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Filling Material for Speaker Stands

Discussion in 'AV Stands, Cabinets, Seating & Furniture' started by cR4cKF0x 5TevE, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. cR4cKF0x 5TevE

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    As per title, can anyone recommend a good (dampening) filler for speaker stands.

    I'm sure I have read somewhere that a cheap and cheerful option is cat litter!!! (or was someone properly taking the p*ss??).

    Any advice appreciated.
     
  2. theo cupier

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    Sand? Probably the 'child's playpit' variety rather than builders' sand because it's cleaner. It's about £3 for 5Kgs or so. That's what I'm planning to put in my Atacama Nexus 6s - the kids don't know this yet, though!
     
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    You want kiln dried sand, as normal sand still holds a bit of moisture.

    Moisture + speaker stands = rust :thumbsdow

    Moisture + speaker = rotten wood :eek:

    I used the kiln dried sand in my old speakers, which were floorstanders with an internal area for mass loading - it worked a treat.
     
  4. Mylo

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    and still does now :D ;)

    another option is cat litter, clean of course :)
     
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    Aren't you supposed to bag it (sand) to stop any contact between sand and stand? Besides, the stoppers on the bottom of mine (Partingtons) wouldnae stop it dribbling out.
    Regds,
    HT
     
  6. eviljohn2

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    Apparently normal sand dried in the oven works as well as proper kiln dried sand.

    I'd definitely recommend putting the sand in some form of bags, normal freezer bags or something should do the trick. :)
     
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    Didnt your stands come with bags for this exact thing, i know when i used to have my soundstyle stands they came long bags that could be filled with sand.
     
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    Try the Early Learning Centre as they supply dry clean sand for kiddies indoor sandpits, it was recommended by a hi-fi mag I read at the time.

    Its what I used in my Atacama SE24's , although I did have the sand inside the supplied plastic sleeves that came with the stands.

    :smashin:


     
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    It's extreme but I use a mixture of sand and erm..... Lead Shot.
    Does make for some very heavy stands.
     

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