What are characteristics of a good speaker stand?

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  1. Tyler Cookson

    Tyler Cookson Stunt Coordinator

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    What makes a speaker stand good? I can get omni mount speaker stands (24"-31") through my discounts for about 70 dollars a pair. I decided to do some searches to find out what makes a speaker stand better then others but turned up nothing.
     
  2. ChrisWiggles

    ChrisWiggles Producer

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    Heavy.
     
  3. PaulT

    PaulT Supporting Actor

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    In my opinion, in no specific order:

    1) Large enough to hold your speakers [​IMG]
    2) Heavy enough not to fall over with your speakers on them
    3) Fillable (with sand, steel shot, kitty litter, etc)
    4) Removeable spikes (some have top and bottom spikes)
    5) Solid build (I prefer steel myself)
    6) For some, height adjustability would be a preference.
    7) Can you hide the speaker wires somehow (channels in the stands, perhaps).
    8) Appearance (WAF ??)
     
  4. Brian OK

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    Paul covered it.

    An inert and solid, fillable, heavy guage welded steel (if possible with budget)stand that has the characteristics of a fire hydrant---- but flat on top and a lot prettier.

    BOK
     
  5. Jesse Sharrow

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    I also agree. If I were to do bookshelves upfront I would want stands that I could fill with something.
     

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