Speaker Stand Suggestions for LSiM 703

I have a problem, I keep buying gear and could not help but pick up some 703s, I now need stands 24"-26" in height. I would like to keep it around $100. Here are the ones I am considering. Please provide feedback and suggestions.

TransDeco Speaker Stands, 24-Inch
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CQCIRTG/ref=s9_acsd_hps_bw_c_x_1_w

Sanus Natural Series 24" Speaker Stand for Medium Bookshelf Speakers (Cherry) - NF24C
https://www.amazon.com/Sanus-Natural-Speaker-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B002HDYD88/ref=sr_1_24?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1510297348&sr=1-24&keywords=sanus+speaker+stands

Dayton Audio SSMB24 24" Speaker Stand Pair Square Steel Base
https://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-ssmb24-24-speaker-stand-pair-square-steel-base--240-750

Thanks,
RB

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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,135
    Out of the 3 the Dayton would be the best as you can and should mass load them. That Sanus is a joke.
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  • F1nut wrote: »
    Out of the 3 the Dayton would be the best as you can and should mass load them. That Sanus is a joke.

    Thank you sir. Glad you could help me rule out the Sanus it's hard to tell online how they are made and no experience with stands.
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  • sgmsmgsgmsmg Posts: 212
    If you decide on the Daytons you might want to wait a bit. Parts Express usually has a sale or sends out coupons around the holidays.

    That is if you can wait...
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  • Any other budget stand recommendations?
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  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,436
    If you can up your budget a bit, I would get these:
    http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=PGDS400

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  • monepolkmonepolk Posts: 727
    You can also mass load the TransDeco. I use them with my 703s.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,135
    The monoprice and Pangea stands look identical. The Pangea stand leaks sand at the bottom of the columns, so I would imagine the mono does as well.

    Stands are extremely important to obtain the best performance from the speakers. It's a shame so many cheap out on them.
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  • Yeah, the more I read the more it is obvious to me that stands are critical. I am just trying to find the best bang for the buck. The Dayton's look to be a good option but Monoprice is in CA and I can get them here early next week. Scott had a write up on assembling the Panega's and I think had a fix for sand leaking which I could apply to Monoprice Stands. Also, adding steel shot may be an option.
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  • teekay0007teekay0007 Posts: 1,903
    The Dayton's look to be a good option but Monoprice is in CA and I can get them here early next week.

    Yeah, and considering you're probably only going to be using them next week, I'd say get whatever you can get there on the quick! :/


  • teekay0007 wrote: »
    The Dayton's look to be a good option but Monoprice is in CA and I can get them here early next week.

    Yeah, and considering you're probably only going to be using them next week, I'd say get whatever you can get there on the quick! :/

    Haha ..good point. I am just a bit ancey as the 703s are being delivered next week.
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  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,131
    if the guys at Home Depot are cool they will do most of the cutting.



    I've wanted to try making these but I fear my wife might like them too much.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 3,664
    These are the best you will find new at this price:

    https://www.amazon.com/Sanus-Speaker-Stands-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B004STEH08
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  • larlanelarlane Posts: 21
    I ordered the Sanus above and returned them immediately. Parts missing. Didn't look that sturdy. I bought these from Transdeco and am happy with them.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CQCIRTG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 3,664
    larlane wrote: »
    I ordered the Sanus above and returned them immediately. Parts missing. Didn't look that sturdy. I bought these from Transdeco and am happy with them.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CQCIRTG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Must have been used? I found them very sturdy and I only had them loaded with sand. With sand and shot I think they would be hard to beat for the price...
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  • larlanelarlane Posts: 21
    The Sanus are certainly well reviewed on Amazon, but the Transdeco are cheaper and I never felt the need to load them. Having actually had both in home, I like the Transdeco better.
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 1,531
    I use a Sanus SF stand for my center channel, a Polk LsiM 706, not a small speaker. I wanted more height so I swapped in 26" tubes in place of the 22" that the center stand comes with & filled them with kitty liter. No leaks & it's rock solid. I'd have no qualms putting 703's on 26" Sanus steel foundation stands.

    I dislike the gloss finish of the Transdeco stands. Not a fan of glass shelves, or in this case the glass base either. Personal preference is all.
  • Great recommendations. I think I am wavering between the Monoprice and Daytons?
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  • Upstatemax wrote: »
    I have the Transdeco stands holding up a set of my Focal 806V's.

    Not bad at all, especially for the price.

    However, pretty sure Endershadow still has his set of Sanus Ultimate stands for sale...

    That's a whole different level stand and for the price, I would be all over them.

    I saw those but I am looking for 24-26 in height and think shipping on those would be a killer.
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  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 3,543
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    These are the best you will find new at this price:

    https://www.amazon.com/Sanus-Speaker-Stands-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B004STEH08

    This is what I used with my 703. They are in a closet now because I no longer have bookies, but it's cost prohibitive to try and ship them.

    Ray, it's too bad we're not local to one another. I'd give you a great deal.
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  • Ordered the Sanus Steel Series 22". Thank for all the reccomendations.

    https://www.amazon.com/Sanus-Speaker-Stands-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B004STEH08
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  • msgmsg Posts: 3,385
    Nice, Ray.

    You gonna fill them with sand or steel shot or anything?
    One of the things I liked about these is that plastic piece for between the posts and the base. The holes are small and it can take a while with play sand, but definitely worth the effort, and no leaks.

    I did the sand, and a few strips of Dynamat on the bases. I also like that you can use Velcro ties on the rear post to offer cable support and routing, and it's relatively well hidden. They've increased in price, but I use these for pretty much everything. You can double them up to make longer ties if you need. If you get some, here's a tip - wrap them with the fuzzy side out. They don't snag on stuff this way, and don't attract fuzz and hair and dead bodies.
    https://www.amazon.com/VELCRO-Brand-Black-2-Inch-91140/dp/B001E1Y5O6
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    Curious to hear your impressions of the 703s.
  • msg wrote: »
    Nice, Ray.

    You gonna fill them with sand or steel shot or anything?
    One of the things I liked about these is that plastic piece for between the posts and the base. The holes are small and it can take a while with play sand, but definitely worth the effort, and no leaks.

    I did the sand, and a few strips of Dynamat on the bases. I also like that you can use Velcro ties on the rear post to offer cable support and routing, and it's relatively well hidden. They've increased in price, but I use these for pretty much everything. You can double them up to make longer ties if you need. If you get some, here's a tip - wrap them with the fuzzy side out. They don't snag on stuff this way, and don't attract fuzz and hair and dead bodies.
    https://www.amazon.com/VELCRO-Brand-Black-2-Inch-91140/dp/B001E1Y5O6
    z1to0cfx7pq7.png


    Curious to hear your impressions of the 703s.

    The plan is to fill them, haven't determined with what yet. Waiting to determine the level of effort. Will let you know what I think about the 703s.
    Parasound P5, Parasound A23, Yamaha Aventage RX-A 1060, Yamaha BD-S681, Polk S60, S35, Samsung 60" LED
  • teamjhertzteamjhertz Posts: 253
    I ended up drilling one of the smaller holes out in the post to allow a larger funnel when I filled them with dried sand
  • rburgess714rburgess714 Posts: 143
    edited November 14
    teamjhertz wrote: »
    I ended up drilling one of the smaller holes out in the post to allow a larger funnel when I filled them with dried sand

    Thanks that's a good idea. How much weight did you add to each stand?
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  • teamjhertzteamjhertz Posts: 253
    The sand added 7 lbs per stand
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 476
    edited November 15
    Are the top mounts/plates for these large enough for LSiM 703s? The specs state that the 703 is 14.5" long/deep.
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