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Genelec 8361 speaker stands

Pearljam5000

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Eventually. I have only listened to them a little bit. Have not set up GLM yet. I don't have a music source other than the TV hooked up to them at the moment. I wasn't planning on getting these, but I found a black pair that was in stock, and I was afraid that Genelec might increase prices like everyone else has. I thought that I couldn't do any better than these and decided to get them. Unfortunately, they are too ugly to be in our main living room so they are in a spare bedroom right now.
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I kind of like their design, they look different than anything else.
 

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I own the K&M 26795 which are the same as the 26791 except have a much more reasonable minimum height setting (look into the 26791 height range before you buy and make sure the speakers when placed on them will have a good tweeter height.

The stands are extremely stable. They are the least top-heavy stands I’ve ever seen. I have only used them with my 8351’s so far, where their stability almost feels like excessive overkill. But I’m sure the 8361s would be quite sufficiently stable on them. I doubt you’ll find a more stable stand out there.

The least stable part of the whole thing is how the speakers ”attach” to the mount plate: they don’t latch on in any way but the feet have holes that sit on pegs in the stand plate. It works fairly well, but with nothing else securing them I would worry about the speakers toppling off the stand plate before the stand itself topples over. So to be extra secure you may want to use blu-tack, or even just some twisty ties to strongly secure each foot to the stand plate.

Is it possible to rotate the top plate horizontally as I would angle the monitors at the MLP but want the foot of the stand to be aligned with the wall? Having the foot rotating along with the speaker would make it the corners stick more into the room.

Do you have a typo in your post as to which stand is the shortest? From K&M specs the 26791 has a minimum height of 644 mm while the 26795 has a minimum height of 794 mm.


 
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Is it possible to rotate the top plate horizontally as I would angle the monitors at the MLP but want the foot of the stand to be aligned with the wall? Having the foot rotating along with the speaker would make it the corners stick more into the room.

Do you have a typo in your post as to which stand is the shortest? From K&M specs the 26791 has a minimum height of 644 mm while the 26795 has a minimum height of 794 mm.


I have the 26791 stands with Genelec 8260-450B speaker plates in my home theater. There is no provision to rotate the top plate or adjustable height pole to 'toe-in' the monitors to the MLP, so the entire stand must rotate. The minimum height of the 26791's is indeed shorter than the 26795 stands.
 

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I have the 26791 stands with Genelec 8260-450B speaker plates in my home theater. There is no provision to rotate the top plate or adjustable height pole to 'toe-in' the monitors to the MLP, so the entire stand must rotate. The minimum height of the 26791's is indeed shorter than the 26795 stands.

Thanks! I'm considering buying the 8361A for my living room (doubles as home theatre) and as they are heavy a proper stand is needed. Possibly I could drill an extra hole in the adjustable height pole to compensate for the toe-in while still not have any bearing weight problems for the 8361A.
 
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Thanks! I'm considering buying the 8361A for my living room (doubles as home theatre) and as they are heavy a proper stand is needed. Possibly I could drill an extra hole in the adjustable height pole to compensate for the toe-in while still not have any bearing weight problems for the 8361A.
The poles are thick, powder coated steel. But by progressively stepping up through the appropriate bit sizes, it should be possible to drill the necessary holes.

I have an 8361 center channel and ordered two more for L/R in my home theater.
 

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Just to close this out in case somebody has the question in the future. The stands are amazing. They are very solid and I have no concerns about tipping over in any realistic scenario. The base plate is bigger than I envisioned, and the post is very substantial -- pictures make the stands look less substantial than they are. Even the "nubs" that the isopod rests on are about ¾" in diameter. Overall they are really nice. Thanks to all who answered above. For the record, I got the shorter stands and they are almost in the lowest possible setting (about 28" high which puts the tweeters at about 40" or so. Will fine tune it but mentioning this because @echopraxia had a great suggestion to get the shorter stand.
Thanks for the report! As noted later, the 26791 is shorter, and is the one you have, correct? I think I am also aiming for 40" tweeter height.

26791
644-1044mm
25" to 41"

26795
794-1344mm
31" to 53"

(plus roughly 12" from bottom of pod to tweeter)
 
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Thanks for the report! As noted later, the 26791 is shorter, and is the one you have, correct? I think I am also aiming for 40" tweeter height.

26791
644-1044mm
25" to 41"

26795
794-1344mm
31" to 53"

(plus roughly 12" from bottom of pod to tweeter)
Yes. I have the 26791 which seems plenty for home use (sitting on a normal sofa or chair).
 

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The poles are thick, powder coated steel. But by progressively stepping up through the appropriate bit sizes, it should be possible to drill the necessary holes.

I have an 8361 center channel and ordered two more for L/R in my home theater.
I was thinking of doing a gradual upgrade to genelec speakers, possibly starting with the 8361a center. Is that what you did? Is it something you'd recommend, say, if I needed only a center speaker at the moment?
 
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