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Goodaye all

 

Need to raise my Concerto speakers from 400mm to 500mm off the floor.

Currentley they are sitting on a pair of cheap side table's.

No spikes, there will be  a new vinyl floor soon.

 

l could go two ways, steel, stone or combination.

Solid stone would weigh 128kgs each.

Filled steel tube on a steel plate or slab of stone.

Reinforcing the floor is no problem.

 

Going to build a new entertainment unit in the future steel frame stone shelfs and sides, maybe.

So will need to match.

 

l can do whatever l need for the stone and steel at work.😉

 

Need some idea's and thoughts.

 

regards Bruce

 

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why? Nothing wrong with tubing. If you know welding it's easy to do. What I did was to fill with sand to give a little more solidity. I toyed with using those steel fence post. Can get them in black now. Being angled and not hollow they should do the job. File/grind the feet to a point and you wont need spikes. Relatively cheap as well

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At least 500kg per stand 😋

 

It really doesn't matter, as long as they provide stability for the speakers. Think more about cost and practicality. Sand filled steel tube would be perfect but very heavy. Stone offers no advantage . 

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Well it does if its free.

 

regards Bruce

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why? Nothing wrong with tubing. If you know welding it's easy to do. What I did was to fill with sand to give a little more solidity. I toyed with using those steel fence post. Can get them in black now. Being angled and not hollow they should do the job. File/grind the feet to a point and you wont need spikes. Relatively cheap as well. Oh yeah, what I meant was star picket

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I agree - empty metal tubing can be greatly improved. 

Fill it with sand, leadshot, or both (leadshot with sand filling the gaps) and it will not have any problematic resonance. 

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