Hello all, I've got a new query. I've been using a Magnepan system for about a year and a half or so now and I decided to check to see if Sound Anchor offered alternative stands for Magnepans. Lo and behold, the kind folks at Sound Anchor do offer some alternative stands, but they are even MORE expensive than the ones I had used on my Vandersteens. Having compared the Vandys with Vandersteen's own speaker stand and with the Sound Anchor alternative--I owned two sets of speakers with each one having a different stand set--I was definitely impressed with the improvement that the Sound Anchors supplied. However, because of how different the speakers are, I'm not sure that changing out the Maggie-supplied stands will necessarily have the same effect. So, does anyone here use Magnepan speakers with the Sound Anchors? What is your impression of the effect of the Sound Anchors on the Maggies? To answer a few likely questions, it isn't exactly that I'm unhappy with the Maggie stands, but from the moment I unpacked them I thought that they were not really all that great (I have a pair of MG1.6's, which have decent stands, and two pairs of MG12's, which have rather underwhelming stands). Also, I have really think carpet, and the Magnepan supplied stands have no spikes, while the Sound Anchors do. Anyway, thanks all for any help and opinions!