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Post by BobTheDog »

So, currently on my desk I have 3 wooden 4u racks running along the back, my genelec 8030s are on top of this, on tiles on top of some auralex foam.

I have been meaning to get rid of these racks for a while and have an under desk rack unit to move things into, this reorg is about 18 months late now.

I am now having to do this as my MacPro died and I now have an iMac, which when placed on the racks is far to high, damn it.

So what’s the best way of getting these monitors up to the right height off of the desk?
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Post by Bob Bickerton »

Second the isoacoustics, they look a bit weird, but work a treat.

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And a third from me.
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.....and if you need it...a fourth!
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Post by Martin Walker »

And now, from me, something completely different!

Once you've removed those 4u racks from your desk your stereo imaging should be significantly better (I did the same, and it was ;) )

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Thanks guys.

I do like it when there is unanimous advice :)
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Post by Arpangel »

Being the resident cheapskate when it comes to stuff like this, I’ve got these,

https://www.gear4music.com/Recording-a ... gI86fD_BwE

They work fine, and have a wide range of adjustment.
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:lolno:
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Post by James Perrett »

In the home setup my speakers are currently sitting on a pair of these

http://seventiesstereo.blogspot.com/201 ... akers.html

They're very weighty but I really need something taller. Unfortunately the Isoacoustics stands don't go tall enough to get rid of the desk reflections that seem to be exacerbating the lower mid tubbiness with my monitors.
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Post by FrankF »

Greetings, fellow cheapskate(s).
I have the "significantly cheaper than freedom fries" Adam Hall foam pads nestled under my Kef Codas, so I would be interested in an upgrade, assuming I could hear the difference (that's assuming quite a lot).

I noticed that there are several similar but cheaper products than the Isoacoustics (£70, "hardened plastic"), e.g. the Fluid Audio (£50, MDF and plastic) and SubZero models (£30, steel tubes, plastic supports).

I'm wondering if SOS has done a comparison review of various models (as above), but also comparing different materials (as above), and different approaches, i.e. foam / hollow stands / metal plates (à la Arpangel).
You could call the article "How to Isolate your Speakers at Home During the Next Lockdown", or summat. :bouncy:

Also, Hugh, what is wrong with Arp's metal plates? Is it because it's solid metal and doesn't offer much isolation from the desk or table?

Fluid Audio: https://www.gear4music.com/Recording-an ... -Pair/2YIJ

SubZero: https://www.gear4music.com/Recording-an ... -Pair/3IQM
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James Perrett wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 2:33 pm In the home setup my speakers are currently sitting on a pair of these

http://seventiesstereo.blogspot.com/201 ... akers.html


Is that the right link? I can't see any stands. I can't stand not seeing them!
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