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Posted on June 6, 2020 at 21:32:50
Taki888
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Hi,

Does anyone use furniture movers for their Maggies?

My current setup, they cannot be permanently positioned. I need to easily move them out of
the way once I'm done listening. I was thinking of the maggie stand bolted to a wood
platform with the furniture mover on the bottom. Would 1" plywood work or needs to be a hardwood?

I have not figured out how to stick the furniture movers to the wood since it's just some
kind foam. Along this thought, how high can you raise maggies off the ground before it drastically affects the sound? Like less than 6" wouldn't hurt?

 

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RE: furniture movers?, posted on June 7, 2020 at 00:20:32
emailtim
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What stands ? What Maggies Models ?

I have seen people screw casters into the threaded spike holders of MyeStands before.

I just put the plastic furniture movers under the stands and move them.


 

Yup, furniture sliders, posted on June 7, 2020 at 07:01:13
MaggiesAndCats
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I'm using them while I play with positioning but they can certainly be used if you regularly move them out of the way when you're done listening.

Regards,

Steve

 

RE: furniture movers?, posted on June 7, 2020 at 09:38:13
Taki888
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Stock stands with 1.7i

 

RE: furniture movers?, posted on June 7, 2020 at 10:43:57
TitaniumTroy
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I use some furniture dolly's from Harbor Freight, you know the made in China store. But what the heck they work, and I was having problems finding some, even online.

 

RE: furniture movers?, posted on June 7, 2020 at 10:58:03
TitaniumTroy
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Oops, I must have brain farted back then, now I see a lot of them online.

 

RE: furniture movers?, posted on June 7, 2020 at 13:38:49
FX35
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I cut self adhesive non-scratch felt to size for under the OEM feet, I just slide them in position for listening sessions and slide them back against the wall when I'm done, of course, this won't work on rugs or carpet.

 

RE: furniture movers?, posted on June 13, 2020 at 08:35:39
Green Lantern
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If you have a bad back sure, absolutely.

Otherwise I'd personally just lift them (1.7 or smaller). And I guess it depends on the carpet but to me it seems like it would slide right off those disc, not to mention they'd look kind of weird resting on them (to me anyway).


 

RE: furniture movers?, posted on June 13, 2020 at 08:45:58
Taki888
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You are right. They are ugly looking and I don't think they were meant to stay under a load flr long time.

I will go with casters. Does having both stands bolted to a wood panel improve the sound?
That wood dolly from habor freight looks decent. I was thinking to just bolt the maggie stands to that wood dolly. I have not check the dimensions.

I wonder how many users here have diy magnepan stands and if it was worth it.

 

RE: furniture movers?, posted on June 13, 2020 at 14:59:06
Green Lantern
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Just out of curiosity: are the 1.7's too heavy for you to manage without mechanical support or is it a situation where you 'have' to move them in-between each listening session?


 

RE: furniture movers?, posted on June 15, 2020 at 18:50:54
Taki888
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I have to move them after listening. Very limited space and not much leverage to lift. Just want it to be effortless to move them.

 

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