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9 hours ago, Willmax said:

Oops wrong photo above, but that is where it all started ;-)

 

I have since done a bit of DIY on the cheap and came up with these stands for the time being until I get something proper done for them in the future:

 

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Finished stand above, excuse the horrible phone picture.

 

Is the corner mirror there so you can admire the speakers from more than one angle or some kind of reflective bass triangulator.

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On 24/12/2017 at 11:31 PM, Al.M said:

Is the corner mirror there so you can admire the speakers from more than one angle or some kind of reflective bass triangulator.

I had the mirror there momentarily for no obvious reason. Just a coincidence really :-)

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^They look stunning.! 

Did you make them yourself? Is that a wood veneer finish applied or some exotic solid timber?

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Just need to stain and varnish them. About 38cm height for my DIY ported 67L Ns1000 cabinets.

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5 hours ago, Willmax said:

^They look stunning.! 

Did you make them yourself? Is that a wood veneer finish applied or some exotic solid timber?

I had them made by a friend who is a hobbyist woodworker. 

They’re solid Tasmanian Oak. No veneer here. 

Definitely a great design for these speakers. Helped in the bass department and also helped control soundstage and centre imaging. 

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6 hours ago, Al.M said:

Just need to stain and varnish them. About 38cm height for my DIY ported 67L Ns1000 cabinets.

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The round edges are cool. What colour/stain are you planning to use  to finish them?

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@Al.M regarding the ported cabinets design. How did you determine the appropriate cabinet size/volume and port design to achieve the desired frequency response?

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I will stain it to match the side cheeks.

 

My previous post on the vented design NS1000 and another guy in UK who documented and did the same. Big difference.

 

 

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Those already look great as they are, you must be a perfectionist :-)
Please keep us posted on any developments.
And my hunt for the NS-1000M continues.
Finishing job started on my favourite yamaha speaker stands.
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Update: Continued the speaker stand project even though I sold my NS1000M speakers a few months back.  Little more work pending..happy with the outcome so far :)stand.thumb.jpg.580cb91f566dbee9ba56d75e80e685c2.jpg

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17 hours ago, HiFi-Man said:

Update: Continued the speaker stand project even though I sold my NS1000M speakers a few months back.  Little more work pending..happy with the outcome so far :)stand.thumb.jpg.580cb91f566dbee9ba56d75e80e685c2.jpg

These are coming along nicely HiFi-Man, a true labour of love.

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I have cut my stand down to 30 cm. Better high and bass from my seat. Pics below

 

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On 22/03/2018 at 7:29 PM, Dave the Rave said:

I have cut my stand down to 30 cm. Better high and bass from my seat. Pics below

 

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They’re decent looking stands Dave. 

Have you thought about putting a rug or some carpet on the floor in front of them? You will be rewarded!

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Curious.

 

All the USA forums have their NS1000s titled back 5-8deg for 'reflection' and 'timing' as per the yamaha speaker stands. No one here seems to be inclined (<<see what i did there) to tilt theirs back?

 

The original Yamaha design has a 'bass deflection' plate and the higher end original yamaha ones had a 4 position adjustable. They look very simple to make, but curious about the design and whether this is still considered optimal, or if not, why?

 

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1 hour ago, JPete9 said:

Curious.

 

All the USA forums have their NS1000s titled back 5-8deg for 'reflection' and 'timing' as per the yamaha speaker stands. No one here seems to be inclined (<<see what i did there) to tilt theirs back?

 

The original Yamaha design has a 'bass deflection' plate and the higher end original yamaha ones had a 4 position adjustable. They look very simple to make, but curious about the design and whether this is still considered optimal, or if not, why?

 

I slouch so it's all balanced mate :thumb:

But the SPS-500 isn't slanted. They are the matched stands. How do you mean? 

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The metal stands you see for the 690 and 1000 series are all slightly slanted. The USA guys all seem to make thier slanted and talk about it in the forums eg stands-jpg.277682

 

and these steel ones a

 

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I'll just make mine square for the NS1000, but i might experiment with an 'insert' of some type to see how it goes. Not sure what i'll make for the 690s yet.

 

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9 minutes ago, JPete9 said:

The metal stands you see for the 690 and 1000 series are all slightly slanted. The USA guys all seem to make thier slanted and talk about it in the forums eg stands-jpg.277682

 

and these steel ones a

 

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I was under the impression that those stands were from other speaker manufacturers, like JBL, AR, etc but people liked to use with Yamaha speakers as well. I might be wrong though, happy to be enlightened.

 

Most Yamaha stands I've seen on the interweb are parallel top to bottom, I think.

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On 12/30/2017 at 9:35 AM, Be Quiet...Listen said:

As Kellossus posted on page 1, I too prefer the Kenrick sound/original Yamaha style stand. 

Here are mine,

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@Be Quiet...Listen what material did you use?

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30 minutes ago, JPete9 said:

The metal stands you see for the 690 and 1000 series are all slightly slanted. The USA guys all seem to make thier slanted and talk about it in the forums eg stands-jpg.277682

 

and these steel ones a

 

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I'll just make mine square for the NS1000, but i might experiment with an 'insert' of some type to see how it goes. Not sure what i'll make for the 690s yet.

 

These weren't sold as a pair with the NS-1000. As @Willmax suggests they are from other speakers but possibly used with them. I think my aftermarket ones also tilt back a little but the Yamaha made ones are all level. In saying that you may be onto something. Have you tried both Pete? If so what were your thoughts? 

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I've got a feeling @Grizzly could possibly know the answer to the question above.

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2 minutes ago, Willmax said:

I've got a feeling @Grizzly could possibly know the answer to the question above.

Indeed he could.

He could also make an outstanding pair of custom made stands should you so desire. This is what I would do if I had a pair of these speakers.

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I have never seen an original speaker stand model for NS1000/NS1000M from Yamaha which places the speaker in slanting position. I believe all slanting position speaker stands were from other manufacturers / custom made ones / may be designed for other models.

The original speaker stand models from Yamaha matching for NS1000/NS1000M was Yamaha SPS500 & Yamaha SPS1000.

Yamaha SPS500 - Modern Kenrick design but a lean one.

Yamaha SPS1000 - Metal speaker stand.

 

The most expensive speaker stand from Yamaha during those days were Yamaha SPS-2000, but designed for big brother NS2000 speakers. And now they have got SPS-5000 for NS5000 speaker.

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I've got a feeling [mention=106714]Grizzly[/mention] could possibly know the answer to the question above.
Theres a slim chance that canting them back a few degrees (I like the inclined pun earlier) may give a rudimentary level of time alignment, though whether the effects are audible would make for a robust debate! It would also mean you could have a lower level stand but still have the tweeters firing directly at your ears, but that's purely aesthetic really.

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38 minutes ago, Grizzly said:
1 hour ago, Willmax said:
I've got a feeling [mention=106714]Grizzly[/mention] could possibly know the answer to the question above.

Theres a slim chance that canting them back a few degrees (I like the inclined pun earlier) may give a rudimentary level of time alignment, though whether the effects are audible would make for a robust debate! It would also mean you could have a lower level stand but still have the tweeters firing directly at your ears, but that's purely aesthetic really.

stands to reason that if no one else is doing it here and its marginal, i can do it, claim something superior on the forums and then i will win the internet?

 

I've looked online for stands for years for the 690s and they mostly seem to be inclined in the USA and they chat about it a lot on audiokarma. Could be just the result of easy to come by stands from JBLs or something. I think it looks nice for the 690. I'll be copying the SPS 500.

 

No i havent tried both, but i might give it a shot with the 690s this weekend - i'm home alone on Saturday night and was planning to try various heights so i can finalise the design for my new stands. If my mic arrives i'll try and measure the before and after.

 

Any reason to vary the design of the SPS 500? i dont think i'll bother making it adjustable and just stick with the 45deg for the centre piece?

 

 

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