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Standmount Speakers

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Stone Free, Jul 29, 2003.

  1. Stone Free

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    Are bookshelf speakers the same as standmount speakers ?
     
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    Nope. Bookshelf speakers are a little smaller (sometimes called mini monitors)

    Standmounts are usually around B&W 601 size, bookshelf Kef Coda 7 size.
     
  4. Nobber22

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    IMO there are 4 types of speakers relevant to this Forum:

    Satellites, Bookshelf/Standmount, Floorstanders, Subs. A couple of centimeters in height doesn't change the basic form of a box.
     
  5. seany

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    I don know, but put bookshelfs on stands to
     
  6. MuFu

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    Bookshelf is B&W 600s3, PMC DB1, ProAc TR8 sort of size, IMO.

    I think a lot of people who feel constrained into buying sub/sat combos for space-saving reasons could get away with bookshelfs, at least for the front pair.

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    Just because I do so love controversy.

    Technically, there is no such thing as bookshelf speakers.

    Do you release how bad small stand mount speakers sound on bookshelfs!!!!
     
  8. MuFu

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    They sound great on my foot-thick, granite bookshelf. :D

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    I think the real difference is that some speaker designs are intended to be used close to a rear wall (hence bookshelves are OK) and some need open space (hence standmount). I recommend you consult the dealer or manufacturer when auditioning. Personally I reckon all speakers sound best in open space.
     

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