speaker stands advice

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  1. wake24

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    I've just purchased a set of Q Acoustics 2000I series 5.1 speakers.
    This is for a cellar and therefore I'm not sure I can install wall brackets due to damp proof lining.
    I've been looking into speaker stands however I'm thinking of using an old oak beam I have to create two tall stands and one mini stand for the front speakers.
    Acoustically are there any reasons why this wouldn't be a good idea? They would be heavy & solid. Would I be best to put rubber bases (halved tennis balls), metal spiked feet, or leave flat on carpet?

    For info: my cellar has an arched roof and is approx 4m by 4m in size.

    Has anyone else had experience with cellars and installing fixtures on the wall.
     
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    the oak beam should be fine since you can buy wooden speaker stands. I would use spikes to allow the stand to rest on the solid floor beneath to give a good solid base. Although you can buy reasonable metal stands for under £100 a pair so this could be an option too.
    How is the cellar tanked? Is it a waterproof membrane outside the bricks or something inside?
    Brick walls and ceilings are not going to be the best for accoustics as there is a lot of reflective surfaces. So you may want to consider some room treatments or soft hangings on the wall to reduce reflections.
     

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