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    These. I bought six sets last night, I'll see if they are worth the three dollars a set that I paid for them. They look cool, I have always liked the "outrigger" look on speakers.

    I have plans to build three way towers for my mains, and a pair of matching ten inch subwoofers so I bought six sets of them. I will retrograde my existing subwoofer and add a set to the Datum subwoofer if they are worth a crap or not.

    If they can safely hold a sixty or seventy pound speaker is a different story...
    Don't listen to me - I have not sold any $150,000 speakers.

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    Worth it for the spikes alone !.

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    • #3
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      "...flimsy flooring..."? If it's that bad, you have bigger problems than how your speakers sound!:D

      Those look kinda funky. I like the shape of the spike itself. I'll bet the outrigger upper is hollow. If you put 60lbs. on one of them in a torque-ee way it might give, or gouge.
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        These outriggers are pretty sturdy for their size, not saying you should pile a ton of weight on them, but they really are nice for many types and sizes of bookshelf speakers and center speakers! There were several raised notches on the mating surface on the original issues. File sand them off and it's a nice flush fit! The rubber non mark spikes are nice! Ordered 6 sets of them. At one time they were about $14.00 a set. This is a whale of a good deal!
        Last edited by jerryanderson; 01-09-2011, 08:59 AM.

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        • #5
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          I just ordered 10 sets. :D
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          • #6
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            Hey, I like the looks and the price. However, I doubt they are such a good deal
            since I will need to buy $90+ more to get free shipping. :D

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            • #7
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              The spikes are the same ones they had a few years ago. I bought several sets then. I like them, within their limits. Realistically, about 30# per speaker is about as far as you should push them. If they are on carpet, moving heavy speakers on them can be a problem. Individually, they are not strong enough to "walk" speakers across the floor.

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              • #8
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                I'm very glad that PE has these again, they really give cabinets a finished, high-class and high-tech look.



                I used the former buyouts from several years ago on the above subwoofer module for my brother in law, and I'm really happy with how they look. They look good against wood, and the matte, slightly textured finish on the black part contrasts well against the black also. These are difficult items to DIY, they would probably take a lot of work to get similarly professional results.

                I remember several conversations here where many of us expressed a desire to see these back available again, and PE listened!

                Yeah PE!

                TomZ

                Edit: I just bought 12 or so sets, and a couple of the new 3" RS full rangers. Just cause I'm homeless doesn't mean I can't still have a little fun!
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                • #9
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                  They look really nice I wish I'd seen them when I was buying spikes for my current projects. :o

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                  • #10
                    Re: Buyout spikes...

                    Would 4 of these be able to support a 100 lbs floorstanding tower?

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                    • #11
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                      No way. 30# per speaker max. I tried them on speakers that are about 60#, knowing they would not likely work, and sure enough, they snapped easily with a slight lateral stress.

                      Originally posted by iskandam View Post
                      Would 4 of these be able to support a 100 lbs floorstanding tower?

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by nbuk View Post
                        Worth it for the spikes alone !.
                        The spikes alone use 1/4 X 28 threads. Uncommon. Hard to find something to accept them that also lends itself to speaker use.

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                          thanks for the heads-up
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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by maynardg View Post
                            No way. 30# per speaker max. I tried them on speakers that are about 60#, knowing they would not likely work, and sure enough, they snapped easily with a slight lateral stress.
                            Ah that's such a shame. I've been looking for outrigger-type speaker spikes that don't cost an arm and a leg to accommodate tall and heavy towers :(

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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by iskandam View Post
                              Ah that's such a shame. I've been looking for outrigger-type speaker spikes that don't cost an arm and a leg to accommodate tall and heavy towers :(
                              Bah, they're just something else to trip over. :D
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