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Published on July 4th, 2006 | by Jules Yap


can’t stand it

i don’t have audio speakers so i’m not sure whether these gaje speaker stands are as bad as this hacker makes them out to be. nonetheless, fluffy rants gives a nifty solution to the problem: “yeah, the gaje stands are kind of dumb… normally to mount a speaker on it, you either have to attach it using some velcro (which it comes with), or drill holes into the speakers themselves. my old rear surrounds I used the velcro on, but my fronts were too heavy/big for that and so I just had the other pair taking up space.

i’d planned on doing a modification like this for a while, and since my rear speakers developed a bit of a rattle a while ago (which i was unable to fix; i think the driver itself went bad) and i finally had enough of it and decided to buy a proper 5-channel matched setup, and the new speakers were definitely too big, since the rears are bigger/heavier than my old fronts.

so, this way I have some pretty nice stands (with cable routing) which can actually support decent speakers and have great isolation, but didn’t cost much at all (basically $62 for all four, plus a bit of time for assembly).”

click here for fluffy rant’s step-by-step pictures.

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

2 Responses to can’t stand it

  1. fluffy says:

    What's with all the lowercasing in the quote from my post?

    I doubt an L bracket would work, unless you happened to find one with the exact same hole pattern as the Gaje's mounting thing. For small Sony speakers the included Velcro is just fine; actually that's the kind of speaker those stands seem to have been designed for.

    I'm actually going to replace my speaker stands anyway. It turns out that the metal they used for the top mounting thing is too soft, and so with any decent speakers it starts to bend under the weight. I'll probably just build my own along the lines of The TNT Stubby.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I wonder if these can be hacked for slightly smaller speakers (outfitted with a L-bracket)? I'm looking for something for my small sony speakers!

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