Can any one help me to find out good place in chennai where i can locate suitable speaker stands. I also need help in audio wiring at chennai
Getting speaker stands is a little difficult. But please contact some of the retailers in Chennai. I am sure one would help you.
What help do you need with 'audio wiring'? Maybe I can help.
Thanks for your response, i have denon 1603 with jamo speakers used abroad yet to be connected here in chennai, the clusters of wire behind the amp makes me feel that i should call a pro and set the entire things up.
Keith - did you replace both top and bottom ones?
What did you do to hold the speakers in place - are they dancing around when playing loud?
Go to standanddeliver.com and take print outs of the stands that appeal to u. Go to a fabricator in chennai and get one made in SS or MS or a combination. Its very easy and u will have a stable/functional stand for under 5K.
I just replaced the bottom base with a granite slab. The top one remains wood - and since there is so much rigidity and no vibes are transmitted upwards, there is no speaker jive but to hold the speakers in place I have attached rubber feet. I'm a great believer of isolation hence the rubber. I did one more thing - instead of spikes for the stands, I had a 2" skirting along the base and I put in 5 rubber balls [4 at each edge and one in the middle]. The rubber balls are the ultra soft ones - you know the ones that are used as stress relievers. These days these balls are available with a big smiley across them and are yellow in color. The balls are squished due to the weight but they do the job perfectly. They make for great isolators - I kid you not!
Dinyaar, I disagree - the primary dual purposes of a stand are isolation and rigidity. Just copying from a picture would not serve both purposes UNLESS built with these purposes in mind. And I doubt a fabricator would achieve these when building a stand. At best the fabricator would build a "stand" and we all know a "stand" is not just for the speakers to "stand" on. Wouldn't you agree?
Rigidity is achieved by using thick gauge SS as the hollow cylinder and MS for the base plate and top. Isolation is achieved by using spikes at the base to minimise contact, rubber studs are affixed on the top plate for further isolation if not provided with the speaker. The hollow tube can be filled with sand/lead for added weight/damping.
This does make a very decent base for a speaker to perform to potential.
Have assembled stands from B&W,Dyna,Imperial,Atacama etc for myself and friends and have seen the stands closely and though better aesthetically(4/5X the price) they do not sound better. Have read 'reviews' of stands where the reviewer has used words that are more apt for speakers and i dont buy that.
Each to his own in most things audio but i stick to my above post that a superb,stable,rigid,inert base can be made for 5/7 K that more than achieves the purpose.In my opinion if u remove the skirting u referred to and just put metal spikes u achieve more isolation by reducing the contact area.
what a bout a speaker sized block of granite? just thinking aloud....
Thinking aloud is good for the soul - except that people around you when you think aloud begin to give you strange looks
But, seriously, a hunk of any solid substance like granite would be GOOD. The heavier the better. If only I could get a solid block of rubber - now that would be something.