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Sorry for taking this slightly off-topic, but does anyone know of a good pair of speaker stands for studio monitors? I only need around 5-8 inches in height so they can lift my M-Audio's from the desk a bit further up. So far I have these Auralex MOPAD but I would like something different.

Can't go DIY because I don't know how to. frown.gif

how about a dirt simple DIY (no cutting, drilling, or anything with power tools.)

Get yourself 2 card board roles......

you know what..... screw it. I will make this a tutorial. Be right back. smile.gif
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I called it no such thing, but I like that term.

It is called system bias, and yeah, it seems like shilka has some system bias.

@shilka: if you like the 598s, why not try to snag a used pair of the HD600s?

Dont have that much money these days so its a bit down on the list of things i really need at least they are right now
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Oh ho, purchased an ALO Rx MKI for only $140! This should be a great replacement for my FiiO E12 as it's reported to have great synergy with the Shures.
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Dont have that much money these days so its a bit down on the list of things i really need at least they are right now


Oh right....denmark. I keep forgetting that bit. doh.gif
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K so I finished the speaker stands.

What I did was I found some wrapping paper and took out the center roll. I measured it out to be 40 inches.



I wanted 6 individual rolls, so I figured I would cut the tube into 6.5" sections.

I marked out the tube and I used a bread knife to cut it. The key to cutting the cardboard is to have long even cuts. You do not want to crush the tube.

Here is what I got.



Now I sort of screwed up on my cuts because I wasn't too concerned about my cuts and I ended up cutting at an angle. So I had to go back and use some sand paper to fix that. Ideally you should not have this issue because I am assuming you have more brain cells than I do and can cut in a straight line.

Next I found 4 blank CDs. Since you post on this thread, I know you at least have 20 junk CDs that can be thrown away.

I hot glued 3 rolls to one CD. Then I filled the rolls with sand that I found in my garage. You can use anything you want to weigh down your stand. You really don't even need to weigh it down because your speakers are very light and small, but it would be nice to add in some sort of heavy matter just for added craftsman ship. If you can get away with it, rice would also make a great material.

Finally I glued the top cd onto the rolls and viola. I made a speaker stand for practically free. I am sure you can paint it and do other things to make it look pretty. I simply was rushing through the project, so I did not care how it looked or preformed. It was just a proof of concept build.






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Awesome stands! I should ghetto mine as well when I have the chance. Thanks biggrin.gif
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Awesome stands! I should ghetto mine as well when I have the chance. Thanks biggrin.gif

NP

If you can get away with making your stands a bit shorter, toilet paper rolls would be perfect. You would have to wait a while to collect 6 of them, but they would be precut and level.

If you do not want to wait that long, and you do not have wrapping paper, just cut paper towel rolls in half.
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K so I finished the speaker stands.




Going to sound completely random but I see two bowls in the background, what kind of dog or cat do you own?

Just curious...
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They give a 15 day return policy, didn't cost me anything. I think most boutique DAC companies give a generous return policy to audition it in your home with your equipment. Haven't seen the same with amps or headphones (Yaaay for Amazon!)

Yeah, I've considered it, but...well see below...
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I think you should really try and hunt down a used jolida dac. SOoooooooooooo much better than a bifrost. Even without the effects of the tubes, the jolida is leaps and bounds better. The bifrost sounds kind of flat and boring. Similar to the O2 and for that matter, it does not sound a heck of a lot different than the modi either. The jolida, or even a timbre tt-1 if you can hunt one down sounds much smoother and much more open.

Yeah, I found the Modi really 'lifeless' per say. It's great when you're looking for neutral sound, or to even out the warm-ish (compared to the Magni) sound of the Asgard 2.

Needless to say, you went kinda 2x the price on me with those recommendations, lol.
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I've got a question for you guys. When you get new audio equipment such as headphones, DACs, amps, etc, what music do you like to use to test it? If you could name one track/song that you think is fantastic for testing your gear, what would it be?

For me it's this:

It's usually whatever I'm in the mood for but the true test for me is a good ole' shuffle of my 'My Top Rated' playlist in iTunes. 2k songs of all different kinds of genres, qualities, and languages.
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Anyone knows if there will be a replacement for the Sennheiser HD598 in the near future?

Also an update after all this time and all the headphones i have tried i still like my HD598´s better then all the others i have tried

Not sure what you've tried, but sounds like system bias.
 
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I've got a question for you guys. When you get new audio equipment such as headphones, DACs, amps, etc, what music do you like to use to test it? If you could name one track/song that you think is fantastic for testing your gear, what would it be?

The album "Jazz at the Pawnshop."
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