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Genelec speaker stands too tall

tomota123, modified 11 Years ago.

Genelec speaker stands too tall

Youngling Posts: 4 Join Date: 6/28/11 Recent Posts
dear Guys,

Good day!

I am a home user of Genelec. I've recently bought a pair of Genelec speaker stands (8000-409B) and installed my 8040a directly onto them without the stand plates. The reason I am not using the stand plates because I am afraid my daughter could accidentally knock the speakers off the stands.

The problem I have with the stands is the height of the speakers are very tall and even above my head when I am sitting in the sofa. I was trying to pull out the longer poles and cut them short according to the height of my listening position. However, it seems that the poles can't be taken out for any modification. What should I do now? May I have some advices? Thanks!

Best regards,
ilkka-rissanen, modified 11 Years ago.

Re: Genelec speaker stands too tall

Yoda Posts: 2564 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts
Hello Frankie,

Unfortunately it is not possible to easily modify those stands. They are professional stands which are designed to carry heavy loads, therefore their construction is not easily modifiable.

I admit that the minimum height of 950 mm is sometimes too high for home use. But usually people go around this by using stand plates and tilting the speakers down. You could try this too (the stand plate holds the speaker quite firmly so I wouldn't worry about knocking it down accidentally) or look at some other, more HiFi oriented speaker stands.