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Has anyone tried these with extended heritage models? I did a forums search and not much came up. I have to replace risers on Chorus II so I thought about stands but there aren't many platform type stands in the 3.5" to 6" range. I'm not interested in building my own nor having custom stands made. Also, I like the theory behind the IsoAcoustics stands. Any comments are appreciated.

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attached is a photo of a pair of Forte lll on a pair of four post Skylan Stands. You want to position the loudspeaker so that the centre of the mid horn (and not the tweeter) is at your seated ear level this will result in the smoothest possible response along with the best stage and image.

 

http://www.skylanstands.com/

Klipsch Forte 3 on Skylan Stands.JPG

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3 hours ago, veloceleste said:

Has anyone tried these with extended heritage models? I did a forums search and not much came up. I have to replace risers on Chorus II so I thought about stands but there aren't many platform type stands in the 3.5" to 6" range. I'm not interested in building my own nor having custom stands made. Also, I like the theory behind the IsoAcoustics stands. Any comments are appreciated.

I have Iso Acoustic stands for my KEF LS 50s in my office - they are awesome but are only good up to 60 lbs - Chorus ii weigh over 80 lbs - so I do not think they would work for that application

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2 hours ago, moray james said:

attached is a photo of a pair of Forte lll on a pair of four post Skylan Stands. You want to position the loudspeaker so that the centre of the mid horn (and not the tweeter) is at your seated ear level this will result in the smoothest possible response along with the best stage and image.

 

http://www.skylanstands.com/

Klipsch Forte 3 on Skylan Stands.JPG

Thanks. I've seen that picture before and they look great but way more than I'm willing to spend. 

28 minutes ago, Fido said:

I have Iso Acoustic stands for my KEF LS 50s in my office - they are awesome but are only good up to 60 lbs - Chorus ii weigh over 80 lbs - so I do not think they would work for that application

Thanks. IsoAcoustics do make a stand that will support up to 100 lbs. The old version (still available) is 5.5" high and the new version is 3.5" high. According to the company the new version does a better job of isolation and is the same height as original risers. The old version would get me closer to Moray James' recommendation for height though. Decisions, decisions.....Thanks agin to both for your replies.

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Cut down a milk crate to the proper height.

 

I know you are not looking for DIY project but its easy,cheap and works well.

 

Felt feet on top and bottom will prevent surface marring.

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My opinion is that I'm a fan of continuous solid surfaces to allow the expanding waves' uninterrupted growth / development.  In that vein, I don't "grok" a less-than-solid coupling of the cabinet to the floor.  If I had a pair of Chorus speakers with compromised risers and I didn't want to fashion replacements, I'd remove them and set the cabinets directly on the floor.

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Risers work best in conjunction with a subwoofer.

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I have iso on ALL of my speakers and subs. I live and listen on a suspended floor  on joists above  a garage.  If I was on a slab I would not choose to decouple. I would suggest the sub ones for your chorus. I’ve placed my heresy 3 on other ones that looked wobbly but work and completely stable.

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On 6/19/2019 at 12:38 PM, veloceleste said:

Thanks. I've seen that picture before and they look great but way more than I'm willing to spend. 

Thanks. IsoAcoustics do make a stand that will support up to 100 lbs. The old version (still available) is 5.5" high and the new version is 3.5" high. According to the company the new version does a better job of isolation and is the same height as original risers. The old version would get me closer to Moray James' recommendation for height though. Decisions, decisions.....Thanks agin to both for your replies.

I suggest that if you are handy you can build your own stands and the Skylan is an excellent model to fashion a clone from.

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Yes, a very good read.  Thank you.

 

Amazing how changes can be heard when they're wanted and not heard when they're not wanted, but measurement bears true witness.

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15 hours ago, jason str said:

Good read about those isolation products.   >here<

Thanks. It is a good read. I do believe though it is not the whole story. I think I'm going to get some of these for stands and cover the top with some sort of material like felt. When put back to  back the dimensions are almost perfect as is the height. Cheap too!

https://www.pavestone.com/retaining-walls/RockWall-Large/798

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6 hours ago, veloceleste said:

It is a good read. I do believe though it is not the whole story. 

 

What, in your opinion, was left out?

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1 hour ago, glens said:

 

What, in your opinion, was left out?

I don't know.  When I say that I just don't mean the above referenced article. There are so many variables that we as "sophisticated" listeners can't, don't or won't accept, may or may not understand,  be measurable or unmeasurable, and how they create that we perceive is what makes this endevour so provocative to some. It is art and science and the in the end it was what the user prefers. 

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I find it amusingly interesting that most of the improvements described (in the snippets provided in the article) as results of decoupling the speakers are almost verbatim the improvements usually described as results of spiking speakers that had been sitting on padded carpeting!  It's utterly impossible for the same improvements to be achieved by anchoring a previously-floating speaker as by floating a previously-anchored speaker.  This, in particular, is a perfect example of expectation bias being debunked by careful measurement; as well one of careful measurement being decried by those who "know what they heard."

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