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#209368 - 05/26/08 02:28 PM Re: Balancing new M80's [Re: HAY]
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You do not need to do it out of steel, if you use let's say 1/2" thickness, it could be done in aluminum, it will not bend so easily...
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#209432 - 05/27/08 08:00 AM Re: Balancing new M80's [Re: HAY]
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Hmm, I have lots of pieces of steel lying around from different things. Could easily make a set in an hour with the ol' grinder and tap & die set. Course they wouldn't be pretty but maybe there is a market for low end braces.

Now, if I just buy a plasma cutter........
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#210832 - 06/05/08 10:42 PM Re: Balancing new M80's [Re: Murph]
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HAY any news about those outriggers??? How they look, and how they work? How is the finish, any imperfections, or they are well done, etc...please keep us posted about all details, that seems ot be the most feasible way for us...
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#210933 - 06/07/08 10:52 PM Re: Balancing new M80's [Re: sovkiller]
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Sorry, been busy and I plan to do an update tomorrow.

All in all I'm very happy with them, they give me peace of mind with clumsy guests and little ones in the house.

The only issue is if you get the 12" ones like I did the holes do not meet up with the M60's stock holes...argh! Measure twice...or at least once I would still suggest the 12" ones though as you want a wide base for stability.

I ended up finding a local guy who was great and he milled the brackets for a case of beer and they fit perfectly now.

I will post some pics tomorrow...
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#210934 - 06/07/08 10:57 PM Re: Balancing new M80's [Re: HAY]
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Why not getting a 12" and a 10" per speaker, that way you follow the shape of the enclosure...also do you know if they will match the M80's?
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#210936 - 06/07/08 11:06 PM Re: Balancing new M80's [Re: sovkiller]
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I thought about that but I wanted everything to be the same.

If you look at the speaker straight on then the 2 stabilizers are in line. If you look at it from the side the one in the back looks longer. I just wanted to get the spikes as far out as possible to get them as sturdy as possible. I'm not sure if having a shorter one in back would affect this or not?

On the website, they give detailed measurements of everything for the outrigger. I just figured they would fit the 60's and didn't measure the 60's as I knew these were the cheapest to find and I would make do.

From a quick look comparing the speakers the towers are all 9.25" wide...
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#210944 - 06/07/08 11:40 PM Re: Balancing new M80's [Re: HAY]
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Definitelly they will not fit stock to the M80's...



The m80 are 6-3/8 inches appart in the front holes, and the back are aprox 4-3/4 inches, do you know if they are willing ot customize them???


Edited by Sovkiller (06/07/08 11:42 PM)
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#211010 - 06/08/08 09:33 PM Re: Balancing new M80's [Re: sovkiller]
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Never asked them about customizing them but I'm sure for a price they might...it cost me a case of beer to get a local fabricator to mill them and he did a great job. Clean slots with no burs or anything. The one thing I forgot to take a picture of

At any rate, here's some pics of what I got...Wouldn't it be sweet if Axiom made some and they had the logo too?

Box with my address on it at least 3 times, making sure I got it!!

This discription had me worried...

Packaging - There was air bags in the box that deflated, sharp spikes

Unwrapped

Unwrapped another angle

Installed - Front

Front - Close

Front Left - Close *Man I love the High Gloss Cherry*

Front Right - Close *High Gloss Cherry, so sweet*

Full Frontal - Need to get Center Stand...


These new Outriggers really do help make my M60's sit level and feel sturdy. Any light nudge and there fine. Bumping into it for the most part is okay, I just hip checked (like a good Canadian boy) mine and it moved but was in no fear of going over.The wider the base the sturdier it will be and these are sturdy now, I have peace of mind.

This all started as I was never that comfortable with how my speakers stood. Recently, I caught my right speaker (in time) when I bumped it while doing some re-wiring and that prompt this purchase. Before installing the Outriggers my speakers never sat very well and were way to wobbly. My speakers are on carpet with under pad over a concrete slab bassment floor. The floor is not level for drainage and they guys who "levelled" it didn't smooth out a few spots...of course where the speakers are located.

As for the cost, more than I wanted to spend, but cheaper than replacing a damaged speaker. The Outriggers were $45 each, shipping to Canada was just under $50 and then my friends at customs wanted another $14 bucks. As mentioned before the holes did not line up so I had them milled for a case of beer $33. So for a grand total of $277ish dollars they were expensive for us Canadians but probably not so bad for you Americans as you would save around $50 bucks. As well, you could get the 10" wide ones that would be a little cheaper and only 2 would need to be milled to fit the back speakers.

Oh yeah the competition Soundocity was $129 a pair (64.50 each) for the ones I looked at, and shipping was around $50 so a total of about $322 including my friends at the border charge. Also there should be no need to customize these ones so no milling fee or case of beer for anyone so a total difference of around $45 bucks. Giving this knowledge now, I may have just gone with the Soundocity ones but I wasn't expecting the mill work to be done or the border charge.

At any rate, steel is pricey and these 2 products seem to be the only ones out there unless you can DIY, they are good but are they worth it to you...to me yes.
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#211014 - 06/08/08 09:48 PM Re: Balancing new M80's [Re: HAY]
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Very nice job, very nice indeed, I sent an email yesterday to them, let's see if they are willing to customize them...I like them far better than the Souncity ones, the Souncity made are not even that sturdy to begin with...

By any chance the thread of the spikes they provide match the one Axioms offer (1/4-20) Accordign ot the pictures they look bigger...
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#211021 - 06/08/08 10:58 PM Re: Balancing new M80's [Re: sovkiller]
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No they don't match, the spikes are one piece and threaded at the top for levelling and much thicker than the Axiom ones. Even though the spikes are shorter, they are able to anchor themselves very well.
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