Geoff you are absolutely correct the whole purpose wasn't done for sonic purposes but aesthetically it sat better with my eyes and practical purposes, it raised the speakers to the optimum hearing level or close to it.Whilst I admire J's ingenuity in repurposing 'stools' into speaker stands, I'm left feeling it's being done for aesthetic or practical purposes, and not to realise any sonic improvements.
If I'm reading this right, the 2"thick stands are stuck to the 2" thick tabletop and the speakers stuck to the stands. Given the similarities of the mounting surfaces, why not stick the speakers direct to the worktop ? !!!
( If you think I am sceptical about proper speaker stands improving performance, I'm sorry to disappoint you but my Mission 750LEs have been blu-tacked to sand-filled Atacama N70s from new in 1999, and sound just fine ).
Tha Adams have 4 predrilled holes at the base, I suppose I could have bolted them on to the desktop. I just don't have the heart to deface the lovely polished oak surface.
Gluing the foot stools was a compromise, if I get tired of them, I can always sandpaper the glue off the surface.
Between the stool and the speakers, I have ball bearing absorbers, which is supposed to help with vibration.
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