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 Post subject: Speaker stands
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 3:08 pm 
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I recently replaced my B&W floor standers with some new Harbeth P3's and love the overall sound. It was suggested that I get a good set of Stands for them and today found a pair of Skylan 24" four post stands that are sand filled and weighing in at close to 70 lbs. each!
The question I have is; the previous owner had used blue tack to adhere his speakers to the stands and I'm not wanting to chance the finish on my new P3's. Can/should I use something to keep the speakers gripping the top plates of the stands?

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 Post subject: Re: Speaker stands
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 3:27 pm 
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My Skylan 20 inch stands came with some different sized rubber or plastic spheres that adhered to top plate that speaker rests on. Skylan might be able to supply some.

If it is original BluTak it shouldn't harm cabinets as I've used for years on various speakers including cherry veneer spendor and never had mark or discoloration.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 3:34 pm 
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I've used blue tac on all my speakers, including my P3's. There shouldn't be an issue. I have small kids, so I'd rather be safe than risk someone knocking a stand over or bumping into a speaker and knocking it over. Blue tac comes off easily, too.

I use the blue tac from Staples. It's never damaged anything.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 3:47 pm 
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I have also used blu-tak, or the more available Fun Tack many times with no ill effects.

If I were truly concerned, you could consider using some of that flat stuff people use in drawers to keep items in place. I use it in my tool chest to keep my wrenches and screwdrivers from rolling all over the place when I open and close the drawers.

It is cheap, available at Canadian Tire etc, and will not mar the surface of your lovely speakers.

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 Post subject: Re: Speaker stands
PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:25 am 
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Thanks all. I guess I shouldn't be so scared to use Blue Tac after all. As an update though, I spoke with Noel at Skylan and he suggested to replace the Polyurethane Pads that they have on the top plate of their stands and is sending me some. Great guys and great after sales service!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:20 am 
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You can also get some really great non slip pads from Lee Valley. Grip Discs


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:45 am 
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mcgsxr wrote:
I have also used blu-tak, or the more available Fun Tack many times with no ill effects.

If I were truly concerned, you could consider using some of that flat stuff people use in drawers to keep items in place. I use it in my tool chest to keep my wrenches and screwdrivers from rolling all over the place when I open and close the drawers.

It is cheap, available at Canadian Tire etc, and will not mar the surface of your lovely speakers.


Have to respectfully disagree -- that stuff has left a residue on furniture that simply would not come off.

I havent used bluetac but if others say it works that would be the safe bet.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:43 am 
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I couldn't take a chance on my speakers (WAY too fussy that way..) with Blu-tak. I used the clear little Polyurethane Pads and they seem to have enough grip to do the job well without any chance of harming the speakers. (not saying that Blu-Tak would)

Overall, good designed speaker stands, filled with sand (60 lbs. each) on carpet spikes and with the grippy pads to hold the speakers - I think that's about as good as it gets.


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