IKEA Like I know Racks & Stands

3.67/5 (9 Reviews)


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Black or Silver Adjustable Metal Stands with Weighted base


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by vinylqn69 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 9, 2002

Bottom Line:   
This is a review of the KAXAS Rack. The Kaxas is one interesting piece of furniture. It has a dual purpose: it can be used as a coffee table w/magazine and knicknack storage area, or a very streamlined yet elegant tv stand. The latter of which was my reason for its purchase. For $59.00 regular price, you really can go no wrong. It now supports my 125 pound Philips Widescreen 30" HDTV quite nicely. And the ample glassed-in storage area below holds a VCR, DVD player, or any other component you. The metal leg supports are quite rigid, and without the tv it supports, is quite lightweight for easy mobility.

The only weakness I can think of is its very low profile--I wish it was about a half a foot higher. However, there is also a larger unit--for $79.00--- that's about a few inches less in width.

One added note of trivia: The KAXAS is featured as housing Naomi Watts' television and VCR in the movie, "The Ring" Coincidentally, one might be a little trepidatious having this unit in their owen living room---just leave the VCR out!

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $59.00

Purchased At:   IKEA-San Diego



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Vincent a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 5, 2002

Bottom Line:   
IKEA Timra Audio Video rack for 28 inch tv and 6 components. I just finished assembling this unit and am impressed by the quality build and stylishness. Very heavy wood and metal construction materials and even wood dowels are used to secure the pieces. It takes 2-3 hours to assemble. It holds all my pieces: amp, preamp/processor, CD changer, DVD, VCR, 27" TV and even has plenty of room on top for the center channel speaker. It has casters to move it around when I want to get in back to change wires or components. The design is open architecture -if like to hide your components, this is not for you. My only complaint is the depth is slightly scant forcing the components to hang out an inch or so. Overall nice piece of furniture for the $$.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $299.00

Purchased At:   IKEA



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Matthew a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 11, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I'll admit to buying a black pair of these speaker stands from IKEA. I'm actually using them with my Mission 700s and I'm getting very good sound from them. They're not as bad as they seem but they do the job if you're looking for an inexpensive pair of speaker stands. They cost less than $100 Cdn. for the pair. I should mention that these speaker stands are to be used with either bookshelf or surround speakers. If you need stands for your floor standing speakers then these speaker stands are not for you.

The speaker stands allow the listener to adjust the hight of the stand and the tilting angle of the speakers. The weighted base is heavy but not perfect especially if the floor is not very level. I've placed small pieces of binding material to keep the stands level and stable. One feature that I like about these speaker stands is that the speaker wires can be threaded up the stand to be hidden from view.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Purchased At:   IKEA



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andrew L a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: April 18, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I purchased both the TVING entertainment rack and the STYVVIK (?) speaker stands, so this is a review of both.

The speaker stands are definitely not audiophile grade... they aren't rock stable, you can't sand fill them, and spikes will only make them more unstable. I have the uneasy feeling that they might be robbing some bass response and midrange clarity, I can't be sure. The good part is that they do what they intend to do; hold the speaker off the floor. They are adjustable for any reasonable height, tilt back (if needed) and will hold more than you think. I have a pair of Paradigm Mini Monitors set at 26" and level (not tilted) and am not worried about them falling off. Add some kind of padding or sorbothane to keep them from slipping off. Any larger speaker would look ridiculous, and give your audiophile friends another chance to laugh at you. A word to parents: these things are not child resistant (is anything?)

The TVING rack is a very nice deal, and fits perfectly (cosmetically) with the speaker stands. Television, receiver, and all the sources have a place. Simply put, what Ikea makes is not solid cherry, mortise and tennon, will-to-your-grandkids-'cause-it-lasts-forever type stuff. It is, however, head and shoulders better than anything you will find and Circuit City or Best Buy and at lower cost. Its laminated MDF like the other stuff, but laminated EVERYWHERE. You will not see unfinished material if you look underneath.

In brief, none of this is the same caliber as Target, Bellogetti or the other audio-specific manufacturers. The price is right, and they do their job without straining. I still look forward to a pair of Target speaker stands to see if there is a real sonic difference. Until then, I see no reason to bash these products.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1999



Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Jr. a an Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 29, 1999

Bottom Line:   
Bought these stands to get my satellite speakers off of the entertainment center(too high). I see how placement affects the sound for both music and movies. Before, the sound went above my head and sounded unnatural. Now the soundstage sounds much better and the vocals for movies is even more anchored to the center of the TV.
These stands are totally bargain basement and not very sturdy, but if anyone has alternatives like a home depot solution or different DIY ways of getting speakers to the right listening levels, let's hear the solutions.

What would be good material to place speakers on (concrete, wood) and what makes a decent stand decent (materials used and the way it's put together)?

4 stars for allowing me to hear the difference stands make.
3 for overall build and quality

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