S60 and those ugly silver feet.

gwhgwh Posts: 1,414
Yeah I don't know they kinda bother me.....Paint them or get some outriggers of some sort?

Thoughts?

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P.S. I do know where to buy black paint :)
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,600
    Not sure where you can find black paint but a nice onyx color would suffice
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,600
    Are they plastic? If they are metal I would opt for powder coat
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  • gwhgwh Posts: 1,414
    Plastic.

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  • delkaldelkal Posts: 421
    edited December 2018
    You will probably need to prime them first. Some paints don't stick well to plastics.

    Do some searches on how to paint the different kinds of plastics.
  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,298
    edited December 2018
    Outriggers would be nice but not at the $200-$300 price for speakers in this price range. If you have some skills maybe you can make some if you can't find some at an affordable price? Shape, sand, drill, thread, polish and/or paint.

    Four feet of 6061 T6511 extruded aluminum is $18.86! mated with the spikes and top knobs, screws, or bolts of your choice. If you want a top knob, it can be anything with a 1/4-20 or M6 thread that you and can find for cheap.
    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1340620-REG/kupo_kg014412_mini_round_knob_1_with.html
    http://www.scopestuff.com/ss_knob.htm
    https://sewelldirect.com/speaker-spikes-8-pack-

    https://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant.cfm?pid=1157&step=4&showunits=inches&id=997&top_cat=60

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    http://www.oregondv.com/spikes.htm
    https://soundocity.com/product-category/tips/
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  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,873
    FYI, looking at pics online, the Classic Brown Walnut model appears to have black feet.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,026
    The silver feet tie in with the silver accents and driver cones. Black feet on the black S60 version would look stupid.
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,600
    Dunno, black looks fine to me

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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,026
    That's the brown version.
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  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,298
    edited December 2018
    IMO, the silver actually works with the grill off. However, with the grill on the plastic silver feet stick out a bit and don't look as cool.

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    Black feet, brushed, or polished metal would look good or even better than the silver plastic.

    Black feet on black speakers with silver accents can work.

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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,026
    It is indeed and I still like the silver feet with the grills on, but I wholeheartedly agree that some type of metal feet would be a vast improvement. I was a bit shocked when I saw the prototypes at Polk and said you can't even put spikes on them!!!
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  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,298
    edited January 1
    Yes, the Signature line has that art decco to mid century yet modernized design. That was an era when hardwoods and brushed and polished metals were the norm. Brushed aluminum or stainless, or even painted steel would be right at home but probably too expensive for the manufacturing price point. For out of warranty units DIY is the only cost effective option to change the feet and it will require drilling and adding threaded inserts.

    This china-hifi floor speaker stand is probably one of the cheapest heavy duty aluminum pieces of its type that I've seen at $79.99 for a pair. However, I'm sure shipping puts the price up there into the Outrigger $150-$300 territory
    https://www.china-hifi-audio.com/en/e-t-hifi-audio-racks-stand-table-c-25/e-t-55-x1-acoustic-floor-standing-speakers-stands-shelf-rack-sub-p-512?zenid=4f2400eb42ca6f671d7f7887c97a389d

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