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High-mass stands for Tannoys?

Discussion in 'classic' started by eastone, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. eastone

    eastone pfm Member

    Don't hesitate Jules. They sound bloody great now - just immensely open and really swinging!

    I have taken some pics but to upload them I'd have to unplug the DAC :)
     
  2. julesd68

    julesd68 pfm Member

    Ha - OK I have sent the seller a message to get the ball rolling ...
     
  3. eastone

    eastone pfm Member

  4. eastone

    eastone pfm Member

    The top plate is sized to fit exactly inside the three 'rails' that constitute the speakers' base.

    Here shown without spikes which I thought sounded a lot better on this very solid floor.
     
  5. ToTo Man

    ToTo Man the band not the dog

    I'm curious as to how a stand can directly affect upper frequencies given that such frequencies become increasingly directional? Isn't it more likely that in absolute terms, the upper frequencies remain unchanged, and that only the mid and lower frequencies are being changed by the stands?
     
  6. julesd68

    julesd68 pfm Member

    Yes I do like the look of these, thanks for the pic ...
    Look more solid than my metal frame stands on castors for sure.

    Would you by any chance have kept a note of dimensions?
    I'd like to compare mine if poss ...

    I presume you have the driver firing roughly at ear height ...
     
  7. eastone

    eastone pfm Member

    Yes the centre of the driver is at ear height without using the spikes. My sofa is fairly low at 40ish cm so you may want to adjust these dimensions for your own listening position:

    H365mm excluding spikes
    Top plate W325xD215mm
    Base plate W400xD265mm
     
  8. julesd68

    julesd68 pfm Member

    Interesting - your cabs are different size to mine!
     
  9. eastone

    eastone pfm Member

    oh really - what do yours measure??
     
  10. winchman

    winchman pfm Member

    Having made lots of different metal stands in the past I find all this very interesting, it quite amazing how filling, design and material can make such a difference, I tried loads of heavy stands with my speakers but found Linn Sara stands worked best.
    Years ago I built set of speaker cabs to use whilst mine were being repaired, I used very thick MDF with loads of bracing all screwed and glued lined with High Density stick on foam and was shocked at how good they sounded.
    I feel the key is to take your time and experiment
     
  11. Ragaman

    Ragaman pfm Member

    Could I suggest one last filler, it may be the best of both worlds for you, it's how I have found it over the years, low mass, but enough to tighten up low frequencies without compromising midrange expression.

    That is...wood pellet cat littler from Tesco, it's 100% natural wood, one bag would fill both.
    I use this in my metal stands in my other room, seems sensible to use it in the oak stands.
    two thirds in each stand should be enough.

    https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-...VQjPTCh37bQcbEAQYASABEgIR4_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
     
  12. julesd68

    julesd68 pfm Member

    width is 37cm and depth is 23cm ...

    Can't believe I'm going to be buying cat litter ... :D
     
  13. eastone

    eastone pfm Member

    Aah cheers for the link Ragaman. I've been in half the shops in SE London looking for wooden cat litter - my local Tescos just had the chalk/mineral amalgam stuff which sounded crap and was dusty as hell.

    I'll have to get some delivered. Will report back!
     
  14. eastone

    eastone pfm Member

    These are the outside cabinet measurements? How tall are they?
     
  15. eastone

    eastone pfm Member

    Quite right. That was poorly phrased. I simply meant the system sounding properly balanced so that the lower frequencies weren't dominating.
     
  16. julesd68

    julesd68 pfm Member

    Height is 84cm.

    Those are the measurements that the top plate will need, ie the recessed bit under the main part of the cab, if that makes sense?
     
  17. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    I think someones pulling your plonker, you need to use talcum powder.
     
  18. DonQuixote99

    DonQuixote99 pfm Member

    Has anyone tried diatomaceous earth?
     
  19. eastone

    eastone pfm Member

    Yes but I came out in a dreadful rash.

    I think I shall try brown rice next. Much more organic tone, I've heard...
     
  20. Ragaman

    Ragaman pfm Member

    How did you get on with the wood pellets.
     

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