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Favorite 28" speaker stand?

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Posted on December 19, 2021 at 15:29:17
mbnx01
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For a pair of Monitor Audio Silver 50's.

Speaker bottom is 6.25" wide by 9.25" deep.

Hard to find things that don't have a 6x6 top plate.




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RE: Favorite 28" speaker stand?, posted on December 19, 2021 at 15:54:38
Sondek
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The SP-27.

If you contact them at time of order, they'll send a top plate appropriate for your speakers.

They are fillable with your favorite choice of added mass.

I have them under my PSB P5's. No complaints

 

8.5" x 6" top plate, sturdy steel, fillable, reasonably priced ?.., posted on December 19, 2021 at 16:07:39
peppy m.
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Right here...

 

RE: Favorite 28" speaker stand?, posted on December 20, 2021 at 03:56:28
PAR
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According to Monitor Audio the size of the Silver 50 is ( copied from the specifications):

282 x 165 x 272 mm (11 1/8" x 6 1/2" x 10 3/8")

Which is a slightly bigger footprint that your measurements.

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RE: Favorite 28" speaker stand?, posted on December 20, 2021 at 05:09:24
The Dill
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Try VTI, they make six series of stands.

 

I have loved my Target Audio 24" stands...., posted on December 20, 2021 at 05:34:16
TWB
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since I purchased them over 20 years ago... They have been transformative in terms of sound for EVERY speaker that I have placed on them ever since and I have probably 4-5 pairs that I rotate in and out depending on the type of music that I am listening to....I don't have any idea what they sell for now, but they were a GREAT investment years ago. They ARE heavy though and especially since I have them loaded with sand.... Mine are the HR series 24" stands...

 

I have a pair of Target HR70, posted on December 20, 2021 at 08:40:32
Dave_K
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They are 28" tall with a 6x8" top plate, made of welded steel and black powder-coated. They have two large square steel columns that can hold a lot of fill. I used them with Focus Audio 688s, which were approximately 7" wide by 10" deep, and the top plate was just the right size.

My only complaint is that the bottom base can flex a little when you really load it down with column fill and speakers. It looks beefy in pictures, but when you turn it over it's just a relatively thin stamping. Still, that's better than most of what you can find in the 28" height range.

Because there's a shortage of choices in this size range, the HR70 is relatively common. So they are not hard to find used. I'm not sure they're worth the ~$500 they sell for new these days.

 

An alternate, posted on December 20, 2021 at 11:31:57
Bill Way
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I had a machine shop make up stands for my Sequerras, later replaced by Spicas. They had a 3" heavy gauge steel tube, with 1/4" steel plate on top tapped for spikes with a two-inch hole in the center to fill the tube with sand/lead, and another bottom plate also tapped for spikes. This was a while ago, but I think they charged me under $100. I sprayed them with Krylon to blend in with the room somewhat.

They were heavy to begin with, and when the tubes were filled with sand and lead, were rock-solid.

Machine shops do a lot of the same jobs over and over, and I've found they welcome something different. Design your own, and find a machine shop in the neighborhood where the automotive body shops are. You can have the best, and get it at a fraction of the usual cost.

WW
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This a real question?, posted on December 20, 2021 at 14:19:45
bare
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One can easily: bolt, weld, or glue on an additional top plate to your exact requirements.

 

RE: This a real question?, posted on December 20, 2021 at 14:22:58
a nice slab of marble would be splendid!

 

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