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Centre Stand

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Dangerous, Aug 25, 2001.

  1. Dangerous

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    Just in the process of re-arranging my home cinema set up to accomodate a projector and suddenly realised i need to support the centre speaker below the screen. I could fix a shelf to the wall but I'd rather use a stand. Can't find a manufacturer that makes centre stands. It needs to be free standing and able to support a Kef 100. Anyone know of such an item? <br />Thanks<br />Dave
     
  2. Jim Robson

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    I'm not sure if anyone actually manufactures a stand specifically for a centre speaker as there's not much difference except that they seem to lie on their sides, so to speak. I had to buy a pair and just use one of them. <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> Some manufacturers/dealers will actually sell a single stand but there's sometimes a small premium to pay. According to the instructions my B&W LCR6 S2 has to be at least 50cm from the wall so a shelf is not an option. The main obstacle (and I do envy you lucky projector people who just have a thin screen!) is that I have a 60cm deep and 160cm high TV to contend with. The centre either has to go in front or on top of the thing!

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  3. Gary Lightfoot

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    I made my own from MDF and two cut-down false floor support legs, but you can do the same using the pole and fixings for wardrobes, or maybe just some broom handles and MDF. You could try using the conduit and fixings too, but you need to be able to thread the ends after cutting to size.

    I cut a piece of mdf exactly the same size as my center speaker, and drew a center line down its' middle (long ways). Then I screwed the two circular tops about an inch and a half from the edges. You can drill two or three small holes in the mdf and screw and glew the broom handle to the MDF.

    Make some feet at the bottom to your own design (or another piece of MDF the same size as the top bit) and screw/glue again. Mine had the square 'feet' already attached.

    Paint it the colour of your choice when finished (mine was black).

    I have seen a real neat design that I was going to make out of inch square wood and stuff, but the height of my speaker meant that this wouldn't have worked (about 9 ins from the floor)

    Hope that gives you some ideas.

    Gary.
     
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    "Broom handles and MDF?" <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> You must really be Peter Purvis, Valerie Singleton or John Noakes in disguise?? <img src="tongue.gif" border="0"> How's Shep doing? <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">

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    PS Sorry for being so cheeky but I couldn't resist! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
     
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    Bugger - my cover is blown!!

    John N.

    (get down Shep!)
     

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