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    Speaker Stands 101...

    Well hello again guys. Since this is my first 'serious' attempt at a decent home theatre I'm looking for advice on speaker stands but not about commercial stuff.

    Simply put it is going to cost way too much to purchase some here and ship home and these can not be purchased back home.

    However, I could get a carpenter to make me the stands and I could get it done out of real wood (ebony, teak, etc etc) or MDF (lol)...

    As for the speakers in question they are DM602s and DM601s - none of them have been supplied with 'feet' - now is it important to have any between the speakers and stand?

    And should the center column of whatever stands I get made be filled with sound-proofing material?

    Thanks a lot guys,

    Mike

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    My advice would be to stop buying things

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    Haha, hey there Toby, yea I need to do that...some time soon :/

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    you could use the 1/2 squashball technique to isolate the speakers from the stands.
    make the stand sturdy and non resonating.

    drainpipe full of concrete would do it for the centre column
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    Something like these then?

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Flatfeet-Ultra...ayphotohosting

    Well I was thinking of a basic stand as in say a 20cm^2 (bottom), say a 10-15cm^2 center (box) column, and a 20cm^2 top plate, and stuff the column with soundproofing stuff (I can get this easily...)

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    Use blu-tac or equivalent to isolate the speakers
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    Yep - blue tac for the win.

    Alcatama Nexus stands for the win also. Great value for money and served my DM601's well till i moved to floor standers.

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