What's a good speaker stand for the M22i?

Posted by: TheListener

What's a good speaker stand for the M22i? - 02/07/13 02:54 PM

They're nice but I don't know how to put them in the system or however you say it. They're not floorstanding. I could put them next to the tv if I get room, but are there stands that will work them?
Posted by: Kruncher

Re: What's a good speaker stand for the M22i? - 02/07/13 03:29 PM

Axiom's recommended stand for M22s is 16" tall. if you stick close that height you should be alright.
Posted by: Socketman

Re: What's a good speaker stand for the M22i? - 02/07/13 08:15 PM

Things to consider are the height, you want the tweeter at or near ear level when seated. It should pass the WAF as far as blending with the décor. The material the stand is made of can affect the overall sound of the speaker as well.And most important the stability of the stand depending on how many kids ,dogs etc you have.
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: What's a good speaker stand for the M22i? - 02/08/13 12:55 PM

I have 2 sets of the taller Axiom's stands - one holding M2's & the other M3s. I spent a lot of time searching for stands but I finally settled on the Axioms. Most of the others looked too spindly & flimsy to me.

The Axioms are wonderfully classy (WAF?), very heavy duty & the top plate is specially shaped to hold the Axiom speaker form factor. The retaining mechanism holds onto the speaker securely.

I noticed a marked improvement in the sound of my M3s on these stands probably because they were now better coupled to the floor.

The Axioms are a bit pricey but well worth it IMHO...

TAM
Posted by: TheListener

Re: What's a good speaker stand for the M22i? - 02/08/13 02:09 PM

The stands cost more than I paid for everything! lol. I know mine was the CL deal. I'll have to think about it. I have them on the floor right this second. I guess I can set them on a small table next to the tv.
Posted by: Kruncher

Re: What's a good speaker stand for the M22i? - 02/08/13 03:56 PM

Pics of the simple, inexpensive MDF stands that I still use for my M22s are found here.
Posted by: TheListener

Re: What's a good speaker stand for the M22i? - 02/08/13 08:47 PM

Originally Posted By: Kruncher
Pics of the simple, inexpensive MDF stands that I still use for my M22s are found here.


What did you put on the top of the stands for the "triangular" bottom of the speakers? Oh, a guy I read said this. He was right. They look like coffins. lol.
Posted by: JohnK

Re: What's a good speaker stand for the M22i? - 02/08/13 09:44 PM

When I first got my M22s I designed a special variable height stand for them. Stacks of old Stereo Review magazines(better sound quality than Time or Newsweek)about 14-20 inches high were tried. You might experiment with something similar. Actually, stacks of magazines or newspapers are pretty acoustically inert and isolated from the floor, so serve the purpose of stands quite well.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: What's a good speaker stand for the M22i? - 02/08/13 09:47 PM

Sadly, the WAF on those stands is quite low...
Posted by: JohnK

Re: What's a good speaker stand for the M22i? - 02/08/13 10:02 PM

Do you want good sound or good.... Well, maybe after you've found the height that works best, you might get something more resembling furniture.
Posted by: TheListener

Re: What's a good speaker stand for the M22i? - 02/09/13 11:28 AM

I doubt the WAF will be very high with some magazines as stands. smile. Very bachelor like, I give you that.

What about wooden furniture, or just setting them on a tv stand next to the tv, whether that is a glass top or wood (real, particle, etc.). Will they make the speakers sound wretched or something?
Posted by: jakewash

Re: What's a good speaker stand for the M22i? - 02/09/13 04:10 PM

Setting them on the TV stand is fine, many have done it before, this is my old system.

Posted by: TheListener

Re: What's a good speaker stand for the M22i? - 02/09/13 05:49 PM

Doesn't decrease any sound quality does it?
Posted by: jakewash

Re: What's a good speaker stand for the M22i? - 02/09/13 06:05 PM

Not in the least.