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RE: Speaker stand questions

Finally got my Atacama Nexus 6 (without the "i" I think as there are no holes for cables to go through). Cost me £20 on ebay+£9.30 for a courier which I arranged.

The difference in sound doesn't appear to be huge, but it does seem to have helped a little bit with my bass pocket problem in another thread and they certainly look a lot better than piles of books! I haven't tried filling them yet, but will get some cat litter in the week and see how that affects things.

The base plate is quite small in relation to the speakers, butI was suprised at how firlmly attached the speakers feel using just regular blu tac (couldn't find black tac locally.)

First question:

At the moment, I've got the front of the top plate about a cm behind the front of the speaker, so there's a fair bit of speaker jutting out at the back. I think I've seen pictures of positioning them like this and they look better, but just wanted to check if there is a prefered method?

Second question:

They haven't got the spikes, but I know generic ones can be purchased quite cheaply on ebay. Not sure if I need them though? I have wood laminate flooring built on something solid feeling (2nd floor flat).

The tweeters are already at ear height, so spikes or anything else place underneath will bring them up, not sure how accurate this aspect needs to be.

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RE: Speaker stand questions

paddyb wrote:

Finally got my Atacama Nexus 6 (without the "i" I think as there are no holes for cables to go through). Cost me £20 on ebay+£9.30 for a courier which I arranged.

The difference in sound doesn't appear to be huge, but it does seem to have helped a little bit with my bass pocket problem in another thread and they certainly look a lot better than piles of books! I haven't tried filling them yet, but will get some cat litter in the week and see how that affects things.

The base plate is quite small in relation to the speakers, butI was suprised at how firlmly attached the speakers feel using just regular blu tac (couldn't find black tac locally.)

First question:

At the moment, I've got the front of the top plate about a cm behind the front of the speaker, so there's a fair bit of speaker jutting out at the back. I think I've seen pictures of positioning them like this and they look better, but just wanted to check if there is a prefered method?

Second question:

They haven't got the spikes, but I know generic ones can be purchased quite cheaply on ebay. Not sure if I need them though? I have wood laminate flooring built on something solid feeling (2nd floor flat).

The tweeters are already at ear height, so spikes or anything else place underneath will bring them up, not sure how accurate this aspect needs to be.

Here's a picture of how I have them on stands at the moment. Looks a bit silly from this angkle actually! Should I position them more centrally or more forward?

EDIT

Can't get the pic to embed, but you can see it here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/118692653@N05/13082807645/

 

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