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Who makes these stands?

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Posted on March 6, 2017 at 04:38:36
mitch2
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I am going to purchase stands for a pair of large monitor speakers.
I like the looks, weight, and function of the stands pictured above that were previously posted on US Audio Mart. However, when I select "return to ad" I get a message that reads;

"USAM Warning
Classified Ad has been banned by the system."

Therefore, I do not know how to get in touch with the manufacturer.
I am currently checking with local welding/steel shops to determine whether any are interested in making these but if any of you know who posted this original ad, I would appreciate hearing from you.
Thanks

 

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RE: Who makes these stands?, posted on March 6, 2017 at 07:12:58
The Dill
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They look like Target R6 High Mass speaker stands to me. Made in England.

 

RE: Who makes these stands?, posted on March 6, 2017 at 10:43:48
mitch2
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I agree with you that they do look similar to the HR or even MR series stands by Target but I think they may be something else for two reasons;

First, the steel pictured looks more substantial to me than the stands in the Target ads. Target says even their best Maximum Rigidity (MR) stands will "deflect" under anything above a 70 lb. load. The speakers I am trying to support are 105 lbs. The steel top plate in the pictures I linked does not appear like it would deflect under 70+ lbs.

The second reason is that if you look at the variety of stands pictured at the bottom of the linked page, they look a little different than Target's offerings, some have openings in the top plate and, even though they look new, none have the Target badge on the base plate.

I suspect the stands in the pictures may have been constructed by a small-medium sized shop somewhere so I was hoping somebody would recognize the work. Hopefully the seller was not "banned" from USAM because of poor customer service. I have not tried contacting USAM directly yet, but I suspect they will not give me the name of a "banned" vendor.

 

RE: Who makes these stands?, posted on March 6, 2017 at 14:50:24
Jonesy
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If you download one of the images, it says DIY as part of the file name. So not likely a brand name. They look good. Curious as to the removed message.

Jonesy

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RE: Who makes these stands?, posted on March 6, 2017 at 15:22:36
cdb
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I'd vote Shop Made.

There's no badge or nameplate. The screws used as feet look out of place and.
Having said that, the visible fillet welds look OK, as does the finish.

One thing I'm reasonably certain of and that's those stands will be heavier than hell.

I'd estimate the 4 columns as either 3x3 or 4x4 square structural tubing. Using 4x4 column size, it looks like the base and top plate are 12" sq. by guessing 3/8 thk. That's 15.3 lbs. each, 30.6 lbs per stand.

Let's say the legs are 18 in. long and 4x4x1/4" @ 12.21 lbs./ft. That would be 73.26 lbs. for all 4.

73.26 + 30.6lbs. = 103.86 lbs ea.

Using 10x10x1/4 plates and 3x3x3/16 columns, they would still be 55 lbs ea.

 

RE: Who makes these stands?, posted on March 6, 2017 at 16:28:06
mitch2
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Thanks, I missed that. Not surprising except that they show several sizes/models.

 

RE: Who makes these stands?, posted on March 6, 2017 at 16:32:54
mitch2
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Yeah, fill them with sand and shot and you will need a fork lift to move them.
Working with Sound Anchors to investigate purchasing a pair of their Signature Stands for my use. The speakers weigh 105 lbs. The stands will probably weigh well over 100 lbs. They told me FedEx now goes up to 160 lbs.

 

RE: Who makes these stands?, posted on March 6, 2017 at 19:10:06
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I never regretted buying Sound Anchors custom-tuned for B&W Matrix 805s. More than just a tweak; a fundamental change in presentation. A rock-solid focused soundstage, without tonal coloration, with a cleaner if not more coherent treble, and a firmer bottom-end for the Kevlar driver.

BTW, I've evaluated dozens of pads for the purpose, and the best interface between the bottom of the enclosure and the three top pillars of the stand, is a tripod set of 40mm x 10mm Carbon Fiber Discs with 40mm Herbie's Audio Lab Thin grungebuster Dots (black version, with optional adhesive backing) adhered to both the top and the bottom of the discs. The recipe can be found in the AA archives.

I'm considering use of a 50mm x 20mm disc, but it will raise the 24" Sound Anchors speaker stands even higher than the 10mm thick disc, which may or may not be a good thing to expand the soundstage/imaging, while providing an even greater resonance dissipation and vibration wave blocking function. Ear level alignment is less important than how the loudspeakers actually project the soundstage into the room, since I don't always listen to the loudspeaker system on-axis.

 

Sound Anchors, posted on March 7, 2017 at 03:39:31
Salectric
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Another satisfied Sound Anchors customer here. I have two sets of SA speaker stands--a 3-leg stand for my Spendor SP-100s and a 4-leg stand (actually more like a platform since they're only 5" high) for my homemade high-efficiency speakers. In each case the stands were transformative as Duster says, and in fact I would agree with Duster's description word for word. SA stands are not cheap but they are well worth the investment if you want to get the best out of your speakers.

 

RE: Who makes these stands?, posted on March 7, 2017 at 05:52:11
The Dill
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These look similar to the photo you provided.

 

RE: Who makes these stands?, posted on March 7, 2017 at 11:03:03
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Yet another totally dedicated fan of Sound Anchors 3 Post Signature Stands under my Totem The One's, and personally I couldn't live without them......

 

RE: Who makes these stands?, posted on March 7, 2017 at 11:07:19
mitch2
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Yes, they do.
Top plate maybe not as heavy and taller than I need but pretty close.
I really need a small shop to custom craft stands with the dimensions necessary for the specific speakers.
The local shops pretty much crapped out and so I have decided on Sound Anchor to make a pair of their Signature stands for me.

 

RE: Who makes these stands?, posted on March 7, 2017 at 16:14:39
The Dill
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Sounds like a good plan mitch. I've had many stands and have used different fillers, sand, cat litter, shot and found a great solution that doesn't make a mess or leak. Go to your local Home Depot or Lowe's and get a bag or 2 of small pebbles. I think they come in 35lbs. or so. Make sure that they are completely dry before using. They are easy to pour and reuse. Shake the stands several times during the fill to seat and pack the pebbles.

 

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