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[Amazon.ca] Kanto Desktop speaker stands $19.99

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[Amazon.ca] Kanto Desktop speaker stands $19.99

White stands only
Pretty hot imo. Way better than audioengines rubber stands for $40

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00X16 ... =UTF8&th=1

EDIT: Black and white stands also available from Newegg below.
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What's the advantage of using them instead of letting the speakers sit directly on the table?
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gshrfd wrote: What's the advantage of using them instead of letting the speakers sit directly on the table?
High frequency sounds from the tweeter are very much affected by the angle in relation to the listening position. Having them more in line with your ears should improve the sound. Also, the stands might help reduce any vibrations although small speakers are less likely to experience this. Depends on how close they are to other things around them too.
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gshrfd wrote: What's the advantage of using them instead of letting the speakers sit directly on the table?
Generally you want the tweeters pointed at your ears. The stands also act as isolation pads.
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Can also use yoga blocks instead, only a few dollars.
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Just picked these up for the edifier 350db. Fit perfectly and sound great angled toward the ear and isolated from the desk.
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Picked one for my A2+. Couple of reviews said it’s fits perfectly. If not will cancel or return it. This also looks better than the Audioengine one’s
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My cheap alternative stands are literally just door stops that I bought at a hardware store haha:

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It's better to properly place your speakers at ear level, cause that's the sweet spot for sound dispersion. Tilting them up may mitigate some of the desk reflections, but then the listening angles suffer front-to-back, since you're no longer listening on axis. For the stand I used gift boxes w/ some Ikea boards and they work well. You can even DIY with chopping blocks
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Ideally, you should get the speaker away from nearby surfaces. So sitting them directly on a desk is the worst thing to do.

The sound of tweeter and midrange will go to your ear, and some of it will bounce off the table and then might reach your ear. So there are two things effectively emitting sound, one is direct, and one is the bouncing off the table. This doesn't help the sound quality since the speaker designer made sure it sounds best without the extra bouncing of the sound. On some speakers (the serious ones used for music production, there is switch that helps compensate for the midrange bounce).

So that's why, in the instructions for a lot of speakers, they usually say that the speaker should be 2-3 feet away from the side walls or the back wall, because it minimizes the effect of the nearby wall on the sound. Same applies to your desk

A stand like this helps direct the sound toward your ear so less of it bounces off the table. But it doesn't do enough IMO. Ideally you should position the speaker even higher. There are other stands that add 4, 6 or even 8 inches depending on where your head is. Using a stack of books would work too and is completely fine, but make sure it's a steady stack.

It's an easy tweak, and it costs nothing to use a stack of books. Sometimes the best tweaks are the cheap ones.
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I would suggest watching for the wall mounts from Primecables (($35 reg price)) to on sale.
I mounted mine about 1ft above desk height and pointed slightly downwards == advantage is get to reclaim some desk space. I was always worried about accidentally hitting the woofers with all the clutter on my desk ...
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mathomas wrote: I would suggest watching for the wall mounts from Primecables (($35 reg price)) to on sale.
I mounted mine about 1ft above desk height and pointed slightly downwards == advantage is get to reclaim some desk space. I was always worried about accidentally hitting the woofers with all the clutter on my desk ...
Would take some extra work to hide the speaker cables.
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Would these work with the Kanto YU4's?
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Got this for my Kantos - they angle up the speaker and look nice
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Never needed this but once seeing this posted i decided to just 3d print a few for alot cheaper then 20 bucks lol
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LockAndKey wrote: It's better to properly place your speakers at ear level, cause that's the sweet spot for sound dispersion. Tilting them up may mitigate some of the desk reflections, but then the listening angles suffer front-to-back, since you're no longer listening on axis. For the stand I used gift boxes w/ some Ikea boards and they work well. You can even DIY with chopping blocks

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Nice try bro.
I just made one. No effort at all. Easy access when you need to get lefty on a night that you can't sleep :))
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