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#398567 - 11/15/13 12:25 AM How can I elevate QS-8's without wall mounting?
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Anyone figure out a way to have QS-8 speakers without having them wall or ceiling mounted?

I hope to move into a new home shortly and will lose a dedicated home theater room. The great room will have to do and I don't want speakers mounted on the wall. Is there a stand that I can mount the bracket to that will allow me to place the speaker/stand on a table? Hopefully someone has addressed this but maybe I am the first.

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#398569 - 11/15/13 01:18 AM Re: How can I elevate QS-8's without wall mounting? [Re: GregM]
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If you click on accessories on the QS8s you'll see the FMS QS stand pair. It has a custom plate that lets the woofer play freely.
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#398570 - 11/15/13 01:22 AM Re: How can I elevate QS-8's without wall mounting? [Re: GregM]
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Greg, Axiom offers the FMS-QS stands for that purpose.

As to placing them on a table, this is feasible, but provision would have to be made to raise them at least a few inches so that the bottom woofer is unobstructed. In the past one of our members raised his up on soup cans.
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#398571 - 11/15/13 01:36 AM Re: How can I elevate QS-8's without wall mounting? [Re: GregM]
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I looked right passed the accessories. Don't know how I did that.

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#398575 - 11/15/13 11:57 AM Re: How can I elevate QS-8's without wall mounting? [Re: GregM]
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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.
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#398578 - 11/15/13 12:50 PM Re: How can I elevate QS-8's without wall mounting? [Re: GregM]
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Nice drawing, Nick. I'm a visual learner.

You wouldn't even require the FMB to implement that sort of design, though. You could just have a wide-ish, solid piece for your "connector" (instead of a "wall") and use the included wall mount.
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#398579 - 11/15/13 12:59 PM Re: How can I elevate QS-8's without wall mounting? [Re: GregM]
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Loc: It's all about the location.
Like what Tom and Nick are alluding to...it would be like a coat/hat stand with the Q's mounted near the top. I've thought about this in the past actually. Just make sure it's got plenty of stability in the base so it's not "tippy".
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#398580 - 11/15/13 01:59 PM Re: How can I elevate QS-8's without wall mounting? [Re: GregM]
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Awesome idea.

I like DIY stuff but unless I can just buy parts that I need, I tend to buy a complete item. I don't have a lot of word working tools but that may change. I can't find a tv stand with a large enough area to keep the VP-150 channel. So I may have to build a wooden box type of structure that is open on the front and back and has about a ten inch height that can hold the VP-150. I would then set the tv on top of this box type structure with the box type structure resting on whatever tv/media stand I buy.

Greg

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#398581 - 11/15/13 03:19 PM Re: How can I elevate QS-8's without wall mounting? [Re: JohnK]
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Originally Posted By: JohnK
Greg, Axiom offers the FMS-QS stands for that purpose.

As to placing them on a table, this is feasible, but provision would have to be made to raise them at least a few inches so that the bottom woofer is unobstructed. In the past one of our members raised his up on soup cans.


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#398582 - 11/15/13 04:08 PM Re: How can I elevate QS-8's without wall mounting? [Re: GregM]
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Hockey Pucks are the official kludge on this topic.
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#398593 - 11/16/13 12:13 AM Re: How can I elevate QS-8's without wall mounting? [Re: GregM]
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#398594 - 11/16/13 02:01 AM Re: How can I elevate QS-8's without wall mounting? [Re: GregM]
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Don't forget Nintendo DS cases.
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#398595 - 11/16/13 02:18 AM Re: How can I elevate QS-8's without wall mounting? [Re: GregM]
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If you are looking for a stand alone solution you could look into the stands I used last year.



All I had to do was cut a hole in the top.
I'm still using them under my rear surrounds.
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#398600 - 11/16/13 07:53 AM Re: How can I elevate QS-8's without wall mounting? [Re: brwsaw]
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Or perhaps something like this

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#398632 - 11/18/13 01:18 AM Re: How can I elevate QS-8's without wall mounting? [Re: GregM]
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How exactly do these stands mount to the bottom of the QS-8?

Greg

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#398652 - 11/18/13 07:48 PM Re: How can I elevate QS-8's without wall mounting? [Re: GregM]
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Originally Posted By: GregM
How exactly do these stands mount to the bottom of the QS-8?

Greg


If you're asking me, then the speaker sits on top of the stand. There's a small plate in front and 2 screws in the back to tighten the speaker against the fron plate
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#398654 - 11/18/13 09:39 PM Re: How can I elevate QS-8's without wall mounting? [Re: GregM]
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#398720 - 11/21/13 10:53 AM Re: How can I elevate QS-8's without wall mounting? [Re: brwsaw]
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If you are serious that is a deal killer. I won't have $500 speakers just sitting on top of a stand waiting to get knocked over.

Oh well back to the old drawing board.

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#398724 - 11/21/13 01:01 PM Re: How can I elevate QS-8's without wall mounting? [Re: GregM]
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IMO it's no different than placing book shelf speakers on stands.
I'm more concerned with my wall mounted Q's than I am about the ones on the stands.
If they were out into the room it would be a different story, I would look at securing the stand to the floor.
Because of the weight of the speakers and how well they fit on the top of the stands I wouldn't be too concerned about them moving too much.
You could replace two of the bolts that secure the woofer with longer ones installed through the top plate if you really felt the need.


Edited by brwsaw (11/21/13 01:01 PM)
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#399210 - 12/13/13 07:08 AM Re: How can I elevate QS-8's without wall mounting? [Re: GregM]
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I can't find a tv take a position with a huge enough area to keep the VP-150 route. So I may have to develop a wood made box kind of framework that is start on the top side and rear and has about a ten inches size that can keep the VP-150.
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#399234 - 12/14/13 05:43 PM Re: How can I elevate QS-8's without wall mounting? [Re: GregM]
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I liked these when I first saw them
Post #352772 under "Read speakers - layout problem"

http://bleps.com/presents/speakers/stands2.jpg

http://bleps.com/presents/speakers/stands1.jpg
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