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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Bobby, Dec 19, 2000.

  1. Bobby

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    No get outta the play pit, I mean the stuff you fill speaker stands with [​IMG]

    I'd assume the best is sand thats obviously not damp to prevent corrosion of your stands but where can you buy it?, is it a special kind? do you have to dry it out yourself in the oven? [​IMG] I've looked at the special metal stuff some companies sell but it's just too darn expensive for what it is, someone point me in the right direction please.
     
  2. ReTrO

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    The recommended material to fill the stands with, from B&W so i've heard, is the clay cat litter stuff. Dunno why, but seems sensible...

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    Use normal sand but bake it slowly on a low heat in the oven for about an hour
     
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    As bizarre as Duncan's reply sounds, that is exactly what I did. I bought some play-pit sand & was worried aboutit being slightly damp and stuck it in the oven. Missus was not chuffed when she found out. [​IMG]
     
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    Cheers guys, don't have a cooker yet as I've just moved into a new house, maybe I can put it in the microwave [​IMG]
     
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    Hi guys,

    I bought a pair of Target FS60 stands and another pair of Target MX100 stands. I also wanted to fill them. I asked the Portuguese importer of Target if they sold the Target "Heavy Metal" sand. As they didn't, they told me to buy "sand with no salt" (I am sure there's a correct english word for this but I can't remember it...).

    So, I bought the "sand with no salt" at the local pet shop and put it in the oven...

    I have B&W speakers.


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    Try kids sand from somewhere like Toys R Us,
    It shouldn't require any messing as it's dry sand for little sprog sand pits !!
     
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    Just go to somewhere like Wickes or Homebase etc, you can buy kiln dried sand for about £2 a bag. Just put it straight into your stands. You'll only need 2 bags at most.

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  9. Bobby

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    It's a shame you can't buy clear speaker stands made of toughened perspex, you could make something like the THX logo in different colours [​IMG]
     
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    The no salt thing is so it does not corode the stand but you should find that baking it will prevent this anyway.

    Also if you have a large space inside your stand you can always put the sand into a plastic bag or something similar first.

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    Well the speaker stands arrived this morning and after unpacking them it seems they are provided with quite strong plastic bags which go inside the holes at the bottom, are filled, tied up, then the base screwed on so not much of a problem anyways [​IMG]
     

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