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Adequate for Small Speakers and Light Gauge Speaker Wire
on July 28, 2011
I bought (4) of these to mount some small surround sound speakers. These are very lightweight stands with narrow wire passageways. They are best suited for small speakers using light-gauge speaker wire.
My primary complaint is that the telescopic height locking mechanism relies on a plastic collar situated around the "top pipe" of the stand that is forced against and into the "base pipe" via a threaded ring. The weakness of this connection became evident when I recently decided to make some height adjustments. Upon re-tightening the connection, the plastic collar on one stand pushed permanently into the base pole. As a result, I am unable to elevate the speaker and/or lock it into any position. I've considered fishing it out with a clothes hanger, but I suspect it would just fall into the base pipe again.
The stands look nice and are compact, but the locking mechanism is unreliable. I encountered a minor bugaboo with the "L" bracket that attaches the speaker to the stand. The small size of the bracket will limit access to any speaker that has centrally-located speaker terminals. To remedy this I was able to mount the speakers upside down (not that big a deal, but could be a problem depending on the placement of your speaker wire terminals).
These are very reasonably priced stands that look nice, but the locking mechanism could be a lot more secure.