Sanus BF16B Foundations 16" Speaker Stand Pair
Sanus BF16B Foundations 16" Speaker Stand Pair is rated out of 5 by 25.
Rated 4 out of 5
from "Tap" the holes first...After reading what others had written about assembling these stands, I decided to "tap" each of the eight holes in the two vertical support pieces prior to assembling the stands. Just take one of the screws, lube the threads with a little bar soap, and run it into each of the holes and then back out using a manual Phillips screwdriver. Once you've done this, assemble according to the instructions, and do not use a power screwdriver or drill. These are just basic stands, functional but not especially "pretty". They also aren't for real big speakers - I have Dynaco A-25s sitting on mine, and that's probably near the practical upper limit of what they'll support. I'm happy enough with these stands that I'll probably order another pair for the AR4xs in the back bedroom.
Date published: 2013-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5
from Met my expectations well.Used a manual screwdriver and no issues with splitting. Have used them for two weeks and they have held up fine. Pleasing appearance. Very satisfied.
Date published: 2012-12-30
Rated 3 out of 5
from Yes they'll crackI bought a pair of these many years ago from another vendor for more than twice the price ... HOWEVER ... they were naturally finished oak with metal spikes. When I need some stands for the bedroom I looked on both sites and they were exactly the same, except PE was 1/2 the price ... Although it's the same vendor, different materials; some sort of compressed wood and plastic spikes.Having read the other reviews, I was assuming the holes weren't drilled deep enough, as this happened to me on some furniture in the past. So I went one size down from the 1/8" pilot hole and drilled deeper, attached the first two legs and they cracked.Back to the shop, redrilled the 1/8" hole, then inserted the screw and backed it out, i.e. tapped the hole ... this seemed to help. Otherwise I did what everyone else did, glued the cracks, wrapped black electrical tape and spray painted after the glue dried ... and just like everyone else ... they work great, do what they're supposed to and really good value.I know there are a lot of geeks on this site much smarter than me but here's my $.02. I think this wood it too hard for these coarse screws, so instead of cutting into the wood, they push is apart. If I had it to do over I'd either:#a# actually tap the screw holes,#b# try a finer thread screw and finally,#c# put inserts in and use machine screws.
Date published: 2012-08-15
Rated 1 out of 5
from Parts cracked on assemblyA nice looking speaker stand that unfortunately cracked on assembly. There is a design flaw such that when the screws are put in from the top and bottom, the front vertical supports crack at each end. This happened on two of the four supports. I touched them up with magic marker but they still look lousy. It's so inexpensive that I'm not going to bother shipping them back and just live with the cracks.
Date published: 2012-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5
by DRUMS FOR FUN
from **JUST STANDS**YES! JUST STANDS-- They do what they say.Hold the position of the speaker at just the right level.The quality is great. They are very easy to build, in fact my 15 year old son built them himself.They even hide the wiring inside!I give them a true thumbs up!! Great product-Great price!!You've done it again P E !!
Date published: 2012-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5
from Good, cheap standRead the directions! Uprights will split if overtightened; mine did because I didn't read directions and I overtightened the screws. No big problem since I used epoxy to strenghten joints. Stand is OK for 25 bucks. Made in Malaysia, if that's important to you.
Date published: 2011-09-21