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#30935 - 01/15/04 09:36 AM Stands
Amie Offline

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Does anyone have any opinions on additional stands you'd like to see us offering? I'm thinking colors, shapes, heights, materials, functions - any suggestions?
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#30936 - 01/15/04 09:44 AM Re: Stands
sidvicious02 Offline
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Registered: 05/09/03
Posts: 973
Loc: Brandon, Manitoba
Hi Amie,
I think it would be nice to offer stands for the QS8s that were adjustable in height. The QSS design is probably a little too short to allow for optimal height of the speaker from the average ht sitting location. I also seem to remember someone saying the QSS' were a little light/tipsy. Maybe it would be nice to have the bottom weighted a little better or maybe allow the stands to be filled with sand/shot somehow.

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#30937 - 01/15/04 09:53 AM Re: Stands
smoovranger Offline
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Registered: 01/13/04
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The only problem I've found with my SS16's is they are light and difficult to fill. A heavier stand would be a bonus.

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#30938 - 01/15/04 11:05 AM Re: Stands
chesseroo Offline
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Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 5225
Loc: western canada
I've always liked the look and function of the various Atacama stands.


Edited by chesseroo (01/15/04 11:05 AM)
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#30939 - 01/15/04 11:12 AM Re: Stands
spiffnme Offline
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Registered: 04/01/03
Posts: 5233
Loc: Los Angeles
A much heavier build and the ability to have them fillable, are the only things I can think of. They look nice as is. As light as they are, they're fairly easy to tip over, and don't provide a really solid foundation.
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#30940 - 01/15/04 03:50 PM Stands: my suggestions
wschwartz Offline
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Registered: 12/29/02
Posts: 74
I'd like to see stands that match your good-looking speakers! Specifically, I love the original cherry speakers and don't like the way they look with metallic-looking stands. So—how about stands in Boston Cherry? I'd buy them in a heartbeat, even if they cost somewhat more than the competition.

Another suggestion: design them to minimize the effort required for cleaning around them (e.g. avoid little dust-collecting spaces). That way, there's more time to enjoy the music!

Finally, I agree with the other suggestions to make them as stable as possible. Dogs and kids are dangerous to speakers on stands! Maybe make them fillable, and maybe include a little of one of those special materials that removably "glues" the speakers to the stands.

If you follow all my suggestions, you'll have stands that serve their intended purpose perfectly and do so with style and ease of maintenance. What more could one want (in speaker stands, anyway)?

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#30941 - 01/15/04 03:57 PM Re: Stands: my suggestions
chesseroo Offline
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I don't know about 'glue' for the stands but i know what he's getting at.

Perhaps something like a rubber type foam that gives you a friction 'stickyness' kind of like when you sit your bare butt onto a vinyl chair and try to twist resulting in nothing but pain accompanied by an ear piercing squeak noise.

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#30942 - 01/15/04 04:09 PM Re: Stands: my suggestions
pmbuko Offline
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Thanks. As if I needed that visual.
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#30943 - 01/15/04 05:18 PM Re: Stands: my suggestions
chesseroo Offline
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Loc: western canada
Hey, i've got the visual of that crazy one-eyed dog staring back at me.
He has that, "i've done something and you don't know what it is" look on his face.
It is quite unnerving.
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#30944 - 01/15/04 05:40 PM Re: Stands
m_underwood Offline
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Registered: 11/28/03
Posts: 81
Loc: Richmond, BC, Canada
Some fillable 24" and 36" ones with a big sturdy base would be nice.

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#30945 - 01/15/04 05:49 PM Re: Stands
gizzyeq Offline
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Registered: 12/23/03
Posts: 24
Loc: NY and Japan
I'd love it if you could offer something like these with maybe different kinds of bases/colors to match the trim of the speakers they already have a decent set of colors
http://www.studiotech.com/jsp/productDetail.jsp?prodID=17

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#30946 - 01/17/04 06:25 PM Re: Stands
gnrajagopal Offline
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Registered: 12/21/03
Posts: 125
Loc: bay area-ca
yup, stands atleast half as dynamic as a tripod would be great....

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#30947 - 01/18/04 04:18 AM Re: Stands: my suggestions
AdamP88 Offline
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Registered: 08/12/03
Posts: 639
Loc: Omaha, NE
In reply to:

He has that, "i've done something and you don't know what it is" look on his face.
It is quite unnerving.




Actually, that's her "please take the scary camera away from my face, I'm shivering with fright" look.

She really is a pathetic little puppy sometimes.

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#30948 - 01/18/04 09:24 AM Re: Stands
Tom Offline
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Registered: 11/18/03
Posts: 8
I do not know if this is practical... But I would like a stand that is simular to a full metal bracket that could attach to a wall or the side of an entertainment center but instead of attaching to the back of the speaker, it would have a base that the speaker would rest on and a telscoping arm to move a couple inches in or out.

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#30949 - 01/18/04 10:48 AM Re: Stands
FordPrefect Offline
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Registered: 07/05/02
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Loc: Ancaster, Ontario
Exactly! I have been thinking about this for the M22's, if done well it should give them a floating appearance. I'll probably have to draw something up and go see a local welding shop.
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#30950 - 01/18/04 12:39 PM Re: Stands: my suggestions
chesseroo Offline
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Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 5225
Loc: western canada
Aww the poor little thing.
Peter, are you abusing your dog with that camera?
You monster.
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#30951 - 01/18/04 12:56 PM Re: Stands
Ken.C Offline
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Loc: NoVA
Check out this thread.
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#30952 - 01/18/04 11:21 PM Re: Stands
snippy Offline
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Registered: 09/11/03
Posts: 427
Loc: San Luis Obispo, CA
My girlfriend and I have always wished that my SS 24 stands were maple instead of black. My entertainment furniture is maple wood with silver poles. The stands match the furniture there. However, the rest of the wood on the furniture and my Axioms are maple, so the black on the stands looks out of place. I would definitely rebuy the stands if the black parts were matching my maple M22's.

My girlfriend actually hates the shape of the black base. I do not personnally care, but she thinks it would be better with a metal-tripod-style base.
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#30953 - 02/08/04 02:11 PM Re: Stands
Ken.C Offline
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I'd like to see a stand that had less of a "box on a stick" look when the speaker was on top of it. Color matching would also be great. I couldn't find anything on racksandstands.com that I really liked the idea of with the M22s, other than the Plateau models, which my wife poo-pooed because they're not wood colored.
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#30954 - 02/08/04 03:15 PM Re: Stands
ubernatural Offline
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Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 20
Loc: Victoria BC
I posted in another forum regarding the M22s with the SS16 stands. Forgive any duplication of content, but I thought this would be an appropriate location to restate some ideas. The following is a suggestion for a new stand for the M22s.

I'd like to see stands with a platform that matches the base of the M22 (identical wedge shape, or slightly smaller than the M22 base). Metal threaded inserts (like on the bottom of tower speakers for the spikes) in the bottom of the M22s could match up with pre-drilled holes in the stand platform so the speakers could be easily secured. Finally, the base of the stand should weigh at least as much as the speakers on top, for additional stability. I sorta like the idea of filling the post, but the same weight distributed in the base instead would make for a much more stable solution.

I don't really have suggestions for improvements to the stands re: colour, because they look fine to me as they are.

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