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Author Topic: How to keep tops from rotating  (Read 1261 times)

Lou Kohley

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Re: How to keep tops from rotating
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2018, 04:28:48 pm »

The speaker will sit on a rubber pad on the top platform.  The post will not be quite as deep as the socket in the speaker.
There will be a pinch knob to clamp the bottom socket to the tripod.

Canít wait to see them Dave.

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Re: How to keep tops from rotating
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2018, 02:54:22 pm »

In the meantime, here's this weekend's solution :)
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Re: How to keep tops from rotating
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2018, 06:19:11 pm »

I've used my K&M tilt adaptors just for the expanding mandrel piece but I get annoyed when manufacturers don't design fittings that protect stands and poles. ......Unlike other attachments I use ( some much less expensive), that have a piece of plastic or similar between the tightening screw and whatever it is being tightened to, the K&M does not and the screw eats into the stand and makes it look nasty. I hate that. So I end up pushing one of my little home made shims between the screw and the shaft....
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Re: How to keep tops from rotating
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2018, 06:20:24 pm »

In the meantime, here's this weekend's solution :)

Go to True Value or Ace Hardware and buy a couple Rubber O-Rings the barely fit around your speaker pole.  Place them on the pokes so they just barely create friction with the speaker pole cuts when the speakers are placed on the stands.  Very inexpensive and works like a charm.
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Re: How to keep tops from rotating
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2018, 06:44:13 pm »

... the K&M does not and the screw eats into the stand and makes it look nasty. I hate that.
I did not realize that!  Thanks for the post.

Ryan - thanks for the O-ring idea!
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Re: How to keep tops from rotating
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2018, 06:52:42 pm »

Cut a chunk of sponge and push it into the hole/cup. Speaker won't turn and pole won't get stuck. Sponge stays in hole ready for next use.
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Re: How to keep tops from rotating
« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2018, 07:26:17 pm »

Cut a chunk of sponge and push it into the hole/cup. Speaker won't turn and pole won't get stuck. Sponge stays in hole ready for next use.

Or  cut a round piece of rubber, 1/8, 3/16, 1/4 or so, glue to the top of the pole or in the speaker socket.
Maybe 1-1/4 Dia.  You need to be able to compress with your fingers slightly.
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Re: How to keep tops from rotating
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2018, 07:43:46 pm »

I've used my K&M tilt adaptors just for the expanding mandrel piece but I get annoyed when manufacturers don't design fittings that protect stands and poles. ......Unlike other attachments I use ( some much less expensive), that have a piece of plastic or similar between the tightening screw and whatever it is being tightened to, the K&M does not and the screw eats into the stand and makes it look nasty. I hate that. So I end up pushing one of my little home made shims between the screw and the shaft....


I feel your pain Debbie!  That adapter (19674) is a cheap-stand-killer! I'm glad it's not just me.


The BT-12CL tilters I replaced them with are sooo much better, but I also have a short K&M extension pole (21360) that has the expanding mandrels at each end and it's very solid.  Locks in at both ends (sub and top).
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Re: How to keep tops from rotating
« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2018, 11:09:10 pm »

I couldn't imagine having a set of SM-80s without having BT-12 tilters.  Since they are a conical pattern, they would almost always need to be aimed downwards.  Having an easily variable angle is just the ticket.  Nimrod actually added the top lock mechanism after a couple early users with SM-80s mentioned the speakers rotating when tilted.  They're made for each other.  Although I sure love using mine with DSRs too.
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Re: How to keep tops from rotating
« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2018, 11:17:51 pm »

I have a pair of BT-12's. I used to have a pair of K&M 19674 tilters until they were stolen. The K&M were weird to adjust, they got a little stuck in certain speakers which made them hard to remove, and it's difficult to aim them once they're on the tilters since "front" changes as the angle changes. The BT-12's are amazing, and a pleasure to use every time. I can't think of anything that could be improved on them.

I'd highly recommend the BT-12's over any other tilter. Just my opinion.
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