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Speaker Stands

What speaker stands does everybody use for their rears or fronts (if you don't have floor standing speakers). I have the PSB Alpha B's for my front, and are going to get some for the rear also so will need 4 total stands, 2 that are probably 4' high and 2 that are around 3' i'm guessing. What do you use, and links to where you bought them.
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Sorry I don't have any input on this, but I have the same setup, and need precisely the same information! :)

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I'm using the Paradigm Cinema series speakers and I have the two fronts on a pair of Wood Technology Hardwood series stands, 26", ebony finish.

The rears are in the bookshelf behind me.

I just got a digital camera, so at some point I'll probably post my HT pics.
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Omni-mounts are nice if you don't mind making holes in your wall-
I did that before. Now, for the bedroom system, I use the bell'o speaker stands-they're way overpriced at around $150, but they look pretty cool, and they're sturdy. I wouldn't put them in high traffic areas since the design of the base can lead to painful stubbed toes.
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I'm looking for something a little cheaper.. maybe a couple pieces of wood screwed together? :)

Wall mounts aren't an option, this is a dorm room, so I can't make any holes or things like that.

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Goatbert, go through the DVDTalk link to Ht Market and check out their selection of speaker stands. Sign up for their newsletter and they'll send you coupons every so often.
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The fronts are on 28" Sanus stands.

The rears are on DIY 63" stands. Made them with a largish (about 15" X17"X2") base. The upright is a thick (1/4") walled 4" diameter aluminum tube. The top platform is a 6"X6"X3/8" aluminum plate, with spikes set up through the corners to rest the surround speakers on. The aluminum uprights are filled with sand.

Filled, they weigh roughly 75lbs each. I'll admit that it's sort of overkill, but I was worried about stability at that height.

They don't rock around much.

Edited this in : BTW - While the aluminum is fairly expensive, it wouldn't be that hard to figure out how to use some painted PVC instead. No doubt at all that would work at least as well. In fact, that what I was going to do until a friend offered up the aluminum tube. You could probably build stands with MDF & PVC for about $20 - $40, depending on how you want them to look, and how good a scrounger you are.

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Originally posted by Janitor
The fronts are on 28" Sanus stands.

The rears are on DIY 63" stands. Made them with a largish (about 15" X17"X2") base. The upright is a thick (1/4") walled 4" diameter aluminum tube. The top platform is a 6"X6"X3/8" aluminum plate, with spikes set up through the corners to rest the surround speakers on. The aluminum uprights are filled with sand.

Filled, they weigh roughly 75lbs each. I'll admit that it's sort of overkill, but I was worried about stability at that height.

They don't rock around much.
Did you buy these or make them?
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Originally posted by wiz


Did you buy these or make them?
DIY = Do It Yourself.

Made them.

Of course, it's nice when a friend donates material, and you've got a neighbor with a heliarch welder he'll let you use.

I saw you posted *after* I did, but before I edited in a suggestion for using PVC rather than the aluminum.

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try www.studiotech.com
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I use these for my fronts:

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd..._ID=4929&DID=7

And these for the rears:

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd..._ID=4934&DID=7
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Originally posted by jumbojp
I use these for my fronts:

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd..._ID=4929&DID=7

And these for the rears:

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd..._ID=4934&DID=7
Those look nice....thx for the links.
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Originally posted by wiz


Those look nice....thx for the links.
Yes. They do look nice. Esp like the front stands - nice and robust with lots of spikes.
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I have a couple monstrous Cerwin Vega fronts. I bought two matching plaster pedestals at Wal*Mart for I believe $14.97 each. They look neat (Like Grecian columns), are quite sturdy and are the perfect height. $30 well spent.

Be sure to measure the base of your speakers first, though - they have several different sizes.
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http://mediaserver4.ikea.framfab.se/.../us/084_us.jpg

I have the rear speaker stands (concrete base) which were about $30 but there are also fronts. Not the best stands but it actually looks pretty industrial and fairly stable with my mini speakers. The Ikea site says it takes internet orders but I've never tried and shipping concrete may not be cheap. FYI, I had a hell of a time getting the speaker wires down the small metal tube stands and they were the real cheapy kinda wire.
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Home Theater in Dorm room?

Geez, I wish I had a HT system back when I was in college. As little play as I got, that would have made it even more dismal...
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Currently I use 29" tall bar stools for the rear speaker stands.

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