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Using a sub for speaker stands?

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by nathan_silly, May 1, 2003.

  1. nathan_silly

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    What effect would using a subwoofer on either side as speaker stands do?

    Would it sound terrible?

    I would like a large subwoofer (maybe two) but haven't got room for speakers then sub, however might be able to squeeze in two subs if I could place my standmounts on top of the sub(s)

    Cheers
     

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  2. wookie

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    This can work really well.
    Look at older KEF spekers like the 107 and the Maidstone.
    Big sub used as stand and closed box speaker on top.
     
  3. nathan_silly

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    Cheers. Spotted Spligsleys HGS-18 & the Merdian sale ad.. why does decent stuff always turn up when you're skint? :(

    I've got the choice of- two CS-Ultra's behind my existing Left & Right speakers, or replacing the Q75's (AV use) with RDM two's - to match the Kef 200 and then getting two subs..
     
  4. dunkyboy

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    Somehow I doubt the older KEF speaker stand/sub boxes would really put out the same sort of output as an HGS-18, so I don't know if you can really compare them..... A number of companies did this back then - even the LS3/5a had a sub box/stand thing (AB-1 maybe? I could just be making it up..) But these were not designed for pumping out 12Hz at stoopid volumes - more like filling in the 35-70Hz range maybe, as the mini-monitors used on top usually had a pretty steep bass roll-off pretty high up.

    I would be wary of using an HGS (or any other "serious" sub) as a speaker stand... but maybe it's worth a try. If nothing else you could always sell the second one to me. :)

    Cheers,

    Dunc
     
  5. shodan

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    Just use plenty of blu-tak!!!!
     
  6. Mr Pleasant

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    For my hi fi I've got my right side Mordaunt Short speaker sitting on top of a REL Q50 after realising this would put it at almost exactly the same height as my left speaker (on a stand). Haven't noticed ANY difference in sound and it's saved me some floor space. Worth a shot!
     
  7. captain chunk

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    my subs are designed to have the speakers sat on them i find that it helps the sound feel more complete :confused: i know you cant hear the difference but you can definatly feel the difference, and they look very imposing:smoke:

    heres a photo...[​IMG]
     
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    I have seen quite a few very good american HT installs setup this way, as long as there are no bad phase issues it is fine to do so.
     
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    as long as you are using 6 identical subs! :p how else do you get all 6 speakers up to the same level!

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  10. nathan_silly

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    Cheers for the help guys. I've decided to buy a SVS cylinder sub, as this takes up less space (so I can still fit two subs) A HGS-18/CHT-15 is just too big, at least the cylinder's go up, not out-which is no problem.

    If I didn't have decent floorstanding AV speakers I would probably consider dual box subs as standmounts for Kef RDM two's.
     

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