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Old December 2nd, 2004, 6:18 PM
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Follow-up to Parts Express Stand

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Originally Posted by jbug
Just received the speaker stands from partsexpress. The clamps are a wee bit too wide for the sats. Did I get the right ones? Do I need to pad them with something? There are some velcro pads that came with the stands, but do not seem to fit the bil for padding.
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/show...tnumber=240-762

Same here, the clamps don't come in far enough to firmly hold the little speaker. I bridged the gap on both sides by using a solid (round) vacum cleaner belt that I cut into 4 pieces. I'm sure if you look around the house, you will find even better material to fill in the gaps. I am surprised that no one else is mentioning this problem.
I just took a current surround off its Parts Express stand and measured the inside-to-inside side pieces gap. I'd say it's about 4 3/16 - a little wider than the 4 1/16 of the Ventriloquist satellite specification. With the pads, the gap might be reduced just enough without adding any more shim. It'll be close - maybe perfect - and only close because of the bottom resting pads and the beveled speaker edges. If it's too wide, it certainly won't be by very much.
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