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What are these stands?

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  • What are these stands?

    Hi there,

    Could any body tell me which stands these are?

    Many thanks
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  • #2
    Speaker stand identified.

    They are SP-1s made in Germany by liedtke metalldesign . Their web site is very comprehensive and equally confusing!

    but they came be purchased from this site... I think! http://www.edles-in-edelstahl.deYou'll find a pic somewhere.


    • #3
      German made?

      Could be something made by the German firm Liedtke Metal Design. See:


      • #4
        Other stands?

        A-ha! Thanks guys.. yes very confusing website, and my Chrome translator doesn't seem to like it either. I can gather those stands are between 4-500 euros though - very nice, any one here used them?

        On a much cheaper note, has anyone tried the Atacama SL series?

        Many thanks


        • #5
          Atacama value

          I've not personally used them but its always seemed to me that the Atacama range is very good value for what you get .


          • #6
            Atakama for me

            Agreed. I think I'm going to take the plunge and go for the Atacamas for now. Looks like a great, sturdy, simple stand with a top and bottom plate of 300mm width and depth. Excellent value for money.

            If anyone else out there has tried them do let me know.

            Many thanks.


            • #7
              The three shown in the picture look just right for (high to low) Compact 7's, SHL 5's, and Monitor 40's. Fill them up with kitty litter a la Noel at Skylan and you're in business!


              • #8
                Good choice, forgot to add that KJ West One in London who are Harbeth dealers carry and recommend them.


                • #9
                  Thanks guys. I'm meeting at KJ West One next week so I'll report back once I have them.


                  • #10

                    Say hello to David from KJ (the guy who believes in Krell + Harbeth), from the architect of Budapest.

                    Soon, I will propose some new stand aproach... stay tuned!


                    • #11
                      Ikea - perfect stands ...

                      Still working hard on new stands (as promised).
                      But until then I found the version "balsa" (bamboo actually is) Nesna from IKEA.
                      There is no cheaper and elegant version for only 7 pounds each.
                      For those who want to try, must know that decoupling between speaker and stand is by 3 points.