Anyone put Totem Forests on platforms?


The soundstage appears a bit low and I am thinking about putting them on maple platforms with something like hockey pucks underneath. Anybody raise these speakers? I tried putting them on books but it did not really given the unevenness of the books and the ball bearings under the claws. Thanks
rspark
Use the existing speaker feet and try raking the speakers back a touch. Are you listening in the near field?
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DO YOU HAVE WOOD FLOORS OR CARBET BECAUSE WILL CARBET WILL ABSORB THE SOUND AND THE GOES WITH THE WALLS IF YOU HAVE A LOT OF WINDOWS YOU WILL LOSE A LOT OF SOUND. IHAVE THEIR
TOP THREE MODELS AND THE FOREST SOUND GO BUT THEY DO NOT
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Not sure what was meant by "raking the speakers back", could you explain Brf. With regard to other comments/questions, I do have wood floors and I am sitting about 8 feet from the speakers. Was considering platforms like the Timbernation platforms. Tanks for your suggestons, Richard
Other than the cost I can't think of a reason to try it. I use a maple block under my sub with excellent results. Liked it so much I put my speakers up on plinths as well. It worked well for me. In fact just the other day I switched back for comparison. There is a definite advantage with the plinths. Check my system page for a pic.
I believe the "rake" would mean tilt them back.
Using the threaded spiked feet, have the front spikes threaded longer (higher) that the back spikes shorter (lower) which will cause the speakers to tilt upwards (rake) towards the listener.
Steve Blinderman made me some realy fantastic platforms for my Totem Forests that were quite inexepnsive (less than the Mapleshade solution, and custom made to the dimensions of the speakers and the finish I required). They had been sitting on carpet (with the built in "claws" isolation footers). The platforms substantially improved sound quality and the speakers actually looked better on the platforms. Also, I recommend mass loading the speakers. The mass loaded speakers on top of the stands were quite stable.
Maple is better than nothing buit I think it works best as shelving for racks.Compare it to cheap cement paving blocks which aren't as good (read they have different resonant frequency) and better more substantive stone like slate or marble.

If you have wood floors I would go with Soundanchors.Nothing beats getting isolation with points and some mass brought with heavy iron.Use large points in front and smaller ones in back.Call Bob Warzalla at SA,Nobody knows more about speaker stands and platforms than he does.
Chazz
Uh...I'm an idiot. It's Steve Blinn, not Steve Blinderman (SORRY Steve!).

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