You could *probably* DIY something if you wanted them to sit on end tables. For each, you would need a Full Metal Bracket
, a metal/wood "foot" that has some weight to it plus is bigger (would need to extend further in front of the front face of the QS speaker), and a piece of metal/wood to connect and elevate the speaker a few inches above the "foot."
Something like this:
It would still run you about $60-$75 each to make. Maybe Axiom should make an option like this. They could build it with some type of adjustable (using pins and not friction locking) connector piece for different heights. Or just offer the stands, but with shorter lengths. Sure, you can cut the "pipes", but why pay for the extra if you don't want/need it. They could then sell the "pipes" separately too for the different heights.
M60s, VP180, VP150, QS8s, SVS 20-39PCi, HTPC, JVC RS45, Onkyo TX-NR709, Shakers