I need to commit an audio crime and find some budget little standmounters to go on a bookshelf. It's a shame, because I have a decent pair of atacama nexus stands, but my lad is starting to crawl and toddle and is finding the stands fascinating to pull himself up on. He's had them over already, and obviously they could injure him so they've got to go, short term.
He's also pulling the grills off the speakers and has poked in a tweeter dome already!
So I'm thinking time to get a decent pair of budget standmounters to replace the now slightly compromised pair I've got, and get them out of the reach of little hands until things settle down.
Bookshelf seems like the obvious place, although in hi-fi terms there are some obvious compromises: firstly that they'll be on a shelf not on a stand, secondly that they'll be enclosed by the walls on either side and the rear wall; and thirdly that they'll have to be elevated above sitting level.
I don't mind these compromises in the short term, knowing I can go back to better kit and a better setup later. If I can get 80 - 85% of the same sonic result and have it all elevated out of the way, then that's fine by me.
I don't want to spend much cash, as it's not a long term thing, so something £200 or less would be good, and something with a small cabinet may also help. I know the QA 2020i's have quite a large cabinet by modern budget standards for example.
Could always just get a B&W A5/A7 for now and then pop it in another room later on I guess. Certainly compact.