Custom stands for my R200’s

Just so pleased with myself I can’t help but share. 😁😁

Most recent project - I built a pair stands out of scrap in the garage! Veneered with left over walnut from my Super 7 restoration project. Picked up a set of Tekton spikes (dang they’re cheap - $20 per set!) and integrated them so everything is nice and stable.

The plan was to fill the voids in legs with lead shot, but they’re plenty heavy and inert as they are. Maybe someday…. They’re built so they can be disassembled if needed. There’s a piece of 3/8” allthread running up through each leg and everything is cinched together with nylock nuts. Very happy with how they turned out.

These were lots more work than they should have been, but these little cabinets are worth it. Fun project. 🤘🏻

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Current Collection:
Monitor 4a (Peerless), Monitor 5b (SL2000), Monitor 7b (Peerless), Modified Monitor 7c’s (194’s), SDA CRS+ (SL2000), RTA12c (194's), SDA SRS 2.3TL, R200's

Repair pile:
(1) lonely RTA 11TL to become a center channel... someday...

Pairs that have passed through:
Monitor 4b (Peerless), Monitor 5a (Peerless), Monitor 5b (SL1000), Monitor 5b (SL2000) (2x pair), Monitor 7b (Peerless), Monitor 10a (Peerless), Monitor 10b (4x pair), RTA8, RTA8TL, RTA 11T, SDA CRS, SDA 2, SDA 2a, SDA 2b, SDA 1b, SDA 1c, SDA SRS 2 (2x pair), SDA SRS 3.1TL (198’s) (2x pair)

...and more to come, it’s a sickness.

Comments

  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 1,199
    Very good match for the speakers!
  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 589
    JayMX wrote: »
    Just so pleased with myself I can’t help but share. 😁😁
    __

    Who can blame ya? Stunning work!

    Those Snells look amazing too. Those were my first speaker envy.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,126
    Wow, really nice work. Great looking pair of stands.

    Thanks so much for sharing photos of the build and final result!
  • butterbean
    butterbean Posts: 412
    Those look amazing! The lamps are a cool touch! You are a craftsman!
  • msg
    msg Posts: 7,026
    Holy cuhrappdude! Those look great! Like they came as an integrated system with the speakers.
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  • BlueBirdMusic
    BlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,769
    Perfect! Lights are great! Your skills certainly show.
    “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.” ~ Anatole France
  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,221
    Your Stands turned out great, the fact that you built them from scraps you had, make them that much better B)
    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 2,874
    Crafty and clean looking. Maybe the updated 7's can share a matching set?
  • Emlyn
    Emlyn Posts: 3,552
    Nice work! Looks like a labor of love.

    :)
  • JayMX
    JayMX Posts: 396
    edited August 5
    xschop wrote: »
    Maybe the updated 7's can share a matching set?

    Something similar is stewing in my brain for the next project! Super stoked to do the full monte on the 7b's. I'm thinking Wharfedale Linton style stands... I'm excited to install the phase plugs and A/B'ing with some stock MW6500s. Standby for more details when I dive in. 🤘🤘
    Current Collection:
    Monitor 4a (Peerless), Monitor 5b (SL2000), Monitor 7b (Peerless), Modified Monitor 7c’s (194’s), SDA CRS+ (SL2000), RTA12c (194's), SDA SRS 2.3TL, R200's

    Repair pile:
    (1) lonely RTA 11TL to become a center channel... someday...

    Pairs that have passed through:
    Monitor 4b (Peerless), Monitor 5a (Peerless), Monitor 5b (SL1000), Monitor 5b (SL2000) (2x pair), Monitor 7b (Peerless), Monitor 10a (Peerless), Monitor 10b (4x pair), RTA8, RTA8TL, RTA 11T, SDA CRS, SDA 2, SDA 2a, SDA 2b, SDA 1b, SDA 1c, SDA SRS 2 (2x pair), SDA SRS 3.1TL (198’s) (2x pair)

    ...and more to come, it’s a sickness.
  • JayMX
    JayMX Posts: 396
    jbreezy5 wrote: »
    Those Snells look amazing too. Those were my first speaker envy.

    They are absolutely fantastic. I keep them on the B&K Reference 200.5 for HT duty - they really sound great and I love the soundstage with the rear firing tweeters. I found them a couple years ago for $150! Killer speakers I'm actually picking up a pair of K.5's today just because they rarely come up for sale. Same tweeters and woofers, backup parts if nothing else. 👍
    Current Collection:
    Monitor 4a (Peerless), Monitor 5b (SL2000), Monitor 7b (Peerless), Modified Monitor 7c’s (194’s), SDA CRS+ (SL2000), RTA12c (194's), SDA SRS 2.3TL, R200's

    Repair pile:
    (1) lonely RTA 11TL to become a center channel... someday...

    Pairs that have passed through:
    Monitor 4b (Peerless), Monitor 5a (Peerless), Monitor 5b (SL1000), Monitor 5b (SL2000) (2x pair), Monitor 7b (Peerless), Monitor 10a (Peerless), Monitor 10b (4x pair), RTA8, RTA8TL, RTA 11T, SDA CRS, SDA 2, SDA 2a, SDA 2b, SDA 1b, SDA 1c, SDA SRS 2 (2x pair), SDA SRS 3.1TL (198’s) (2x pair)

    ...and more to come, it’s a sickness.
  • msg
    msg Posts: 7,026
    Love those B&K amps...
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  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 2,874
    JayMX wrote: »
    xschop wrote: »
    Maybe the updated 7's can share a matching set?

    Something similar is stewing in my brain for the next project! Super stoked to do the full monte on the 7b's. I'm thinking Wharfedale Linton style stands... I'm excited to install the phase plugs and A/B'ing with some stock MW6500s. Standby for more details when I dive in. 🤘🤘

    The Linton Stands have that classic 7 style and wouldn't be too difficult to emulate.

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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,095
    ^^^ I was thinkin' the exact same thing (FWIW).
  • JayMX
    JayMX Posts: 396
    edited August 5
    xschop wrote: »
    The Linton Stands have that classic 7 style and wouldn't be too difficult to emulate.
    Yup, I can veneer two blocks of wood. The rest is basic steel fab. Just have to powdercoat and voila! $400 stands. 😂
    Current Collection:
    Monitor 4a (Peerless), Monitor 5b (SL2000), Monitor 7b (Peerless), Modified Monitor 7c’s (194’s), SDA CRS+ (SL2000), RTA12c (194's), SDA SRS 2.3TL, R200's

    Repair pile:
    (1) lonely RTA 11TL to become a center channel... someday...

    Pairs that have passed through:
    Monitor 4b (Peerless), Monitor 5a (Peerless), Monitor 5b (SL1000), Monitor 5b (SL2000) (2x pair), Monitor 7b (Peerless), Monitor 10a (Peerless), Monitor 10b (4x pair), RTA8, RTA8TL, RTA 11T, SDA CRS, SDA 2, SDA 2a, SDA 2b, SDA 1b, SDA 1c, SDA SRS 2 (2x pair), SDA SRS 3.1TL (198’s) (2x pair)

    ...and more to come, it’s a sickness.
  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 2,874
    You forgot the Polk badge cost. :D
  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 589
    JayMX wrote: »
    jbreezy5 wrote: »
    Those Snells look amazing too. Those were my first speaker envy.

    They are absolutely fantastic. I keep them on the B&K Reference 200.5 for HT duty - they really sound great and I love the soundstage with the rear firing tweeters. I found them a couple years ago for $150! Killer speakers I'm actually picking up a pair of K.5's today just because they rarely come up for sale. Same tweeters and woofers, backup parts if nothing else. 👍

    That’s a downright steal!

  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,481
    That's a nice plan that was excellently executed! Well done my man.....well done! You should feel proud.

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~

    ~ I have found excellence ~

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

  • heiney9
    heiney9 Posts: 24,343
    Really nice work! They look very cool.

    H9
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

    Pass Aleph 30 | EE Avant Pre | EE Mini Max Plus DAC | MIT Shotgun S3 | MIT Z P/C's | updated SDA 1C| SQ Box Touch/Welbourne Labs P/S- Tubes add soul!
  • kevhed72
    kevhed72 Posts: 4,659
    Those are outstanding.
  • ZLTFUL
    ZLTFUL Posts: 5,546
    Nice work, buddy!
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip