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  • Re: Stands for your Harbeths

    I do think tweeter at about ear height is a good guideline for determining stand height. I raised my P3s on the single post 26" Skylan stand by putting the stand on 1 1/2 inch thick square of limestone. Worked well for me, puts the tweeter at about 38". If I hadn't wanted the 26" height for the stand as a compromise for double duty in another room, I would've asked Noel at Skylan to customize his stand with a taller post. Worth asking.

    good luck,
    -Paul-

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    • Re: Stands for your Harbeths

      Originally posted by pranderos View Post
      I do think tweeter at about ear height is a good guideline for determining stand height.
      Yes, Alan feels the same way about the tweeters being at ear level. The Harbeth FAQ also recommends ear level as copasetic. I have experimented with sitting height (see my earlier post) and even though the SHL5 are 3-way speakers, the recommended sitting position would be with the ear level with the main tweeter (not between the main and super tweeter). My listening impressions confirm that this is the right position as well.

      Best Regards
      Dennis

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      • Re: Skylan stands: light and extremely strong

        Originally posted by A.S. View Post
        Here is a picture I took at THE/CES 2008. Skylan's Noel is standing on one of his stands holding a Monitor 40!
        I Alan,

        I plan to buy Harbeth speakers in the next 2 or 3 weeks.

        A dealer told me in Canada that Harbeth developped a speaker stand specific for Harberth speakers and they plan to have it in the next few weeks, it is true I never heard about it, if so do you have some pictures.


        Thanks

        Madelinot

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        • Re: Stands for your Harbeths

          Detail of the stands you are inquiring about may be found at:

          http://www.planetofsounddistribution...ion/index.html

          Don

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          • Re: Stands for your Harbeths

            Originally posted by Don Leman View Post
            Detail of the stands you are inquiring about may be found at:

            http://www.planetofsounddistribution...ion/index.html

            Don
            Thanks for the information, I think my choice will be Skylan (better looking).

            Madelinot

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            • Re: Stands for your Harbeths

              Originally posted by A.S. View Post
              This thread concerns finding the best stand solutions.
              Are Harbeths (specifically the SHL5) listenable if the speaker is placed directly on a carpeted floor? I imagine the sound is compromised, but how so? Thank you.

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              • Re: Skylan stands

                Originally posted by John Parkyn View Post
                Forgive me if I'm wrong but I've heard a lot of people recommending that Harbeth speakers sit on "Skylan" stands.

                What's special about Skylan stands?

                What other stands are recognized as being good for Harbeths?

                A little tangential here, but here's my question:
                Is the sound affected if the surface of the stand is a bit larger than the bottom of the
                speaker itself? (By 2-3 inches, say.) I would prefer that for a little more stability to prevent the speaker from
                being easily shoved off the stand. I'm refering to SHL5s, but comments on any other
                models are welcome. Would Skylan build one like this if asked? Thanks.

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                • Re: Stands for your Harbeths

                  I decided to make my own stands, modelled after the Skylan stands but in solid wood, with cherry veneer to match Harbeth SHL5s. Black Racing Diamond (BDR) cones are installed on base. From what I understand, the platform should not exceed the base of the speakers, otherwise the sound is compromised. I am not sure of the scientific reasoning, perhaps others more knowledgeable might chime in. The wood is locally called nyatoh, scientific name is Sapotaceae.

                  Best Regards
                  Dennis

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                  • Re: Skylan stands

                    Skylan stands for SHL5s: could someone please tell me what to fill them with?
                    Skylan advised PURINA MAXX kitty litter, but I cannot find this in the U.S.
                    Thank you.

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                    • Re: Stands for your Harbeths

                      I used 4 bags of sand from Home Depot. However, the sand is slightly moist so open the bags and spread the sand out to allow it to dry fully before using it.

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                      • Re: Stands for your Harbeths

                        http://joshinweb.jp/av/883/2098772365555.html


                        anybody have these speaker stands? hope to own a pair. a perfect match for the SHL5.

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                        • Re: Stands for your Harbeths

                          Hi Coredump
                          I also liked the look of these, found nothing on the web so decided to have something similar made up, solid cherry to match, and very pleased with the result.
                          If any other members want the URL of the manufacurer would be glad to help, but I guess Singapore is just a little far from the UK to make it worth shipping !
                          Attached Files

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                          • Re: Stands for your Harbeths

                            the look of the stands simply stir up my desire for it. Loved the retro look; goes well with a Leben amplifier too. definitely, it''ll complement my cherry SHL5 well (cosmetically)

                            1ryal, thanks for the information. I might want to ask carpenter to DIY one similar set too.

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                            • 'Foundation' stands for your Harbeths

                              Harbeth Canada have developed a range of steel stands specifically for the Compact 7 (all types), Super HL5, Monitor 30 and Monitor 40 and 40.1. These are fabricated from lightweight metal, supplied in a self-assembly kit. From Harbeth UK's perspective, these lightweight metal stands are the alternative to the Skylan stands (our long term reference stand solution) and provide a complimentary solution. The Foundation stands are backed-up with easy availability from stock.

                              Sales enquiries should be emailed directly to Foundation stands mailto:[email protected]
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                              Harbeth PR,
                              Harbeth UK

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                              • Re: Stands for your Harbeths

                                Hi everyone
                                a short note to say how happy I am with Noel's Skylan stands: filled with kitty litter they give a rock solid platform to the C7's and, dare I say it, an enhanced and tightened bass response.
                                Highly recommended.
                                Kind Regards
                                Andrew

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