Built some stands with spikes. Amazing how different the sound is! Cost: $50 and an afternoon!

Discussion in 'The Klipsch Korner' started by KTG, Dec 16, 2018.

  1. KTG

    KTG New Member

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    My buddy gave me a hand setting this up!

    Only cost about 50 bucks for materials including paint and brushes.

    Really pleased with how they turned out!

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  2. silversport

    silversport Super Member

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    they look great...care to share the instructions how to???...:bigok:

    Bill
     
  3. Jirachi

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    Looks like a standard 2x4 for the middle pieces and not sure what the top and bottom base material is
     
  4. peerson

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    What do spikes do for sound improvement? What differences do you notice? This completely eludes me.
     
  5. Harvestor

    Harvestor Super Member

    Yeah I help us with some more details..

    And I see your new member. .
    And I'm wondering where you're from in the world are you in the United States if so what state do you reside in?

    I'm from Michigan

    According to your profile you were born September 19th 1990
    That was an important day in my life
     
  6. JAK

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    Hey I could be totally wrong here because I have never had any social media. But that looks like Bowers and Wilkins gear. All I’m saying it’s a Klipsch forum and they might prefer that even more enjoy it even more in a Bowers and welcomes Wilkins forum. :) Not trolling (I don’t think so at least.
     

     

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  7. JAK

    JAK AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I do love the stands as I liked the post the day it posted btw
     
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    This video might be helpful:

     
  9. KTG

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    2x4 for the posts.

    Plywood triple layers and handplaned for the base...nothing crazy.

    Lag bolts held it together for while the glue set and for looks.
     
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  10. KTG

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    It's Klipsch KG4s. I have the original NAD Power envelope that was bought for these speakers as well.
     
  11. JAK

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    Lol. I was wrong. :)
     

     

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  12. KTG

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    How they work is beyond me... I'm guessing less contact with the floor means less vibration is absorbed?

    For me the bass is much less oppressive (read: room shaking) and has more attack. The whole Soundstage is more transparent and feels wider.
     
  13. KTG

    KTG New Member

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    No worries :)
     
  14. KTG

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    Currently in Texas but not for long.
     
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    Welcome to AK!
     
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    Very nice, looks really good
     

     

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  17. kfalls

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    I've wondered that myself. I speculate the spike provides a better "anchor" for the speaker system, canceling losses and image smear due to speaker vibration. There's an argument that spikes only couple the vibrations to the floor and isolation serves the purpose better, but I think isolation will still allow the cabinet to vibrate. Example: a speaker with rubber feet on a granite base on the same carpet compared to using spikes. Unless there's a lot of mass the speaker can still vibrate.
     
  18. peerson

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    Now, I am certainly no expert with golden ears, but when my stereo is playing at ear-splitting levels, I cannot feel any vibrations through the wood of the cabinets. Nor do I hear anything that I would attribute to same. Personally, and this is just ME, it seems like (dang, I am probably going to offend someone when I say this) snake oil.
     
  19. peerson

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    Of course, my speaker stands are old plastic milk crates that are only there to keep them off of the concrete floor. The basement is not the ideal listening room, for sure.
     
  20. peerson

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    I wonder if the milk crates do the same thing as the spikes? Hmm...:dunno:
     

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