My speaker stands - pics

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My speaker stands - pics

Postby rsandberg » Sat May 13, 2006 7:21 pm

Hello all,

I wanted to share my speaker stands with you. They are cheap, super sturdy, and look pretty cool. Of course, as you can see from the pics, I have some painting and filling (with sand) remaining. Having three points of contact means NO wobble. The extra bits cut at 45 degrees are to move the contact points out for more stability.

The main indregient here is 3.25 inch (OD) PVC and lots of glue. There are 3 felt tabs at the top and bottom contact points (for no other reason than to make sure only three points touch). The cement block and PVC is from Home Depot. There is a layer of cardboard between the monitor and block that will get replaced with something (dampener).

Please let me know of any question.

Hope this helps someone!

Rick
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Postby Zaphod » Sat May 13, 2006 7:29 pm

Neat!  :mrgreen:
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Postby David French » Sat May 13, 2006 7:53 pm

It's Deco meets Drain-O!  Fabulous!
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Postby Bob » Sat May 13, 2006 10:45 pm

When you get them full of sand, try a slow sweep to see if you can find their resonance point.
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Postby rsandberg » Sun May 14, 2006 12:07 am

Thanks for responses so far.

Bob? Any predictions? The VP at my company says you should never ask a question in which you don't already know the answer (some management philosophy). :wink:

I am open to any enhancement ideas (or anything I've done plain wrong).

Rick
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Postby Eric Desart » Sun May 14, 2006 12:53 am

If those empty part don't cause disturbing 1/4 wave effects its a design you could sell.
use those short part for plants ...

We're witness it's yours.
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Postby rsandberg » Sun May 14, 2006 1:52 am

Very funny Eric.

Maybe I'll fill the short parts with Green Glue and grow a Chia pet in there. I heard Chia's love GG (starting nasty internet rumor...)

Glad you are back.

Rick
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Postby David French » Sun May 14, 2006 2:42 am

Why not some very shiek grass or bamboo in the stands themselves?
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Postby Eric Desart » Sun May 14, 2006 10:55 pm

rsandberg wrote:Very funny Eric.

Maybe I'll fill the short parts with Green Glue and grow a Chia pet in there. I heard Chia's love GG (starting nasty internet rumor...)

Glad you are back.

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Rick,

I wasn't being funny.
I find this a nice design.
If you allow something on top to fill this stand with sand or whatever. That can be a pro design also suitable for steel, bronze, chrome or whatever constructions. Nice plates in stone on top and bottom .....

Practical problem:
Thos 6 open tubes are 1/4 resonators.
The top ones you could solve by putting in pressed foam or something (invisible anyhow).

The bottom ones are more of a problem.  You must do something with them.
Now it are AND dust collectors AND 1/4 wave resonators.
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Postby rsandberg » Mon May 15, 2006 2:51 am

Eric,

Thanks for your input. I'm glad you like the overall design.

I think it is time I learned how to fabricate with fiberglass. I really can't see another way to close everything up and have a really nice finish. I always find these car restoration shows on TV where they build custom boxes and such for audio equipment. A friend of mine at work has some experience here.

I'll continue this thread when I have made some progress.

Again, thanks.

Rick
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Postby Zaphod » Tue May 16, 2006 3:47 pm

Yeah,
Pimp my Speaker stands  :mrgreen:
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