Intro: Space-saving Studio Monitors/Speakers Stands
1. Studio monitors not at ear level
2. wasted desk real estate
- Speaker stands that clamp to the side of the desk!
Step 1: Materials
- Ikea EKBY TÖRE brackets x 4
- screws, or of appropriate sizes according to EKBY TÖRE instruction.
- 8 in x 24 in shelf, or something of appropriate dimension for your speaker footprint.
- 1 roll of non-slip drawer liner
- [optional] sand paper, masking tape and spray paint
- The Ikea brackets have a max. load of 33 lb. Make sure your monitor/speaker is within the weight limit.
Step 2: Measure, Cut & Paint
1. Measure the length and width of your speaker. In my case, around 7 in x 7.9 in for the M-Audio BX5a.
2. Measure the length of the XLR or 1/4" TS connector coming out of the back of the speaker to accomodate for space clearance if necessary.
3. Cut board/shelf slightly larger than the footprint of the speaker. In my case, 7.5 in x 8 in rectangles.
4. Optionally sand and spray-paint the parts. Remember to take out the clamps prior to painting.
Step 3: Assemble!
- Assemble each speaker stand according to the EKBY TÖRE instructions.
- I intentionally offseted the shelf forward by about 0.75 inch for more clearance toward the back of the speaker stands; allowing more spacing against the back wall.
Step 4: Finish
I added 2 layers of non-slip liner between the speakers and the speaker stands to provide stability and a bit of sound dampening.
1. Cut non-slip toolbox drawer liner to the size of the speaker stand. in my case roughly 7.5 in x 8 in.
2. Clamp speaker stands to desk, place liners on top and finally position and calibrate speakers!
Enjoy great music!