2 going left-to-right, then lay another two going front-to-back (for stability) under each.

If you want to get something that looks better, you could consult with a landscaper and ask them to get you some nice stone pavers.
_________________________
"I wish I had documented more…" said nobody on their death bed, ever.

Top
#25585 - 11/14/03 01:30 PM Re: Stands, but not really...
DJ_Stunna Offline
aficionado

Registered: 10/09/03
Posts: 604
Loc: Baltimore. MD. USA (but born a...
In reply to:

How about using 4 bricks under each speaker? Lay out 2 going let-to-right, then lay anoter two going front-to-back (for stability) under each.


I think that I'm going to do just that.

In reply to:

If you want to get something that looks better, you could consult with a landscaper and ask them to get you some nice stone pavers.


Well the bricks that I would take are from the street (lol), but they don't look too bad imho.
_________________________

Top
#25586 - 11/14/03 02:01 PM Re: Stands, but not really...
JimmyTango Offline
veteran

Registered: 10/17/03
Posts: 175
Go to your local lumber yard and have them cut a block of wood at the same diminsions of your M2 and the height you want it. You can then stain them to whatever color you like.

Top
#25587 - 11/14/03 04:36 PM Re: Stands, but not really...
sushi Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 02/09/03
Posts: 1490
Loc: Dallas, TX
How about stacks of neuroscience textbooks??? You'll have a nice excuse why you are unable to open them.

Top
#25588 - 11/14/03 06:09 PM Re: Stands, but not really...
DJ_Stunna Offline
aficionado

Registered: 10/09/03
Posts: 604
Loc: Baltimore. MD. USA (but born a...
Hahaha sushi! I was actually thinking about doing just that also (as it'd be the easiest thing to do), but I wouldn't be able to get the level just perfect. I wouldn't be able to have one be higher than the other heh.
_________________________

Top
#25589 - 11/14/03 08:25 PM Re: Stands, but not really...
JohnK Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 05/11/02
Posts: 10388
Will, I again refer to the special variable-height stands I designed and built(stacks of old Stereo Review magazines)to test height on my new M22s. Infinitely variable and totally non-resonant. Of course it doesn't have to be Stereo Review, but if the magazines aren't related to audio the bass isn't nearly as tight.


Edited by JohnK (11/14/03 08:26 PM)
_________________________
-----------------------------------

Enjoy the music, not the equipment.



Top
#25590 - 11/14/03 10:52 PM Re: Stands, but not really...
DJ_Stunna Offline
aficionado

Registered: 10/09/03
Posts: 604
Loc: Baltimore. MD. USA (but born a...
HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA @ JohnK!
_________________________

Top
#25591 - 11/15/03 12:07 AM Re: Stands, but not really...
DJ_Stunna Offline
aficionado

Registered: 10/09/03
Posts: 604
Loc: Baltimore. MD. USA (but born a...
I did the brick thing, and I must say that I am pleased by the results. I raised them only 2.4 inches (due to excessive weight when carrying 6 of these in my back pack (3 per speaker). I have them arranged in a nice way too... Two extending backwards lengthwise and one horizontal in the front.

Sort of like this...
__
| |

Where the top represents the front of my desk.
_________________________

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



Moderator:  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 

Home  |  Corporate Info  |  Products  |  Message Board  |  FAQs  |  Warranty  |  Site Map  |  Privacy Statement   |  Contact Us

©2014 Colquhoun Audio Laboratories Limited
All Rights Reserved.