Before you set out exploring different speaker stands, the first thing to consider is whether you would at all need a speaker stand. Perhaps you could simply park your speakers on a book case, an unused compartment in the entertainment centre and save a few dollars. But, that can potentially deprive you of the best audio experience possible.
A speaker stand design enhances the listening pleasure, irrespective of the application and optimizes the sound quality by lifting it off the floor and off the walls that could be distorting the sound effect. It is important however to understand the speaker stands that are just right for your needs. Jd’s Sound & Lighting has a variety of speaker stands and brackets. Let us quickly consider some of the important aspects that will influence your selection.
Your specific needs, the type of DJ activity, frequency and size of your audience are also among the important considerations that will go into selecting appropriate equipment.
The size of your speaker stand should match the shape and size of your speaker itself. A size that is marginally bigger than the size of the speaker should be ideal.
Your speaker stand should be able to hold the weight of the speaker comfortably. If the stand becomes top heavy when you put on the speaker, you have greater chances of the speaker tipping over.
Choose a design that blends well with your speaker system for aesthetics as well as sound quality.
Irrespective of the size and design of the speaker stand, it is imperative that you choose a sturdy piece.
Choosing speaker stand brands
As for the brands to choose from, there are plenty, and a snapshot of some of the leading brands is given below:-
This is considered ideal for people who are on a budget with a price tag of around $125
Atacama Moseco 6
Modestly priced, you will find this brand can make your speakers sound dynamic and weighty. They can work with a range of speakers and not just the budget variants and is classified as the best value for money stands.
Q Acoustics Concept 20 Speaker Stands
Designed specifically for Concept 20 speakers, this stand works exceedingly well with other speakers too.
The looks are somewhat different but when you examine carefully you will find that they are simply two pieces of skilfully sculpted wood with sturdy pins holding them together. You can get fast, crisp, detailed and attacking sound if you fall in love with the design.
Custom Design SQ 400
Another excellent brand that will help your kit perform on top
Well-finished and decent stands, though you could get better stuff for the same money or thereabouts.
Custom Design FS104 Signature
Best value for money. Award winner in 2013 and allows the speakers to sound transparent, rhythmical and vibrant.
With a price tag below $100, this constitutes a brilliant upgrade for your hi-fi. You can expect dynamics, rhythm and detail from your speakers when you put them on these stands.