Nothing quite beats the hi-fidelity audio which comes from using good quality speakers. Speaker stands and brackets are an important accessory which can improve the performance of your speaker by positioning the speaker to achieve the optimum sound. Raising speakers onto stands stops the audio absorption and muffling of sound, especially so in a live environment where the listeners could block the sound standing in front of the speaker. It helps to retain that quality by directing it straight at the user or listener and aid in more uniform coverage of sound in the room.
Speaker stands and brackets are structurally designed differently depending on the brand and application. Most stands are a collapsible three-pronged design, whilst some are in fact a triangular solid design which has a smaller footprint and are most commonly used in studio or home applications. Of the collapsible stands, some have a wider stance than others and use thicker metal in order to hold a heavier speaker load. They also use stronger and more durable metal collars, as opposed to plastic, which is important in professional applications. For portability, tripod aluminium stands, like the DB012, are most popular. They still have a good load rating and are capable to hold most speaker boxes but are extremely light and therefore easy to transport and setup.
Speaker stands can also double as lighting stands if they extend high enough for your requirements. For example model, DB022 is a heavy-duty steel stand which extends up to 3m high and can hold up to 80kg of static weight. It has all-metal collars and the legs are double braced which adds to its stability whether holding a very heavy speaker or used at maximum height for lighting applications.
However, lifting heavy speakers may require two people unless the speaker stand has a lifting aid mechanism incorporated. This can help with the lift of the speaker or lighting rig to the desired height. Winch ups stand and stand with air-cushioned spring both are a popular choice. Using a good quality winch is essential to ensure the safety and durability of the stand. Stands with TUV rating is a good indication of high quality as they have been independently tested to determine the maximum lifting capacity of the stand. Some additional components of audio speaker accessories which are very helpful for a full setup include truss speaker mounts, height adjustable poles, distance rods, spigots for lighting t-bar connectors, speaker stand bags for transport and protection against scuffing, speaker top hats and adjustable wall mounts.
With our extensive experience in the live sound industry, we handpick the best brands in terms of quality and value. Many major audio brands can come at a high cost, which is why we exclusively sell the SoundKing brand of stands. Soundking has been a leading stand manufacturer for over 30 years and delivers high-quality products at a fair price. Some other major brands of stands that we offer include Konig and Meyer, Dune Lighting, Gator, Quik Loc, UXL and Soundart. So if you’re looking for a quality stand that fits your exact speaker size and that will last a long time, we’ve got you covered. Let us know if you have any questions about any of our products for sale, as we have been in business for many years and will continue to stand behind all of our products: no pun intended!