By Wilde Becker. Speaker Stands. At Wednesday, July 03rd 2019, 04:46:28 AM.
We tend to think of a loudspeaker as a fixed box that produces sound directly from the moving cones of the speakers (and, where the speaker is ported, from the port as well). Although that is certainly where most of the sound comes from, the reality is that no matter how rigid the cabinet is there will also be some vibration of the cabinet walls.
The heavier the stand, the less it will move, and with many hi–fi and pro–audio speaker stands (including many of the models made by Atacama, for example), it’s possible to fill the hollow support column with a heavy material to add mass and to damp resonances. This could be sand, shot or any other heavy but well–damped material.
The SLX Series is a professional quality stand which caters for larger bookshelf speakers where an increase in the footprint is required to ensure optimum stability.
Of course, you do still need to attend to room reflections by adding some basic acoustic treatment — but that’s another subject and one that we have covered on numerous occasions in our Studio SOS series.
The whole process can easily be performed on a Saturday afternoon. In comparison with establishing a room-based method, preparing a background method is comparatively easy. Implementing the app may necessitate utilizing a computer or other apparatus which needs to fulfill minimum system requirements. In case you need to return applications, a match or a picture, bear in mind you might not keep any copies it is not valid, and it is not excellent. Registered software cannot be returned. To start out with, since most enthusiastic, nonetheless hesitant prospective amateurs detect, you ought to be abundant more considerate regarding tool choice. Throughout a really compact area, you're very likely to have to rely upon bench-prime or handheld gear.
One way to improve the situation is to add mass by means of a platform fixed to the top surface of the foam. Primacoustic do this in their Recoil Stabilizer by using a very thick steel slab with rubber matting on top, while Auralex and other companies use MDF topped with dense rubber on their more up–market platforms. IsoAcoustics take yet a different approach, by using a frame made from rigid components joined by resilient isolators.
You may have noticed that some speaker stands are fitted with spikes on the base, which help to make a rigid and stable contact with the floor. As long as the stands are both robust and stable, this strategy works well on solid floors, but you may find that it causes problems on wooden floors, due to vibrations from the speaker cabinet being transferred to the floor via the rigid stand and spikes. The floor will then act as the king of soundboards!