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    Desktop speaker mounting

    I've just finished building my new desks, and they've turned out to be rather deeper than they felt in the store, which means I need to do a bit of rethinking. I used to have my monitors on Atacama floor stands, which stood behind my old desk, but if I do the same with the new desk it's simply going to eat up too much of the room. I can't wall-mount the monitors, because my whole set up faces a window.

    So I'm thinking how to attach them to the desk itself, but use as little space on the desk as possible - so not the simple pile of bricks. So far the best solution I've found is these (the bolt-on version half way down the page):

    http://www.soundanchors.com/page14.html

    Given that I live in the UK this would be rather a costly exercise, but probably worth it if I got it right. Does anyone have any experience with these brackets, or know of any better solutions?

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    Re: Desktop speaker mounting

    Can you give us more information about your desk (maybe a pic or link?) and the size of the room? What speakers are you using?
    Paul Baker
    Baker's Jazz And More
    Austin, Texas, USA
    www.bakersjazzandmore.com

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    Re: Desktop speaker mounting

    Why not use Auralex isolation pads? The do not extend the footprint beyond the perimeter of the speaker enclosure and are adjustable. They also isolate the speaker from the desk to prevent sympathetic resonance. I use them and think they're great.
    In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is.

    http://reberclark.blogspot.com http://reberclark.bandcamp.com http://www.youtube.com/reberclark

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    Re: Desktop speaker mounting

    So here's the desk. There are two of them, identical, which will be placed at right angles, with the quadrant piece, that you can see in the background, screwed into the corner. Eventually the keyboard and one monitor will be on the desk that's currently empty.

    The idea is to mount the speakers on the desk with the keyboard, either side of the screen, as close to the ends of the desk as possible. To level them with my surrounds, which are on fixed-length floor stands, they need lifting about 25cm above the desk.

    The speakers are M-Audio LX4s, which are very small.


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    Re: Desktop speaker mounting


    These are the Auralex Pads

    Their height and angle are adjustable
    In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is.

    http://reberclark.blogspot.com http://reberclark.bandcamp.com http://www.youtube.com/reberclark

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    Re: Desktop speaker mounting

    Hey Pingu,
    If I were you I'd make my own stands out of wood and rubber. Even for a complete hack like myself when it comes to carpentry I could make a watered down version of what was on that website. Charging $300 for those stands is almost criminal!

    -Kevin
    We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams …
    24" 2.4 Ghz iMac, OSX 10.4.10, MOTU 828 MKII, 2 Glyph 250 Gig external drives, Logic 9, Finale 2008 GPO, JABB, Strad, Gro, Reason 4, EWQL Storm Drum, Adrenaline, Symphonic Choirs, SO Gold,All Arturia Synths, Many NI Synths, Spectrasonics Synths, KH Strings, VEPro on a Windows 7 4x 2.8 Ghz 12 gig of RAM

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    Re: Desktop speaker mounting

    The auralex pads are $30.00/pair
    In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is.

    http://reberclark.blogspot.com http://reberclark.bandcamp.com http://www.youtube.com/reberclark

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    Thanks guys, I think I figured something out. If you look closely at the desk you can see the semicircular pieces stuck onto the sides. I have a bunch of those spare, because I left a few off to make way for cable trunking round the back of the desk. They're actually very solid bits of MDF, so I figure I could attach them to the back edge of the desk, and use them as posts for some kind of platform type stand.

    I'll probably look into the Auralex to put on top of the platforms though - they look great.

  9. #9

    Re: Desktop speaker mounting

    I use the pads as well. You don't want to turn the whole desk into a woofer. It does not do good things for the sound.
    - Jamie Kowalski

    All Hands Music - Kowalski on the web
    The Ear Is Always Correct - Writings on composition

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