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Anyone using non-Axiom stands for QS8's?
#418936 05/05/16 10:23 PM
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Wondering if anyone is doing this and can let me know what you used. I was looking at Pangea Speaker Stands these steel stands and wondering if they would work and how much problem there would be securely attaching QS8's (which I don't have yet, but will soon) to the stands? Any other options other than the Axiom stands? They seem a bit pricey for what they are.


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ajcook #418939 05/05/16 10:49 PM
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The QS-series has a bottom-firing woofer that won't work on a "regular" stand....unless you cut a hole on the stan's platform.


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MarkSJohnson #418940 05/05/16 11:21 PM
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Originally Posted By MarkSJohnson
The QS-series has a bottom-firing woofer that won't work on a "regular" stand....unless you cut a hole on the stan's platform.


Good point, I forgot about that. So are there any other stands that work with the QS8's or QS6's that wouldn't need a modification like that?

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ajcook #418941 05/06/16 12:23 AM
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The best engineered QSx stands I have ever laid my eyes on are shown at the link below.

https://www.axiomaudio.com/boards/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showthreaded&Number=84722

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ajcook #418949 05/06/16 02:51 PM
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Mojo, Nice!!

I'm welding custom ceiling hangers for 4 qs8's (surround/rear) and 2 m2's (front height). qs8's are at 45 degrees, m2's at 30. Powdercoat is next (won't do that myself).


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ajcook #419103 05/14/16 09:45 PM
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Still using my media towers for stands.
When things improve I'll get 2 more.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B001KW0BEC/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1463262257&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=Prepac+BMA-0160&dpPl=1&dpID=41L-9fk%2BQwL&ref=plSrch


Simply purchase a (round) hole saw and drill out the hole.
Locate the shelves from the bottom up (I used bluray case size spacing), don't use the top shelf for storage. This leaves the gap needed for the bottom drivers sound.
There will be extra pins and an extra shelf. I used 2 pins at the rear,one per side, and sloped a shelf with the slope towards the listener.


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ajcook #419209 05/28/16 03:05 AM
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If you want something really simple but effective, take a vertical board like a 1x6, fasten it to a decently sized base (say a piece of 2x10), then use the bracket that comes with the speaker to fasten it to the vertical 1x6.

As long as the base is under the speaker it should be pretty stable. Eventually you will probably replace them with the Axiom stands because they look so damn cool, but I had my QS8s on soup cans for quite a few years before that.


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ajcook #419353 06/08/16 01:16 AM
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some of us used to use cans of food and I used shelf brackets reversed back in the old days.


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ajcook #419871 07/27/16 10:57 PM
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Will new fms qs stands (has middle bracket) work with older qs8 v2? I ask because binding posts are in middle and wondered if that's an issue since new qs8s have binding posts at far side now. I can see it would touch or go over it?


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ajcook #419913 07/30/16 01:01 PM
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Looks like I may have to build or modify a stand for my QS8s. Debbie has informed me that the new fms qs stands will not work with older v2 qs8s due to middle bracket covering the binding posts. I asked if they can modify the stand and she said they do not build stands at axiom, they have someone else build/design them and they put it together.

Might try the media tower for stands. I'm more comfy cutting a hole out of something than putting multiple pieces of wood together. smile


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