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Matching speaker stands for expensive standmounts

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All the expensive standmounts seem to have their own extremely expensive matching stands, for example the SF Cremona Auditors, Focal 1007s etc, which seem to cost at least £600+. Are these really necessarily, or are they just an aesthetic gimmick. If you were to buy a decent pair of fully welded filled stands with a big top plate (I’m thinking of something like the Partingtons with 4 supports (Heavies:? )), would they be just as effective? Certainly you wouldn’t have to worry about purchasing separate stands again if you changed speaker model.

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are you bored today??? you seem to be starting a post a minute!:)

IM recentE aftermarket stands are bigger, heavier and better VFM by a country mile. Part's are brilliant example os why spending 250 is better than spending 600 IMO:)

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I never realised just how important stands are for speakers untill i put a pair of Target R1`s under the AVI`s i had at the time, they made a hell of a difference, again 4 pillars (lead filled) with hefty top and bottom plates, i think they are discontiued but sonus make a copy now, but at around £350 they were expensive, they also worked wonders on some tannoy 12L`s, when i ended up with speakers that were too big for them i put them on Ebay and got £90, i was sick as a parrot.

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there are plenty of manufactures that will make stands to your exact dimensions for under £250 ! Custom design, Something Solid and Partington(?) to name 3

So I don't see the need to buy rip-off "matching" (and often inferior) stands

I think the matching stands thing is a con at the prices most of them charge.

New Wilson Duette standmount is £9k .. the stands will set you back an additional £1.8k !!! :shock:

£1800!!! You could have a brand new superfly system for that sum!!

duette_silber_rot.jpg

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Sheva wrote:

All the expensive standmounts seem to have their own extremely expensive matching stands, for example the SF Cremona Auditors, Focal 1007s etc, which seem to cost at least £600+. Are these really necessarily, or are they just an aesthetic gimmick. If you were to buy a decent pair of fully welded filled stands with a big top plate (I’m thinking of something like the Partingtons with 4 supports (Heavies:? )), would they be just as effective? Certainly you wouldn’t have to worry about purchasing separate stands again if you changed speaker model.

Some companies make decent stands B&W and Focal are worth the money but some of the others are to me a waste of dosh

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The stands for the Sonus Faber CA are perhaps as custom as you can get. But I just use really high quality non speaker spesific stands (£400). I can tilt them back to the appropriate angle to get the correct time alignment for the Auditors, and I can also use them for any other speakers I choose. I'm sure the dedicated Auditor stands might add a little, but from experience, not much. And second hand value on stands in particular means that if you're a 'standmount person' you may as well invest in a seriously good quality 'universal' stand that you can keep through speaker upgrades.

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nixon_fiend wrote:

Thing is a con at the prices most of them charge.

New Wilson Duette standmount is £9k .. the stands will set you back an additional £1.8k !!! :shock:

£1800!!! You could have a brand new superfly system for that sum!!

duette_silber_rot.jpg

You're forgetting that they're made of the most costly synthetic in the world: X material! or is it W material. One of them. It's like buying solid gold...

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Glens of Antrim wrote:

Alex_A wrote:

duette_silber_rot.jpg

You're forgetting that they're made of the most costly synthetic in the world: X material! or is it W material. One of them. It's like buying solid gold...

Those speakers are beautiful :love::love::love:

I want :22:

Unfortunately they sound like about a quarter of what they sell for imho.

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Obviously my standmounts came with their own custom stands, i believe Wilson Benesch sell a major percentage of them this way. The Arcs are available without the supports, as i believe some customers use them in multi-channel applications, they also provide a wall mount for this purpose.

I believe the the stands retail in the region of 400 pounds?

Personally it was a no-brainer for me to buy them with the dedicated stands, the cabinets are secured via 3 allen bolts giving an immensely rigid structure.

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darrenmayne wrote:

I think the matching ones are probably more for looks and to make money.

Although there are certain instances, like with the Dynaudio Stand 4 where the speaker stand mounts to the speaker

Stand 4 (orprevious 2) works a treat with Contour S1.4 and probably Confidence 1. Think a pair wouldcostabout £200.

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Papa Lazarou wrote:

Obviously my standmounts came with their own custom stands, i believe Wilson Benesch sell a major percentage of them this way. The Arcs are available without the supports, as i believe some customers use them in multi-channel applications, they also provide a wall mount for this purpose.

I believe the the stands retail in the region of 400 pounds?

Personally it was a no-brainer for me to buy them with the dedicated stands, the cabinets are secured via 3 allen bolts giving an immensely rigid structure.

Similar situation with Revels, but if they stay at the new Testy towers, I will be doing a bit of mass loading both for accoustic and saftey (little one seems to be attacted to the Hifi like a magnet;)) reasons.

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