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Mile High Mania
01-31-2005, 08:25 PM
Question for you all .... I just bought this:

Yamaha 730W 6.1-Ch. Home Theater System with 5-Disc Progressive-Scan DVD/CD/MP3 Player - Silver

Model: YHT-750

There are 6 speakers - 5 that I need to find stands or wall mounts for, but I'm leaning towards stands since I don't care to jack with wiring through the walls/attic.

The stands at Best Buy were about $100 for 2. The wall mounts were about $80 for 2. Do any of you know of a source where I can find more inexpensive stands?

The speakers aren't big... maybe 5 inches tall and they don't weigh much, so we're not talking about anything massive. I don't want to take the cheap route, but damn... $250 - $300 for speaker stands and/or mounts sounds insane to me.

Gracias,

Phobia
01-31-2005, 08:30 PM
Question for you all .... I just bought this:

Yamaha 730W 6.1-Ch. Home Theater System with 5-Disc Progressive-Scan DVD/CD/MP3 Player - Silver

Model: YHT-750

There are 6 speakers - 5 that I need to find stands or wall mounts for, but I'm leaning towards stands since I don't care to jack with wiring through the walls/attic.

The stands at Best Buy were about $100 for 2. The wall mounts were about $80 for 2. Do any of you know of a source where I can find more inexpensive stands?

The speakers aren't big... maybe 5 inches tall and they don't weigh much, so we're not talking about anything massive. I don't want to take the cheap route, but damn... $250 - $300 for speaker stands and/or mounts sounds insane to me.

Gracias,

If I were you, I'd spend $100 on a router and make my own speaker stands with dowels and pine.

Mile High Mania
01-31-2005, 08:34 PM
I've thought about that... but I lack a certain "craft" gene and my home made stands would look like a brick and broomstick attached with ductape.

Miles
01-31-2005, 08:35 PM
You should be able to do much better than bestbuy on the internet. Its been a while but i got some decent ones off ebay. Try doing a search for "sanus". They are a pretty popular manufacture of them.

One tip is that if you decide on stands make sure the base of the speaker isnt smaller than where the will sit on the stands.

jspchief
01-31-2005, 08:36 PM
All I can say is good luck. I spent a lot of time looking and scoured home theater forums and came to the conclusion that speaker stands are the biggest racket in home theater.

I ended up making mine. But I have the advantage of being a moderately skilled woodworker.

Phobia
01-31-2005, 08:36 PM
Dude, you can hardly mess this idea up. Plus you'll have a router to keep forever. If you wish, you can buy an even cheaper router - $60 or thereabouts.

Phobia
01-31-2005, 08:37 PM
All I can say is good luck. I spent a lot of time looking and scoured home theater forums and came to the conclusion that speaker stands are the biggest racket in home theater.

I ended up making mine. But I have the advantage of being a moderately skilled woodworker.

Are you telling me there is a market? Hmmmm.

jspchief
01-31-2005, 08:40 PM
Are you telling me there is a market? Hmmmm.

There probably is. Problem being, any custom made furniture can't compete with the mass factories in terms of pricing. The reason it was "cheaper" is because my "time" didn't cost me anything. As soon as I start doing it for a job, I start thinking about what an appropriate wage is for my labor...then the price or profit margin is shot.

Mile High Mania
01-31-2005, 08:41 PM
I have found no less than ... 10,000 sites selling nothing but speaker stands. Amazing.

Miles
01-31-2005, 08:56 PM
All I can say is good luck. I spent a lot of time looking and scoured home theater forums and came to the conclusion that speaker stands are the biggest racket in home theater.

I ended up making mine. But I have the advantage of being a moderately skilled woodworker.

Id say cables a by far is the biggest racket. Though the cost of decent stands and cabinets are pretty bad. And a lot of that shit can be hard to find discounted much.

Mile High Mania
01-31-2005, 09:03 PM
I may just need 2 or 3 stands... I can place a couple of these on a mantle or end table. Miles, I found a pair of Sanus stands for $47.

www.bhphotovideo.com

jspchief
01-31-2005, 09:07 PM
Id say cables a by far is the biggest racket. Though the cost of decent stands and cabinets are pretty bad. And a lot of that shit can be hard to find discounted much.

Yea, cables might beat stands out. But there are some alternatives to cables. I'm personally not enough of an audiophile to require $6 a foot cables. However, there's really little out there in the "cheap stands" market, and you still want something that looks nice.

Miles
01-31-2005, 09:15 PM
Yea, cables might beat stands out. But there are some alternatives to cables. I'm personally not enough of an audiophile to require $6 a foot cables. However, there's really little out there in the "cheap stands" market, and you still want something that looks nice.

Yeah i honestly cant tell the difference between the more exensive cables and IMO I really dont really think there is. They look pretty cool but i think its all marketing. If there is a difference it would take some pretty highend stuff for it to show.

But your right about the stands i had to do a lot of hunting around for some cheap stands that were sturdy enough they wouldnt get knocked over. There are not many out there.

Miles
01-31-2005, 09:17 PM
I may just need 2 or 3 stands... I can place a couple of these on a mantle or end table. Miles, I found a pair of Sanus stands for $47.

www.bhphotovideo.com

You will get the best sound field if you put them all on stands so they are the same height and in the right location. How big is the base of the speakers?

I have found some on ebay for $30 or so but i think they may be too big.

Miles
01-31-2005, 09:29 PM
Here are some.

http://search.ebay.com/sanus-stands_W0QQsofocusZbsQQsbrftogZ1QQfromZR10QQcatrefZC6QQftrtZ1QQftrvZ1QQsadisZ200QQfposZ77382QQfsopZ1 QQfsooZ1QQcoactionZcompareQQcopagenumZ1QQcoentrypageZsearch

Manila-Chief
01-31-2005, 10:33 PM
You need a speaker? I hear that Pastor Mike is a good speaker. You might invite him to speak. Course you better check on fees up front????

BigVE
02-01-2005, 02:46 PM
Yeah i honestly cant tell the difference between the more exensive cables and IMO I really dont really think there is. They look pretty cool but i think its all marketing. If there is a difference it would take some pretty highend stuff for it to show.

But your right about the stands i had to do a lot of hunting around for some cheap stands that were sturdy enough they wouldnt get knocked over. There are not many out there.


Well, a Yamaha is system IS relatively "high-end" so I wouldnt skimp on the cables...they WILL make a difference! I just bought a similar system from Onkyo and I can tell you that if you were going to buy the same system you had better buy the high-end cables to go with it. The difference in sound quality was more than obvious.

As for stands, I made my own but I am a steel fabricator with access to all the high gloss stainless steel that I need. The stainless steel stands along with the silver system looks pretty nice and nobody can tell that they are home-made.