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post #21 of 25 Old 12-21-2017, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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Just so you know, the Millennial Generation has discovered the sonic joy that larger speakers deliver. They're not running 15" Cerwin Vegas off of 500W amps yet. Think self-powered 6"~8" mid/woofer with a separate tweeter above it. They want speaker stands to get the tweeter closer to ear level.
Yes, I know. :)


In my living room, I have a pair of B&W 605 S2s.


In my home studio, I have these:


https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SCM45A


They do not come in woodgrain, unfort.


I have recently purchased a pair of B&W 602 S2 bookshelf speakers, as a different and second frame of reference to the ATCs. Currently, the way they sit on my stands, the tweeter is just slightly below ear level; I need to raise them 9" so the tweeter is a little above ear level, as this is the way they sound flattest in my room, from my listening position.


So, allpurpose, the answer is nothing really.... I could indeed go with laminated blocks or even a hollowed out contraption. But I figured if I can get a solid block for not a huge sum more than the materials to make the latter, that would be preferable as it would save me the work, and trying to find someone to cut some wood for me. I had not thought of laminated blocks until your mention, however. Where do I find those? Is that something HDepot would have? Or do I still need a decent lumber yard.


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Yes, I know. :)
This is a DIY forum, that's why you're getting the type of answers given. The given answers assume you're a woodworker and are looking to make something in your woodworking shop. BITD speaker stands were common, then the Walkman showed up in the early 1980's and the move towards personal stereo (headphones and tiny speakers) took over and killed the home stereo market.

I was surprised when my son spent $300 on a set of speakers. I had no idea the younger crowd was into good speakers, I found out about them when he started asking me about stands.

How much wood you pay for a pair of wooden speaker stands? $50? $100, $200?
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Does it have to be one solid block? I would just glue several pieces together to get that size. You can get 4x4x12 from walllumber.com and glue 3 together.

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My thoughts exactly. ^^ One solid piece that size is either likely to be cracked OR to crack at some future point.
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This is a DIY forum, that's why you're getting the type of answers given. The given answers assume you're a woodworker and are looking to make something in your woodworking shop. BITD speaker stands were common, then the Walkman showed up in the early 1980's and the move towards personal stereo (headphones and tiny speakers) took over and killed the home stereo market.

I was surprised when my son spent $300 on a set of speakers. I had no idea the younger crowd was into good speakers, I found out about them when he started asking me about stands.

How much wood you pay for a pair of wooden speaker stands? $50? $100, $200?
I would not pay, I would make them. Out of multiple pieces of wood.

First I would determine if I really needed a stand. Many (all?) high quality speakers have usage instructions. Some are designed to sit on a floor, others are designed to sit above the floor.

My Acustic Research speakers ( years ago AR speakers were top of the line, costing $200 or $300 in 1960 dollars) sit on a shelf 6' up on the wall.

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So I'll answer your first post with mine. :-)

I've made a number of legs using the technique described previously: i.e. 3/4 x 10" ripped to four 2" strips, beveled on each end at 45 deg., biscuit joined/glued together. If you do it right the graining will be consistent enough to look like one slab.

Live Edge means the untrimmed edge of a slab or board, do a google on 'live edge table', you'll see plenty of examples. The legs in the pics were put together with that technique, and the top is a live edge board salvaged from an old house. Black walnut used as skip sheeting on a roof.
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