In order to get the best possible sound from your speaker stands, it is recommended that the main vertical columns are partially filled with a high density inert filler .
By using Atabites you will reduce ringing and give a sonically dead platform from which to position bookshelf style speakers.
Featuring new zinc coated steel micro-discs, the Atabite SMD-Z 7HD inert filler has a uniformed range of particulate sizes ( 2-4mm diameter) giving consistent sonic performance. The Zinc coating adds mass, protects the filler from both oxidization and degradation while enhancing the visual aesthetics.We are even known to paint them in Satin Black on one side if production time allows! (purely aesthetic, does not make any difference to the performance, will not be seen when the Atabites are installed into the speaker stands, but looks nice in the tub!).
PLEASE NOTE- Atabites are supplied by weight, not volume. (7 KG tubs). Some settling of contents may occur in transit.
As a guide, each 1.8L tub contains approximately 1,6L of Atabites. As a comparison, 1.6L of typical dry *beach sand would weigh less than 2.5KG.
Maximum approximate weight of Atabites that can be used for each pair of Atacama speaker stands:-
Atabite Information ESSENTIAL HIFI-AUDIO PRO-STUDIO
NEXXUS 200 5.32kg 9.37kg 13.43kg
NEXXUS 300 8.18kg 14.43kg 20.69kg
NEXXUS 400 11.05kg 19.49kg 27.95kg
NEXXUS 500 13.92kg 24.56kg 35.21kg
NEXXUS 600 16.8kg 29.65kg 42.50kg
NEXXUS 700 19.67kg 34.70kg 49.73kg
NEXXUS 1000 28.28kg 49.89kg 71.51kg
Nexus 5, Moseco 5, =6.8KG,
Nexus 6, Moseco 6, Duo 6, =8.4KG
Nexus 7, Moseco 7, Duo 7, =9.84KG
Nexus10, Moseco 10, =14.14KG
Moseco/Ensign CC series, as Nexus, with corresponding leg height.(single stand)
SLX1000=56.56KG (SL series, as SLX)
HMS1.1 & Moseco XL 500mm=30.8KG
HMS1.1 & Moseco XL 600mm=44.53KG
HMS2.1 & HMS2X-600=85KG
Apollo Cyclone 5= 6.8KG
Apollo Cyclone 6= 8.4KG
Apollo Cyclone 7= 9.84KG
NOT suitable for Aurora 6 Speaker stands.
To get the best possible sound from your speaker stands, it is recommended that the main vertical columns are partially filled with a high-density inert filler.
By adding Atabites, you will reduce stand ringing and give a tune-able platform from which to set up you bookshelf speakers.
The amount of filler to use will depend on the speakers, cables, speaker positioning, hifi component match, room acoustics and what sonic characteristics the listener is looking for.
The more Atabites used, the more depth of bass, detail and defined sound stage should be heard.
However, overfilling can dull the stands causing detail and mid-range to soften, so experiment with the amount used to match the speaker stands to your specific requirements.
As a rule, half to two thirds full gives the best results.
Filler can be used with non-Atacama/Apollo speaker stands but check suitability first with the stand manufacturer.
Atabite SMD-HD Conversion
Amount: 1 litre (L) of volume
Equals: 4.18 kilograms (kg - kilo) in weight
*Beach Sand Conversion
Amount: 1 litre (L) of volume
Equals: 1.53 kilograms (kg - kilo) in weight
Weights and volumes quoted are approximate as some settling of contents will occur.