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questions we have received,
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Chris in Virginia
Should I have my stands built to the exact dimensions of my speakers?
We have noticed that when the stand is built with a 1/2" of overhang, so that the speaker shows more than the stand (pic 1) .
Or, as in pic 2, you can have them built the same size as your speaker...
We will be happy to *build them either way.
Anthony in Illinois
What would be the best height to have my stands built?
While there is no set formula, most audio enthusiasts agree that the tweeter should be about ear level, when using an ordinary level stand. However, with the adjustable feet (included) and the built in tilt of our standard design, you can easily adjust the speaker from about 8 1/2 degrees of tilt all the way up to level. This allows you to keep your speakers lower and still hit your 'sweet spot'.
Mark in Georgia
Chris in Virginia
What advantage is there to sand packing the stands?
Not only does the weight add stability it also dampens vibrations keeping your stands from "ringing", so you only hear the clarity of your speakers.
How do I pay ? And when?
After we have ironed out the details on your order,(design, dimensions, and mailing) we will build your stands, take them to be powder coated, and when we get them from the powder coater, we will send you a Pay-Pal invoice. As soon as you pay, we ship.
On rare occasions, we have had customers who did not have a Pay-Pal account. In this case, we ask them to send a personal check
(as we are not set up for credit or debit) When your check clears , we ship.
Can I have my stands powder coated a different color?
I'm sorry, but the answer to this is 'no'. We have asked, but the company we send them to for powder coating cannot buy a small amount of color for one set of stands. They have to order in bulk and it's very expensive. therefore it's not cost effective. I feel I have to add, that the black is beautiful, and the powder coaters do a very professional job!
How can I improve the sound of my speakers?
The best way to change the sound of your speakers is to change where you put them. Ideally, the speakers should be located at ear level, in front of you, squared off between you. It's then a matter of fiddling with a) the angles, b) the distance apart, c) the distance from you, and d) the distance from the wall.
Just moving the speakers around in the room or putting them onto heavy gauge steel stands can make a major difference.
What should I look for when evaluating speaker stands?
The most important thing is rigidity and stability. A great speaker stand should be rock-solid and heavy. Any sense of movement will be exploited by sound coming from the speakers. The idea is to isolate all of this and come up with a blank space - a void - upon which the speakers will rest.
How important is the look of a speaker stand?
Never to be underestimated is the look a speaker stand will bring to the home. As the hi-fi system will be central to any room where guests are being entertained, speaker stands should be at least somewhat attractive.
.Should I use spikes under my speakers?
Spikes prevent speakers from rocking. They also couple the speaker directly to the floor. Most audible effects from spikes are due to coupling the speaker to the floor, so it will be less likely to resonate on its stand.
What is the geometry used to obtain the built-in tilt on your stands?
We use 1/8" rise for every inch measured using top-shelf depth, ex: An 8" depth = ( 8x1/8) or 8/8 or 1" rise, etc.
How important is sand-filling your stands?
Mainly for mass-loading which lowers the center of gravity to provide more rigidity. Sand is heavy and adds additional weight making the stands more stable.
Room placement, stand height, and semantics??
We've received numerous questions regarding stand height and room placement. I just want you to know that I consider myself an amateur and I am constantly learning new things about this. There are numerous forum discussions on each of these subjects and some good practical advice. Most experts agree that experimentation is important to deciding what is best for your situation. There are several good tools that may be of help and one basic one I use is found at this link: : Use it to:
- check, how precise your actual hearing is
- analyze frequency range and levels of your speakers
- check the correct phasing of any stereo-speakers