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Can anyone recommend a good, strong pair of speaker stands?

Longchops

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Was using the ones pictured (Gorilla GSM-100 monitor stands) But to be honest they were not very good, the weld snapped on one of them earlier (!)

Bought another one as they are so cheap (£15 inc shipping) to get me through the festive period without having lop sided speakers but I could really use a decent pair moving forward.

I'm using very very heavy speakers (9.7 kg each) And I think this is why the gorilla's broke, they obviously aren't designed for such weight. And the triangular base is not very clever either tbh

Don't want to spend a fortune if possible. Surely there are some decent, cheap stands available somewhere?

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Jez l

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Look for some partington stands on ebay second hand

I've had 3 sets of them, the dreadnoughts, ultimas and now the heavies.

The dreadnoughts are lowest in the range and I've seen them on ebay for around 100 quid, they can be mass loaded too, i reckon they'll weigh about 15 to 20kg once mass loaded. Is this within budget?

Funnily enough I weighed my heavies the other day and they come in at 30kg a piece.

One thing to note, as I progressed through the lartingotn range I noticed a perceived decrease in bass response as the stands got heavier. Unsure if its because bass tightens up on the heavier stands or if indeed there is less bass due to the heavies stands. For reference I use pmc 21 speakers.
 
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Hi if 100 is a bit too much I'd suggest atacama then.. something like this



Re your point on links to partington, id suggest a Google search for some reviews. They are the real deal but aren't cheap as you've stated above!
 
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Longchops

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Hi if 100 is a bit too much I'd suggest atacama then.. something like this



Re your point on links to partington, id suggest a Google search for some reviews. They are the real deal but aren't cheap as you've stated above!

I did try google before asking. Was surprised it didn't throw up a company website hence me asking you, wondered if I had the correct spelling....there was a couple american website singing their praises though

Those atacama ones look a bit more realistic, you think they'd be strong enough? Look quite narrow at the base and top although its v difficult to make out scale in those pics
 

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Ah sorry. To be honest I've never seen a partington website actually. This is a good link though


Regarding the atacama stands, they do look solid, id suggest looking for the specs to check they are ok for your speakers! They should be good enough though.
 
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audio affair bought up the brand partington a few years back, dont think they are made by the same people any more. The old versions are of a different design, and certainly keeping out for.

If you want some serious mass on a budget some atacama se24's will do the job, Fill with a thick bag and wet sand tied off they will easily hold 50kg a piece i certainly struggled to move them around once filled, can be had for a for around 20-40 quid
 

Gray

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I've got the Atacama SE24 stands (also with PMC twenty21 on top).
Don't worry, they're strong enough.
Got mine chocabloc full of sand, heavy bastards they are.
£50 seems like a good price, but he's not exactly giving them away, they were only £74 new (if I remember rightly).
 

nopiano

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Any stands should cope with 9.7kg. It’s certainly not ‘very very heavy’! My CD player weighs more than that!
If you are able to collect then bargains are often available locally, versus the price for an item that can be posted.
 
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Any stands should cope with 9.7kg. It’s certainly not ‘very very heavy’! My CD player weighs more than that!
If you are able to collect then bargains are often available locally, versus the price for an item that can be posted.
Yes. I've just been looking at my SE24.
Due to their construction, there's nothing to break. I have to wonder if there's any weight they couldn't take. Seriously, I'd bet big money on each one (easily) taking the weight of a car.
 
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Longchops

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audio affair bought up the brand partington a few years back, dont think they are made by the same people any more. The old versions are of a different design, and certainly keeping out for.

If you want some serious mass on a budget some atacama se24's will do the job, Fill with a thick bag and wet sand tied off they will easily hold 50kg a piece i certainly struggled to move them around once filled, can be had for a for around 20-40 quid
Ah ok thats good to know.....Wet sand though? Wouldn't that rust a bit? Sand is usually quite salty right? I've heard of the sand trick before though, I assumed it was dry......
 

Longchops

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Any stands should cope with 9.7kg. It’s certainly not ‘very very heavy’! My CD player weighs more than that!
If you are able to collect then bargains are often available locally, versus the price for an item that can be posted.

Thats a heavy CD player then! I've seen 2-3U rack units weigh less than that. Can't really collect atm as have no car. Postage is an arse on heavy stuff but what can you do....
 

Longchops

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Yes. I've just been looking at my SE24.
Due to their construction, there's nothing to break. I have to wonder if there's any weight they couldn't take. Seriously, I'd bet big money on each one (easily) taking the weight of a car.

this sounds very promising tbh
 

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Thats a heavy CD player then! I've seen 2-3U rack units weigh less than that. Can't really collect atm as have no car. Postage is an arse on heavy stuff but what can you do....
I shouldn’t have assumed everyone has the use of a car, sorry. Maybe Santa can lend you his sleigh?
 

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Ah ok thats good to know.....Wet sand though? Wouldn't that rust a bit? Sand is usually quite salty right? I've heard of the sand trick before though, I assumed it was dry......
Back in the day they came with thick bags And I don't mean they can support a lot of weight though they can I mean they can be filled with a lot of weight
2 bags of wet sand each easily.

With the bag, they won't rust but needs to be a thick good quality bag either that and if you can find it lead shot or you can use there atabites but really expensive to buy, basically iron filings.
 
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Gray

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this sounds very promising tbh
....I meant a Dinky toy when I said the weight of a car :).

No really, they'll take more weight than anyone will ever give them.
They'll never win any prizes for looks....very industrial in every sense.
(Saw some painted white on another forum though, which made them seem a bit less ugly).
 
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Longchops

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I shouldn’t have assumed everyone has the use of a car, sorry. Maybe Santa can lend you his sleigh?

I HAD the use of a car

toyoya celica GT4 she was

Used to shoot flames out the back when she was happy. Until that fateful day when mr vw golf not looking at the road driver smashed me up the arse

My life has never been the same since
 

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I've got Atacama HMS2.1 and they are really heavy. Have them 3/4 filled with sand and weigh a ton.

Would be the top end of your budget of you can pick up a 2nd hand pair, but you could probably sit an elephant on each one 👍
 
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nopiano

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I HAD the use of a car

toyoya celica GT4 she was

Used to shoot flames out the back when she was happy. Until that fateful day when mr vw golf not looking at the road driver smashed me up the arse

My life has never been the same since
I sympathise. I had an Audi TT roadster which was my fun car, until my step-daughter didn’t pull the handbrake enough and it demolished a neighbour’s wall and car when it rolled away.
 
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I sympathise. I had an Audi TT roadster which was my fun car, until my step-daughter didn’t pull the handbrake enough and it demolished a neighbour’s wall and car when it rolled away.
In danger of continuing the drift off-topic, I said goodbye to my car earlier this year - a mere Seat Ibiza. It's 2 years since I had to surrender my driving licence due to health issues, and the situation hasn't improved so it made sense to use the handback option when the PCP came to a close. I've got used to living without a car, though I never expected I would having previously driven 120+ mile round trip daily commutes.
 

Longchops

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Thanks a lot everyone.....

the Atacama look like the ones tbh. I'm going to try and find some local because they look a lot cheaper that way! About £100 brand new and they make white ones too, so I'll have a hunt around for a bit and might get those if I can't find a second hand pair :)
 

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