63 of 68 people found the following review helpful
on December 1, 2009
I agonized over these or spending about 3 times as much and reluctantly took the plunge. I am glad I did, these are great stands, very stable, easy to adjust and aren't ugly.
One thing to note (for super-audiophiles), the feed have rubber knobs, not spikes. This would be easy to swap out, but just worth noting for the folks who care.
Buy with confidence.
54 of 58 people found the following review helpful
on March 18, 2011
Well these seem well constructed and fill the bill for me. Now about the plug in the bottom of the top tube. I found if You loosen the lockdown screw and partially extend the stand then give it a good pop to full open the plug falls out of the bottom. Then You can feed the wire thru the stand no problem. I tried it with all 4 of my stands, and everyone of them popped out no problem. Give it a try it was easy.
30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
on March 2, 2013
The main reason I bought these were to hold up to 2 M-Audio BX5 D2 studio monitors on either side of my computer desk (audio workstation) because my desk wasn't wide enough to put the speakers on. I figured if they were made for PA speakers, they should be able to handle a couple of studio monitors.
I was right, they work perfectly for studio monitors.
Before ordering these, I was a bit skeptical about getting these stands because they were so inexpensive, but don't let the price fool you, they are solid metal, and have bolts and bolt holes on the top and bottom for mounting.
The only gripe I had was that my studio monitors didn't have any holes on the bottom to bolt them to the tops of these stands, but I found a cheap and very effective fix: Velcro strips from the office supply store! Cost me $6. I just put the velcro hooks on the top of the stand and the velcro "fluff" on the bottom of my monitors and they stay put very well. Additionally, the nice thing about velcro is that you can pull the speakers off to adjust the angle, or take the monitors off completely, no bolts required.
Great value for the money, get them!
43 of 50 people found the following review helpful
on December 13, 2010
I purchased these stands for a set of Sony Bookshelf speakers, 9wx9dx20h. I anchored the speakers to the stand using the existing corner holes on the speaker rest. Put some noise dampening material between the speakers and the stand to avoid vibrations and they seem pretty stable at the lower end of their extension. There is no way to hide wires on these stands, I currently have wire wrapped around the pole portion like a candy cane then the wires go into my floor. The stands have rubber feet and they stand up pretty straight and that I'm happy about. Looks like you could change out the rubber feet to spikes if need be, but that is something I'm not interested in as they sit on a hardwood floor. For the price I can't complain, if you have a budget and don't mind exposed wires or if you feel like drilling the pipe then these might be the stands for you. Would I like something better?... yes, do I feel the need to spend the extra money for them?... no.
22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on December 31, 2010
Was looking for inexpensive sturdy stands for rear computer speakers. Seemed this would fit the bill and received good reviews from others.
Pros: Seem sturdy not easily tipped over, able to conceal wires in poles (see cons for more) and inexpensive
Cons: Wire concealment is not very easily obtained! See pictures with comments - needed to puncture through thick plastic plug in bottom of pole in order to conceal wires. The plastic plug is not removable - I had to use a flat head screw driver and hammer and break the plastic away - otherwise this item is misleading in terms of the hidden wire. Only other gripe and this is probably more to do with the speaker design but the wire has to either be bent under the bottom of the speaker or the speakers have to sit on the edge of the stand not in the middle.
Overall, if you can deal with the thick plastic plug that has to be removed and your speaker wire is already centered under your speaker, I think you'll be pleased with this purchase.
25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on December 9, 2012
MY MAIN PURPOSE FOR THESE STANDS WERE FOR MY KRK ROKIT 5S
THE STAND ARRIVED ON TIME AND IN GREAT CONDITION
THE QUALITY IS GREAT BUT NOT HEAVY
THE STANDS DO NOT TIP OVER BUT THEY ARE KIND OF LIGHT
IF SOMEONE WAS TO PASS BY AND TAP THE STAND THEY MAY FALL
THE PRICE IS DESCENT AND OVERALL I RATE A 3 STAR
TAKE MY WORD IF BEFORE YOU BUY, LOOK AROUND FIRST:)
IF MY REVIEW WAS HELFUL GIVE A YES:)
19 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on September 2, 2011
Good Speaker Stands at an Affordable Price
This is just the stand I was looking for. They are reasonably affordable, adjustable, support the small speakers I have and look good.
The good: Affordable, adjustable, and good looking. Good for smaller light weight speakers.
The not so good: One of my stand's top plate was not quite level. I do not know if this is characteristic of the quality of manufacture or if my sample is an aberration. The speakers seemed well packed, so I do not think that the out of level top plate was due to shipping damage. It was not so bad that I returned the stands; however, I took off one star for this defect.
Notes: The stands are shipped with plugs in the bottom of the center tube. I was easily able remove the plug by pulling up sharply on the center tube. The plug popped right out. If one runs the speaker wire through the center tube, as I did, the speaker will not sit flat on the top plate unless one lifts the speaker enough to allow the wire to run under it. I used Blu-Tack Reusable Adhesive (available at Amazon.com) to lift the speaker up slightly and to lightly secure it to the top plate.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on April 17, 2014
Let's not kid ourselves here, these aren't high quality stands. What they are however, is a bargain. For $40 shipped, nothing else even comes close. I wouldn't recommend putting anything huge on them as the base isn't very large and when sitting on carpet at their maximum height, it's very easy to tip them over. For smaller bookshelves like the Micca MB42x's I've got on them however, they're perfect. The ability to tilt down at a 10 degree angle is great too. If you're looking for some cheap but highly adjustable stands for smaller speakers, look no further.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on July 22, 2014
EDIT: Amazon contacted me and initiated a return process. See end of review for more. Improved review from 1 star to 3.
Note: Ordered from "Warehouseseller" and fulfilled by Amazon via Prime.
Let me start by saying the product might have gotten 4 or 5 stars from me had the products I ordered came in mint condition. But, since this is the second VideoSecu product I have ordered and have gotten the same experience, I have to doubt it is a one-time thing.
This product MUST have been sitting in a warehouse (pun with the seller name unintended, but still unfortunate for me) for quite a while, I can't imagine another reason for my extensive issues.
Basically, there are two adjustment screws on either side of the brackets that are SUPPOSED to loosen to adjust the width of the thing for your speakers. Turns out 3 out of the 4 screws on the pair I ordered were all but welded to the brackets... And this was the same experience I had with the wall mounts by VideoSecu (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000X9O8SI/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_5) - again, 3 of the 4 were extremely tight.
DO NOT buy these without an abundant supply of WD-40, maybe some gloves to wear when you use your hand screwdriver, and a bit of luck. Oh, and a lighter.
I had to basically soak these in WD-40 to get the screws to come out, and that was after almost stripping them using all my might to unscrew them. On the wall mounts mentioned above, I had to hold one screw up to my gas stove top (didn't have a lighter or welding torch) to heat the screw before finally being able to unscrew it, because the WD-40 didn't work after 3 applications. Once again, this caused extensive, but not complete, stripping of the screws, even with the help of the spray.
One burnt hand (screwdriver handle burn) later, and I've got the screws out. But that's not it. There's a plastic ring around the adjustable height pole that is almost entirely for decoration, and one of the pair had a broken one of these. That same unit also had a cracked pad on the top of the bracket underneath the screw that tightens to adjust the tilt of the speakers. All small things, but it's ridiculous that these things are all broken.
On top of that, the box came with all the little feet unscrewed and loose in the box. A careless opening of this box would surely have resulted in lost pieces.
It's a mystery to me why the majority of the the side screws were sealed so tight I couldn't undo them, while two of them were loose by an inch, and the feet weren't even on at all. It would have saved everyone time and energy for all these pieces to be in a ziplock bag...
All this work later, it's notable that my speakers are now standing on the stands, cosmetic issues aside. The speaker with the broken tilt pad tilts easier with a push than it should, but I can't easily exchange the product via Amazon because I'd have to initiate a full return instead, which would be a pain.
I wanted these to be good, and they could have been... All in all, I'm keeping them, but I'm not happy about the process. Good luck if you try it like I did.
EDIT: Although all I wanted to do was return the one faulty stand, Amazon could not do this. Instead, one of their representatives emailed me saying he had already returned my money (without confirming this is what I wanted to do, which was kind of odd) and initiated a return for the product. Even weirder, since it was only Fulfilled by Amazon for another dealer, they could not automatically ship a replacement even though the price didn't change. So, I ordered a new set before returning the pair I had, since the return was due in a month. Free return shipping.
The new stands did not have any of the issues, however the welds still look a bit sloppy. Not sure if with my complaint I got a "better" set or if my defects were just a fluke, but it seems suspicious that both stands had issues the first time around.
In the end, I have what I wanted, but it was pretty painful getting there.
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on August 12, 2010
These are very sturdy stands with good height good locking knob and solid construction.
Just get them. Price is right and shipping is fast. Also has good weight.