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Tripods for SA1530z three-way cabs

Postby aekoi » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:54 pm

Hi there,

The SA1530z manual states that these boxes should not be 'pole mounted'. There is however a tripod top-hat on the cabs. Would a low heavy duty tripod stand be suitable?

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Re: Tripods for SA1530z three-way cabs

Postby MarkPAman » Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:02 pm

The manual says:

Avoid placing the speakers directly on a hollow stage floor. A hollow stage can resonate at certain frequencies, causing peaks and dips in the fre- quency response of the room. It’s better to place the loudspeakers on a sturdy table or stand designed to handle the weight of the SA1530z.


and that the speaker weighs 50kg.

50kg seems to be the upper limit for most speaker stands, but there are plenty around.
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Re: Tripods for SA1530z three-way cabs

Postby Mike Stranks » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:07 pm

With that weight you need something you can crank. These will take up to 80Kg each. I have a pair and am well-pleased:

Studiospares Wind-up Speaker Stand

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Re: Tripods for SA1530z three-way cabs

Postby aekoi » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:43 pm

Thanks for the replies. I'm still having trouble finding a suitable stand. The cabs are 120cm tall so I'm looking for stands that I can set at about 80-100cm, about same height as the subs we use.

S Spares and K&M crack-up stands are too tall. I'm sure I've seen low tripod stands somewhere, just cant remeber where.
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Re: Tripods for SA1530z three-way cabs

Postby Mike Stranks » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:25 pm

aekoi wrote:Thanks for the replies. I'm still having trouble finding a suitable stand. The cabs are 120cm tall so I'm looking for stands that I can set at about 80-100cm, about same height as the subs we use.

S Spares and K&M crack-up stands are too tall. I'm sure I've seen low tripod stands somewhere, just cant remeber where.


:? Am I missing something? Couldn't you just get any old speaker stands that'll take the weight and not extend them?

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Re: Tripods for SA1530z three-way cabs

Postby aekoi » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:39 pm

That would still be too high. The stands you link to have min height of 150cm. I dont really want to put a 120cm high 50kg cab on top of a 150cm tripod, even if I could somehow lift it there. Thanks anyway :)
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Re: Tripods for SA1530z three-way cabs

Postby MarkPAman » Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:50 pm

Ok, so thinking outside the box...

How about these with some black cloth to hide them?
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Re: Tripods for SA1530z three-way cabs

Postby turbodave » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:31 pm

MarkPAman wrote:Ok, so thinking outside the box...

How about these with some black cloth to hide them?

No! It is for making boxes...you have thought outside the bench! Dave
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Re: Tripods for SA1530z three-way cabs

Postby turbodave » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:35 pm

By the way, what's wrong with these.... stands Dave
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Re: Tripods for SA1530z three-way cabs

Postby Mike Stranks » Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:09 pm

turbodave wrote:By the way, what's wrong with these.... stands Dave

Well that was my thought sir - "Couldn't you just get any old speaker stands that'll take the weight and not extend them?"

.... but apparently not....

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Re: Tripods for SA1530z three-way cabs

Postby turbodave » Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:05 pm

Theo D-C wrote:
turbodave wrote:By the way, what's wrong with these.... stands Dave

Well that was my thought sir - "Couldn't you just get any old speaker stands that'll take the weight and not extend them?"

.... but apparently not....

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...and dare I suggest a hacksaw? Dave
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Re: Tripods for SA1530z three-way cabs

Postby aekoi » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:35 pm

The work-bench thing is a possible solution, thanks. And please guys, keep posting links to standard tripod stands with a min height of 120ish cm. I'm not quite irate enough today but a couple more useless links will defo push me over the edge, so keep 'em comin. Luv ya x
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Re: Tripods for SA1530z three-way cabs

Postby turbodave » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:03 pm

aekoi wrote:The work-bench thing is a possible solution, thanks. And please guys, keep posting links to standard tripod stands with a min height of 120ish cm. I'm not quite irate enough today but a couple more useless links will defo push me over the edge, so keep 'em comin. Luv ya x

Great..and now sarcasm. Your request has me puzzled. If you want the speakers positioned at the height of the subs is there a reason why you cannot cut a couple of short tubes to put in holes in the top of the subs? (or aren't there any?)..and I cannot for the life of me imagine there is a market for stands of this height, so you will have to get a bit Heath Robinson. Luv Ya x
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Re: Tripods for SA1530z three-way cabs

Postby aekoi » Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:45 pm

There must be, in some dusty corner of the live sound marketplace, someone who makes low profile tripod stands specifically designed for tall and heavy 3-way cabs.

The subs we put the cabs on are 80cm high. Cabs sit on top. I'm looking for tripods that can support the cabs at the same height to save lugging subs to smaller gigs where they are used as speaker stands basically.
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Re: Tripods for SA1530z three-way cabs

Postby Mike Stranks » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:09 am

You stated earlier in this thread that you wanted something that would support speakers at a height of 80-100cms. Are you now saying that 100cms is not suitable?

My first jump into the Studiospares web-site found these:

Studiospares Speaker Stands That Seem To Meet Aekoi's Original Requirements

The blurb says: "Height can be varied between 1m and 1.85m. Maximum load 60kg"

I've been looking at others claiming to be low-level. Nearly all don't go lower than 1m. There are a few at 90cms+ but they wouldn't take the weight.
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Re: Tripods for SA1530z three-way cabs

Postby aekoi » Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:18 am

The 80-100cm was a guestimate, checking the subs manual they are 80cm high which is perfect. I dont fancy lifting 50kg any higher, especially when theres a top hat to find.
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