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David Allred

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Re: Non-Tripod Speaker Stands
« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2018, 04:53:44 pm »

One element of using a circular base is that it is very difficult to level on an uneven surface as compared to a tripod, especially a tripod with an adjustable leg such as the Global ST-132 that accounts for uneven surfaces.

To boot, a flat piece of metal that size ain't flat (without paying a huge (HHUUUGGGEEEE) amount of money).  Wobble city.  2nd to boot, floors ain't flat.  3 contact points is the only way to avoid a wobble, so the round plate will still need 3 rubber feet.  Back to being a tripod, a very sleek low-profile heavy tripod nonetheless. :) 
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Re: Non-Tripod Speaker Stands
« Reply #31 on: February 14, 2018, 05:10:30 pm »

. . .I'm wondering if there's something like this that will hold that much weight. . .

I have the K&M 480mm square bases with 26736 distance rods. I use them with RCF TT52a speakers. They go way up and are small enough to squeeze into a corner. While this setup is rated to hold the weight of your JBL tops, I would be remiss to put that much weight that far up because of leverage issues already mentioned. I use the setup for wedding ceremonies and such where there will be no foot traffic nearby. Tripods for anything else.

Column array with a sub would be my preference if I needed to get louder and be on a dance floor. Get more low end having the sub on the floor and easier to set up with smaller tops going up.
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Re: Non-Tripod Speaker Stands
« Reply #32 on: February 14, 2018, 11:14:34 pm »

Yes, my ultimate plan is to eventually get two SRX818SP subs to go with my current system for larger events, and a smaller column array system for smaller events. Unfortunately that's a lot of money for my small sole proprietor business that does 40-50 events per year as a side job! :o

Good call. Thanks.

I can't stand the glowing teepee look. It's terrible. See what I did there? ;) I've considered just getting some black fabric to cover the tripod legs instead though.

I have both white and black covers for tripod stands.
Wedding receptions get the white with a soft glow of the bride’s color.

Corporate gets black.



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Re: Non-Tripod Speaker Stands
« Reply #33 on: February 15, 2018, 01:17:20 pm »

Concerning the round base:

I also wonder when it does get pushed past the point of no return; does the base becomes a wheel and the speaker might go in any direction at that point?
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Re: Non-Tripod Speaker Stands
« Reply #34 on: February 15, 2018, 01:27:46 pm »

Concerning the round base:

I also wonder when it does get pushed past the point of no return; does the base becomes a wheel and the speaker might go in any direction at that point?
I would  expect the speaker (load) to be in such a hurry to reach the ground, that the shape of the base won't mean much.
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Re: Non-Tripod Speaker Stands
« Reply #35 on: February 15, 2018, 03:43:33 pm »

Concerning the round base:

I also wonder when it does get pushed past the point of no return; does the base becomes a wheel and the speaker might go in any direction at that point?

Kind of like Fred Astair (or was it Gene Kelley) dancing with the mic stand.
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Re: Non-Tripod Speaker Stands
« Reply #36 on: February 15, 2018, 09:53:50 pm »

I have both white and black covers for tripod stands.
Wedding receptions get the white with a soft glow of the bride’s color.

Corporate gets black.



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Re: Non-Tripod Speaker Stands
« Reply #37 on: February 16, 2018, 07:35:03 am »

Concerning the round base:

I also wonder when it does get pushed past the point of no return; does the base becomes a wheel and the speaker might go in any direction at that point?
It will, especially if it "wiggles" back and forward or side to side or any direction for that matter.
But it won't be much and I believe the height of the pole in relation to the size of the base also has an influence.

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Re: Non-Tripod Speaker Stands
« Reply #38 on: February 16, 2018, 02:56:56 pm »

While I still use tripods (Older Hamilton steel leg units) on some events, for the most part I use Altman 55 pound bases and steel pipe. The bases take a 1 1/2” pipe and I made some reducer couplings to 1” pipe to fit the speakers. A small wrap of gaff around the 1” pipe makes the fit snug.

For heavier speakers on tall pipes I put some sandbags on the base and cover the sandbags with a piece of cloth like some banjo drape. I always have a bunch of banjo on gigs to dresss things up.

My corporate clients like the look of the pipe and base stands and I never have a tripod leg sticking out in the walkway to trip over. 

I made different height pipes for various speakers.

The picture shows a Renkus-Heinz RH62, Carvin 3903 columns, Ramsdell 10CX coax monitor and Alto 15” Truesonic cabs on the stands. I also use the stands with my Danley SM60s and smaller Altos.

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