Cinder block speaker stands

Cinder block speaker stands

Santi writes in with these surprisingly nice cinder block speakers –

Okay, I know what you’re saying. Cinder blocks as furniture are for starving students and heavy beer-drinking guys that never grew up. Well, I’m not going to argue with that. But with a little extra preparation, I think that you can make some pretty nifty, and very functional items for home: Let me present my cinder block speaker stands.

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DIY Speaker stands.

6 thoughts on “Cinder block speaker stands

  1. Pete says:

    These look great. The best ideas are the simple ones. Good work.

  2. Aud1073cH says:

    These may be more functional than thought at first glance.
    Low mass stands may have a resonant frequency of their own, that may change the frequency response of the speakers.

    High mass speaker stands tend to help clear up the sound coming from the speakers by absorbing some of these vibrations. Some professional speaker stands are made from concrete, or other high mass material.
    Other stands have a hollow cavity that is meant to be filled with sand. The loose sand absorbs stray vibrations even better than solid material.
    You can also find special vibration-absorbing felt/foam/rubber pads that sit underneath the speaker, for tabletop use.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I use cheap 1/8″ neoprene mouse pads under my speakers. Keeps them from sliding around and helps absorb some of the vibrations that would normally be transmitted to the surface the speakers are sitting on.

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