Sanus Foundations BF16b Speaker Stand - BF16B

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design problems

on 4/15/2008

I had email with Sanus about three design problems I found: _________ 1. After assembly there is a rather large gap between the front pillars on both of the stands. This is not shown on your box, on either of the 2 images on the Sanus web site, or on buy.com. Considering the effort made to design the stands so that speaker wire is hidden from a rear view by the vinyl inserts, somehow I doubt that this gap is normal. Is it normal, or is my set showing a manufacturing defect? ANSWER: "it is normal to have the gap between the pillars" and "I have a pair of the BF31 speaker stands and I used little strips of tape to hold the wire to the pillar. You can not even tell that there is a wire. I used black electrical tape because it is black and does not hurt the finish of the pillar." _________ 2. I cannot get the top plate screws flush down to the plate surface. I guess I could try pushing harder but I'm afraid of cracking the 'wood'. Oddly, there are recesses designed into the base for the screws there to go in flush or better. That isn't needed there, but in the top plate (where it would be desirable) the recesses are missing. I intend to mount the speakers with some tack, so for me I doubt the top plate screw heads will really be an issue. NO ANSWER _________ 3. Then there's the speaker wire holes in the top plates, basically right in the center. My speakers are 7.5 inches deep, with the wire posts in the normal rear position. I don't see how the wires can go down those holes without snaking down beneath the speakers. They may just squeak through the gap caused by my tack mounting, but then the wires will have an unwanted 90-degree bend. A better design would be rear-facing slots in the top plates to snake wires through. Or do you have an idea? NO ANSWER _________IF you can live with these design issues, the stands are otherwise well made and sturdy, and a pretty good value. BUY does have the best price too. Read More

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Excellent value!

on 6/19/2013

I recently ordered a set of these little guys and I think they are great, especially if you get them for less than $30 like I did. They assembled perfectly, feel sturdy, and are of good quality construction. With respect to the poor review below, a few things to note: 1.) The gap between the pillars is normal. If the pillars touched, they could vibrate and rattle during use. The gap is of good, thoughtful design. 2.) The top plates DO have the recessed screw holes for flush mounting the screws. You need to install these in the correct orientation to see them. 3.) The hole in the center of the top plate of the stand is clearly not intended for the speaker wire (without smashing the wires with a speaker). The speaker wire runs up the hole in the bottom plate (if on spikes), through the pillar, then out the top of the vinyl pillar gap in the back, then up to the speaker. Simple as that. The only way these would be any better would be if they were constructed out of solid wood and came preassembled. However, you cannot have that for $25-$30. These are worth every penny of that. I used mine on a pair of Pioneer/Andrew Jones SP-FS52 speakers to make them taller as one was hiding behind a sofa arm. I did this by removing the factory Pioneer bases (you initially install these out of the box). I then modified the top plate of the stands by drilling holes to line up with the original Pioneer base screw holes. Once that was done, I was able to securely fasten the stands to the towers with the original Pioneer base screws. This setup is fully secure and in my opinion, it looks and sounds better this way. I would recommend these stands to anyone. Read More

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Product Overview

With Basic Foundations, Sanus proves that affordable loudspeaker supports do not have to be devoid of quality, performance and style. Basic Foundations are among the first wood loudspeaker supports to combine furniture grade appearance and up-scale audio performance and blend with any home theater decor or A/V furniture.

The construction begins with energy-absorbing MDF, not particle board. Add to that, features like ABS plastic spikes, a concealed wire path and neoprene speaker isolation pads, and you've got a sound foundation for your speakers. Plus the powder-coated black finish blends seamlessly into most any setting.

Specifications

Manufacturer Sanus
Mfg Part# BF16B
SKU 90049754
UPC 793795260031
UPC 14 00793795260031
Features
Product Type Speaker Stand / Speaker Stand
Total Number of Shelves 2 / 2
Height 16" / 16"
Width 11.5" / 11.5"
Depth 11" / 11"
Color Black / Black
Brand Name Sanus / Sanus
Manufacturer Sanus Systems / Sanus Systems
Product Model BF16b / BF16b
Product Name BF16b Basic Foundations Speaker Stand / BF16b Basic Foundations Speaker Stand
Product Line Foundations / Foundations
Manufacturer Part Number BF16b / BF16b
Material Wood / Wood
Tech Specs
Product Type Speaker Stand
Manufacturer Part Number BF16b
Manufacturer Website Address www.milestone.com
Manufacturer Milestone AV Technologies
Product Model BF16b
Product Name BF16b Basic Foundations Speaker Stand
Product Line Foundations
Brand Name Sanus
Additional Information Top plate capacity: 25 lbs
Compatibility Medium to large bookshelf speakers
Material Wood
Color Black

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