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So, these didn't fit my speakers... But it's kinda my fault for not doing my research. I bought these after reading reviews about how versatile the mounting options are, figuring that my speakers have keyhole mounts so they should be fine. Wrong! The problem was that my rear surround speakers are actually bookshelf style and were too big for the mounting mechanism to reach even with the optional extender bar provided. Whoops.
That said, I was still able to use the stands, but, and it makes me cringe to say this, I actually used some spare screws I had to drill directly into the bottom of my wood frame speakers that weren't designed for it. Now thankfully it worked out great but it could have gone very wrong. Still, it was my own choice to take that risk and so I won't dock stars for it since I don't think it would be fair to do so, but I think it's important to note so others can learn from my (in)experience.
Got these speaker stands for the satellite speakers on the Vizio SB3651. Just spent over an hour setting them up, and it should have taken maybe 20 minutes at most. The assembly instructions omit any mention of the fact that the part marked "J" is adjustable, and when you are using these stands with a speaker that has one recessed hole, you can adjust that part so the hole in the top of it aligns with the hole in the back of the speaker.
I know you're saying, "Well, DUH." But that kind of thing isn't obvious to me, and likely I'm not the only one.
Also, the stated requirement for an electric drill in order to assemble these speaker stands turns out not to be real, thank g-d. Holy guacamole, Mounting Dream people, can you put a link to a video or something? Once we figured out the secret of the movable "J" things went smoothly, but it would have taken like one sentence or a picture with arrows to make that clear at the outset.
I received the stands in two days, very nicely packed, design is good, accessories is complete. The stand of MD5402 is acceptably perpendicular to the base plate, just off a few degrees, its cable management can take my 12 awg speaker cable, 10 awg should be also ok. The only flaw is a skewed thread on one of the stand, so only one screw can be used for mounting the extension pole, but is ok even to hold a 14 lb Elac 310, just for the fun of testing. And of course, the base could have been a few more lb heavier to take the max loading of 11 lb. One nice thing is, the speaker mounting can be adjusted to position the Speaker CG close to the center of the stand to minimize tilting. In short, I am pleased with this product.
Well it mostly did, needed a trip to the hardware store because the bolts that came with the package were not the same thread. Also, the Soundstage Bookshelf speaker screw holes were a little far apart on the stand...
Assembly was simple. They are well balanced and many options to adjust. Foot print is small and tucks away nicely behind/beside furniture. Had I more bookshelf speakers I would probably grab another pair.
Overall, there a probably speaker stands that would have fit my speakers a bit better but for the price of this pair. It was worth the extra 10 mins of install time and a trip to the hardware store.
Amazing is pretty much all I can say! These are sturdy. I have 9lbs rear surround speakers and these stands make them shine is every way. I was able to extend them about 1.5 feet from ear level. Hides speaker cables seemlessly. I screwed mine into top of mounting stand as my speakers keyhole was about an inch too high. Minimal design so you can put anywhere as the require very little floor space paired with maximum quality. Very impressed. Get seller, order was here very quickly all things considered today. 10/10.
It's a robust product and price is good compared to what else is available. But... if you have Sonos One speakers, you have to know that there's no way to really secure them on these stands. Your speakers will just stand on top of them. If you have kids, I don't need to say anything more...
Well engineered and easy to install. However, make sure you do not exceed the recommended weight, as the bottom 3-point base is small and the stand can be a little bit wobbly on a carpet. Overall very good solution for small speakers.