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11-03-2004, 10:52 AM
sorry if it's already been asked and answered but I couldn't find anything after a quick look
I've just got some nexus 10 stands and am wondering what to do about the wires, previously I had wall mounted speakers and the wires were hidden along a picture rail, I'd like to keep the wires hidden if possible. The only thing I can see to do is drill 2 holes (in base plate and top plate) and take the wires up one of the tubes, it doesn't seem achievable with the outer tubes.....other than drilling even more holes :( and if I do it with the middle tube when filled with sand it'd be a nightmare to move if need be, I'd have to have connectors for easy wire removal at the base
so what should I do? :?~:-?~:???: thinking about it....if I take the wires through the top plate they'll interefere with the level surface won't they, could I drill some holes in speaker bottoms and connect them up internally? :twisted:
11-03-2004, 11:12 AM
Welcome to AV:Talk :thumbup:
I have nexus 6 stands (getting different ones soon though) and since i have active speakers i have a power cable and an interconnect cable going to each speaker - i have them carefully taped to the back of the two rear columns of the stand, then along the floor and into the skirting. It could probably be a bit neater but its not bad for how easy it was to do.
11-03-2004, 11:25 AM
seems like a good place :thumbup: (one that will inevitably lead to spending more money though :D~:-D~:grin: )I'll probably do that for easyness, if I did manage to take the wire up one of the small tubes and drilled an hole just underneath the top plate for the wires to come out...apart from invalidating any warranty I may have on them, would it affect the way the stands work in any way? I'm guessing it wouldn't...but that's all it is... a guess
11-03-2004, 03:28 PM
well i've passed the point of no return now :twisted: there goes the warranty, drilled an hole in base plate and one at top of the middle tube, going to fit some binding posts in the base plate so they can be easily disconnected.......so.....have I wrecked a pair of speaker stands? another thing, will having another connection point make any difference to sound/quality? it's only a budget setup so I can't see it making that much a difference
12-03-2004, 12:05 PM
not that anyone's interested ;)~;-)~:wink: but some pics of what i've done so far, was easier than I expected apart from filling with sand which took forever more
http://mikebishop.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/stand2.jpg have I put enough sand in? :roll:
12-03-2004, 12:08 PM
Nice job :thumbup:
12-03-2004, 01:36 PM
Nice job indeed. So did you make a socket on the base of the stand or just use one length of cable all the way to the amp?
Why dont more stands come with some setup like this? or at least clips on the back or something
12-03-2004, 02:53 PM
i'm just waiting for the binding posts to come now, so it won't be a one piece setup but it's more important that the missus can move them easily :D~:-D~:grin:....can't imagine it making that much difference to me quality wise.....the stands cost as much as the speakers :lol:
how they'll look with the posts on http://www.avtalk.co.uk/forum/index.php?t=getfile&id=1156
hopefully a bit more proportionate than that though
12-03-2004, 03:33 PM
but it's more important that the missus can move them easily :D~:-D~:grin:
I would have thought the opposite ;)~;-)~:wink:
12-03-2004, 03:40 PM
I'd clean round them....she won't ;)~;-)~:wink:
20-03-2004, 11:34 PM
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I have nexus 6 stands (getting different ones soon though)
Hmmm. Are you Selling Martin?
Cheers NM :)~:-)~:smile: :roll:
20-03-2004, 11:37 PM
Hmmm. Are you Selling Martin?
Keep an eye on the classifieds in about a week :)~:-)~:smile:
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