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I have been reading some descriptions in the Hi-Fi Choice Awards issue and having a laugh to myself.

Best Equipment Support - ...the eye opening clarity, rock solid imagery and dynamic scaling...

Best Speaker Stand - ...the sound is warm and rich, without overprojection but with real bass authority and first rate dynamic range...

Is it me or are these absurd descriptions of an inert piece of kit. These descriptions are fine for an amp or CD player or even a cable but ahumble stand?

 

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ClassikFan wrote:

No he was not on the judging panel, but Richard Black was?
But did RB write it up? I quite like the guy and like to think that kind of dross would make his eyes roll. Mind you he is a journo so anythings possible.
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hifiwigwam wrote:

ClassikFan wrote:
No he was not on the judging panel, but Richard Black was?
But did RB write it up? I quite like the guy and like to think that kind of dross would make his eyes roll. Mind you he is a journo so anythings possible.
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I quite liked him until I got that free CD with HFC a few months ago with him trying to retune my ears, so now I think him capable of daft journalism also.
 

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how do they test them, hit em with a hammer or what? do speaker stands sound the same with any speaker stuck on them, do racks of any description do anything other than keep gear off the floor?.

 

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We should have our awards for non sense journalism. And actually buy a trophy, get it engraved and send it off to them!

Who's up for it? might need to start a fresh thread for this.

 

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yes journalists who write such nonsenseare almost as daft as hi-fi nerds who sit in their sheds making their own interconnects!

 

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Not all speaker stands work the same with all speakers. Some speakers prefer light open stands, whilst others need heavy damped stands to work their best.

So how they can recommend one stand above another is nonsense :Not Sure:

Mind you their descriptions show that a degree in Media Studies wasn't a complete waste
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did he burn his fingers on a soldering iron in his shed last night:dunno:

 

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hifiwigwam wrote:

We should have our awards for non sense journalism. And actually buy a trophy, get it engraved and send it off to them!Who's up for it? might need to start a fresh thread for this.
yes we should, start a new sticky thing, and go for the annual wigwam egg on face award, presentation at easter of course.
 

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I am thinking of taking up HiFi Journalism myself.

It can't be that difficult to sit an listen to music all day and then write about it! Nice work if you can get it.

My readers would probably get bored with me describing stuff as nice or not nice though as I don't have a degree in media studies and would be unable to express myself sufficently well.
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Come now Stuart, I thought you had an "O" level in bullshit being in the printing trade
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To describe loudspeaker stands as having a sound that’s applicable to whatever loudspeaker is placed upon them is a little daft. However if you do couple a loudspeaker to a stand then, in effect, the stand becomes part of the loudspeaker and in this way will influence cabinet colourations and this is audible.

In instances where the loudspeaker enclosure is under damped (will continue to vibrate after the stimulus to do so has ceased) coupling to a heavy mass loaded stand is a good thing. Usually only applies to beer-budget loudspeakers.

In all other instances where loudspeaker enclosures are braced and/or damped (the knuckle test will suffice) it’s preferable IMO to de-couple the loudspeaker from the stand with some sort of acoustically lossy material.

 
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speaker stands will make a difference. but equipment supports will only make a difference under a record player. under amp cd etc, there will be no change in sound at all.

 

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I think that a better stand will makea difference for my CD player. Only because it's susceptible to vibrations and sometimes skips on the LACK table it's on.

I cannot imagne that a stand will make any difference to a solid state tuner.

 
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i have made my own wall mounting for my equipment and it works fine. keeps it away from floor vibrations. job done for 30 quid.

 

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