Affordable stands for small desktop monitor speakers?

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Affordable stands for small desktop monitor speakers?

Postby Lunkhead » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:20 pm

So I just set up my Fostex PM0.4d speakers and am very happy to have a more compact setup than I had with my Event 20/20ps. However, I'd like to get some kind of stands so that I can at least angle my new monitors up a bit to point at my head. Looking at the usual sites I only so far see some very expensive seeming options (relative to the $200 I paid for the new speakers), such as:

$90: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ISOL8R130
$150: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MS80USS

Broadening my search to sites other than Musician's Fried/Sweetwater/etc. I see these on Amazon for a much more reasonable look price of $34:

http://www.amazon.com/Audioengine-Deskt ... B005STCILC

Does anybody here have any experience with these kinds of products and if so any recommendations?
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Re: Affordable stands for small desktop monitor speakers?

Postby fluffy » Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:30 am

Ikea actually makes some pretty good adjustable speaker stands, sometimes, although it doesn't look like there are any listed in their catalog at the moment. I don't have my Fostexes on a stand of any sort (I have them sitting on some acoustic foam on a ledge in my office that just happens to put them at my ear level) but if I needed to adjust the height I'd probably just get some PVC tubing and some small squares/circles of MDF, drill out the MDF such that the PVC fits snugly, and fill the PVC with sand or buckwheat or something (and cap the PVC of course).
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Re: Affordable stands for small desktop monitor speakers?

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