Cinder blocks?

Would y'all use cinder blocks on top of cheap stands to get some bookies to a more optimal height on some cheap stands? If not what would be good to get em 4 to 6 inches higher? No WAF to consider.

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 12,338
    why not put the stands on the cinder blocks Bruce?
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,038
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    why not put the stands on the cinder blocks Bruce?

    The stands are weak and the bookies not too heavy so I was thinking on top of the stands. Now ya got me thinking a paver sandwich. Above below and on top . Cool
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,038
    These cheap stands are spiked and on carpet second floors
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,573
    afterburnt wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    why not put the stands on the cinder blocks Bruce?

    The stands are weak and the bookies not too heavy so I was thinking on top of the stands. Now ya got me thinking a paver sandwich. Above below and on top . Cool

    Don't do that Bruce. Putting the weight towards the top of cheap stands is a disaster waiting to happen.
    Stack the pavers if you like, but keep them all on the bottom and the stands on top of those.

    Another cheap option, is plant stands, or columns. Most plant stands are roughly 30 inches high, sit on 4 legs, and are pretty stable. Of course you can always look for better stands on Craigslist or FB marketplace.
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  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 904
    Here is what I did. Between the floor and brick and between the brick and the speakers I have cork and rubber anti vibration pads. Two of these bricks front to back.
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 1,821
    Boy WAF would be ww3 at my house with that. Glad it works though.
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 12,338
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Boy WAF would be ww3 at my house with that. Glad it works though.

    Paint it floral.... in like flint
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,601
    I had some granite slabs made, not to expensive, put some felt pads on the bottom so it makes the speakers easy to move... Spikes from speakers to the slab
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  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 904
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Boy WAF would be ww3 at my house with that. Glad it works though.

    The Movie Room is mine anyway I like it. Of course that would never fly in the living room!
  • rpf65rpf65 Posts: 1,941
    Just get a bean bag for listening chair. Then the stands you have will work.
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,542
    Tom would never approve.
    I disabled signatures.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 20,671
    Well... I was thinking one could pry up a few floorboards, cut some joists and, you know, sink the chair a little bit.

    as in
    Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River
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  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 3,835
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Boy WAF would be ww3 at my house with that. Glad it works though.

    Paint it floral.... in like flint

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 12,338
    edited December 2018
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Boy WAF would be ww3 at my house with that. Glad it works though.

    Paint it floral.... in like flint

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    That dude spelled it wrong what a jerk...
    :D :D :D
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 1,821
    No. Maybe you guys got it wrong...


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