Monitors secure on stands

I ordered a new pair of Dynaudio Focus 140's and matching stands. They should be in early next week. Unlike the Paradigm Studio 40 v.3's that I am replacing the 140's do not fasten to the stands. We regularly have small children visiting so having speakers secured to the stands gives me peace of mind.
I have a friend that is an excellent wood worker who says he can install threaded inserts in the bottom of the 140's. I can then drill holes in the top plate of the stands to fasten them.
Will this lessen the resale value of the speakers when upgrade time rolls around? Any other good suggestions?
Hello, great choice in speakers. The 140 is a great one and is starting to catch on in the market. I hear you on the fixed mounting problem you are up against. Personally, I think all monitors should have threaded inserts to mount to aftermarket stands.

There are a couple of options you have; try "blue tack" or any of the tacking strips at your home improvement stores. These are often used for securing picture frames to walls to eliminate vibration and keeping them level. It does a pretty good job of tacking things down without harming your finish. This will keep you safe in an event the speaker is bumped, but it will not keep them from falling off if they take a direct impact hit.

Yes, if you add threaded inserts to your speakers it will hurt your resale value. Of course it also depends how good of job was done doing it too.
I agree with Ttowntony. If I was in the market, I would steer clear or expect a big discount if inserts are added. Also, I used Blue-Tac to fasten GMA Europas, and Totem Mani-2s to the stands. It does a good job without damaging or blemishing the speakers. If bumped, they will hold on if you apply it right; however, if there's a head-on collision that topples the stand and everything they will separate, but then . . . this may be a good thing.
I agree with everything that has been said thus far. I will not buy speakers that have had anything done to them, especially with holes drilled in them. I think, though, that with the right stand, there is much less chance to topple over. I know that my stands have a good foundation, and weigh quite a bit. It would take a lot for a young one to push it over.

On another note, I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on those speakers. I was considering them myself, but have not had a chance to hear them. If you get a chance, drop me an email and let me know your thoughts.
I used heavy duty velcro from Home depot. Never had a problem,
even when I decided to sell the speakers, the velcro peeled off the bottom of the speakers without issue.
I called our local Lowe's and craft/ art stores and none have Blue Tack. They have other brands of what sounds like the same type of material. Sound okay?
Absolutley, there are many alternate brands of "Tac", any of them would be fine.
I wouldn't use Blu-Tak. I've heard they can discolor and harm the finish of a speaker's hardwood veneer.

Over the years, I've used artists's kneaded erasers to fasten monitors to metal stands. They are maliable, gray erasers kind of like Silly Putty that can be shaped, stretched or compressed into any shape. One eraser can be sectioned into four pieces, enough for one speaker, then you just roll each piece up like a semi-dry snot and place it near each of the corners of the monitor. When the speaker is placed on them they flatten out like little gray pancakes and secure the speakers ot the stand. The erasers contain a fine powder in them that prevents them from drying out and hardening for literally decades, and this powder also prevents the them from ever becoming sticky or gooey. I have kneaded erasers from the mid 1970s scattered throughout my art supplies that are still completely usable. Just pull and stretch them for a few seconds and they become clean and maliable like brand new erasers.

For years I've used them to attach ProAc and Sonus Faber monitors to shot-filled stands and they hold the speakers very securely. With the stands filled they can weigh almost 40 pounds, but even when I've accidentally hit the speakers, they didn't fall off or come unattached. The whole unit speaker and stand just wobbled a bit. It was as if the stand and speaker was a single unit! After a few years when it came time to remove the speakers from the stands it took some careful rocking and prying, but they came off and the rosewood finish was absolutely perfect! There were a few rogue boogers here and there, but they clean up very easily and you're left with a perfectly clean hardwood finish.

Just about any art store will carry them and they come packaged like large gray butter pads wrapped in plastic. I think they are the best choice because they firmly secure the speaker to the stand and when removed leave no trace at all. The only thing more secure is screwing the speaker to the stand. Have a look.
I attach my Europas to the Osiris stands with blu-tack. You can actually grab the top of the speaker and the whole speaker/stand combo tips. Very secure. Of course with the Europas I dont have to worry about veneer!
Valinar, look for the yellow stuff by 3M. I think even Wal Mart carries it. I have never seen Blu-tack locally, I ordered mine online.
A few rounds of duct tape should do the job:)