I'll be getting some B&W 601s3 speakers pretty soon and I wondered if you guys knew where I could get some stands for a good price. I wanted to keep it around $50 because any more than that and It makes me feel like I should be spending the money on better speakers. Of course then I'd still need speaker stands. Anyway where are the good bargains in stands
I just bought the 602S3's and found some nice stands at Magnolia that were about $75 a piece and were VERY sturdy, steel and black. I didn't want to buy something online as I wanted to see and feel the quality to make sure that they were nice.
My 1.5 year old can do a number to anything not tied down. I can get you the brand name when I get home if you like?
Brandon, don't skimp on the stands. A cheap stand can allow the entire speaker to move as much as 30x the tweeters movement and rob you of low frequency reproduction. If your buying good speakers, buy good stands. Preferably something sand fillable. Sand is more dense than lead shot and won't allow the stands to "ring" as much, if the stands are metal. Easy enough to hear the dif....just buy two sets of stands....one cheapo set and one really good set. Return the ones you don't like. Make sure you get the proper height on the stands. Varies some from maunfacturer but in general, you want the tweeters about ear level. Check your owners guide to be certian. Parts express offers some decent product at a reasonable price. Ultimate support out of Denver is several steps up, yet not tooooooo expensive. Good luck.
For my money Paul is right. I have decent sand fillable stands but at one time years ago I had very good stands and they make a big difference. I have not yet filled my stands but when I do the difference will be significant. A friend of mine told me that you can fill the stands with kitty litter and they will sound good. Who knows. My premier stands were only $100 per pair.
Edster You can pick up sand at home depot or most other hardware type stores. Just ask for "playground sand" it's super cheap. Thanks for all the selections guys. Looks like I'll be busy sorting through these places!