Just wanted to post some super positive experiences in my quest for speaker stands. I bought a pair of Triangle Titus 202 speakers about a month or so back and wanted to get a pair of stands that would complement them. After doing lots of searching, I couldn't find a pair that would sound AND look good. My wife is very much into the whole HT and music obsession, but a good WAF is always something to look for. Anyways, I stumbled across Tyler Acoustics (www.tyleracoustics.com) while surfing Audio Asylum. I decided to give them a call and spoke to Tyler in person (he usually answers the phone). After a couple of calls and very informative conversations--Tyler is very accomodating and friendly, with no hint of hard sell in sight. He is mainly a high-end speaker maker but also happens to make stands and racks. His stands are all CUSTOM MADE TO ORDER. Well, I decided to take a chance and ordered a pair of his Model 3 stands--they are cheaper than his reference stands and Tyler actually recommended these for my Triangles as he thought the Reference stands might be a bit of overkill (the center column in the Reference stands can take up to 50lbs of sand). You can see them here: http://tyleracoustics.home.mindspring.com/stands.html It took about 3 weeks between placing my order and receiving my stands (they arrived on Friday), but boy was it worth it. The stands are gorgeous, incredibly well built and will likely be kept in my system until doomsday. Cost was about $230 shipped, with each stand completely assembled and packed in its own box--very reasonable IMHO as many stands by reputable brands are in this price range (I went with Tyler partly because I'm a bit obsessive about wanting the top plate to match the footprint of the speaker). After a full weekend of listening, I can definitively say that these stands have made a difference in the way that my speakers sound: clearer, slightly more precise and better bass punch. Mind you, the Triangles were no slouch on my old stands, but with the Tyler stands, music just has that much more "in the room" presence. To top it all off, I haven't even filled them with sand yet as I'm moving at the end of the month. This is one of the best investments I've ever made in my system. For $230, I can honestly say that I don't at all feel like I compromised performance for the sake of my budget--possibly the only component in my system that I can say that about.