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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2004 1:14 am 
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Hi everybody,

I've recently purchased a pair of HR624's which im pretty happy with. But, I have them placed rather iffy on my desk right now, and I'd like to put them on stands. However, stands seem to be pretty pricey and since im unemployed and have spend all my savings on the speakers, i dont have that option right now.
Would it be feasible to make them myself? (Seems like a low-tech part of the setup so maybe i could do it).
what would be a good design? What materials should i use?

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Anton


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Speaker stands aren't as low tech as you might think, positioning(in all three axis) and mass and decoupling are all important.

Here's a basic idea, I wasn't sure what materials you have available so this might need to be modified to adapt... Steve


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Awesome,

thanks a lot. My dad just finished parts of some construction stuff on his house, lots of wood left over from that. So might be able to get the main parts from that...

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Anton


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Sounds like a plan - if you want them to look cool, just sand them down and paint - 2-3 coats of primer first, sand between coats, then a coat of something like satin finish black - or, if the wood grain looks nice enough, sand them and do a couple of coats of satin varathane or spar varnish - whatever looks good to you... Steve


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Steve,

I believe there would be a distinct advantage in modifying the design of this speaker stand in such a way that the decoupling layer (in this case a mouse pad) gets moved closer to the bottom of the stand, for a very important reason: whatever you can do to keep the speaker from moving is good, so tying it down to the mass of the stand is quite desirable (as long as the wood you're constructing this from doesn't resonate. Concrete blocks filled with sand could do the trick, or even a column made from four 2x6 boards, again, filled with sand.) If your wooden stand as shown here doesn't resonate, then I would add another 2x12 to this assembly in place of the existing base. Then comes the decoupling layer. And finally, your existing base with spiked feet.

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Well to my personal dismay i still havent done these yet, :oops:
But i hope to do so in the near future (before i goto school again at least)

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