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|Material: Metal||Finish: Black|
|Powder Coated Finish: Yes||Adjustable Height: No|
|Cable Management: Yes||Stabilizer Feet: Yes|
|Isolation Spikes: Yes||Limited Speaker Compatibility: Yes|
|Weight Capacity: 120 Pounds||Number of Items Included: 2|
|Sold as a Pair: Yes||Country of Manufacture: China|
All products are constructed with durable solid steel, designed for easy mobility and flexibility, and finished smoothly and beautifully. All units are equipped with long cord electric outlets and are readily assembled. VTI residential lines mainly include audio / video racks and speaker stands for home theatre use. All the audio racks are constructed with steel frame and tempered glass or MDF shelves.
VTI racks offer deeper and taller shelving space to accommodate the most-up-to date electronic equipment. Both the stackable and fixed racks give you the most beautiful display of your equipment matching with your furniture at home. VTI speaker stands, on the other hand, are all metal construction with cast iron base. This special feature not only offers flexible and beautiful design, but also stability and sturdiness. The rapid development of technology is changing our world. VTI, as a manufacturer, is also constantly updating their design and products to accommodate the changes.
Solid and Well Made Speaker Stands
Tom from Allentown, PA – Verified Buyer
Part of why I bought this brand and model is that the speakers are fairly large and heavy and deep for book shelf speakers. This brand and model (including the 29 inch height) has a wide and deep) top plate that most others do not have. This brand and model also has a naturally heavy base plate made of cast iron. What VTI could do to improve this model and this series is: 1. Make the base plate thicker (perhaps twice as thick) and solid instead of mostly a shell like it is for extra material = more weight where it is needed at the bottom. 2. Use a mounting template to position the VTI emblems consistently from one stand to the next as they are not even close or straight. 3. Substantially increase the diameter of the holes in the end caps of the legs for pouring lead shot or sand into as they are ridiculously small. You would need a small diameter funnel or straw and lots of time. Here is an idea for VTI for safety concerns: My wife and I have two very young boys who love to sit and play near these stands and the speakers on top of them. I drilled a rectangular pattern of four 7/32 inch diameter holes in each top plate using a carbide or cobalt drill bit as that is the type needed. Before assembling the stands, I turned the speakers upside down and placed the top plates on the bottoms of the speakers where I wanted them, marked the centers of the holes, and drilled four pilot holes into the bottom of each speaker. I then assembled the stands, turned the each one upside down, placed it on top of the bottom of each speaker, and used pan head sheet metal screws to securely fasten each speaker to each stand. I then also inserted a small screw eye into the bottom of each speaker and used several strands of heavy string back and forth to a second large screw eye that got screwed into a stud in the wall as close to each speaker so that neither speaker nor the stand could fall or sway more than one inch. Now my children cannot topple the speakers off of the stands or topple the stands themselves and are fully safe to play and roam around.
Solid speaker stands
Brad from Austin, TX
I bought these stands to raise my B&W 685 bookshelf speakers up to ear level. They are heavy, secure, and good-looking (except for the VTI emblems, which were crooked, so I removed them). I filled the two rear posts of each stand with play sand. The included paper gaskets seemed strange, but I haven't had any problems with sand leaking out. Filling the front posts with sand would require plugging up the wire routing holes, which I haven't taken the time to do. Even with the front posts empty, resonance isn't a problem, at least to my ears. It's a big improvement over my previous ad-hoc speaker stands, which were a couple of side tables. The large top plates on these stands are well-matched to the size of the 685s. Many of the other brands I looked at had a smaller top plate, which sounded like it would be bad for stability. I used Blu-Tack to make sure the speakers aren't going anywhere.
Arthur from Laguna Woods, CA – Verified Buyer
Exactly as described online. Easy to assemble, sturdy and decorative. Worth the price and the best price available.
Sturdt Stands at LOW Cost
Michael Landskroner from Surprise, AZ – Verified Buyer
Easy to assemble, sturdy, attractive in an industrial way, and a low price, what more can you ask for? Held my Klipsch RF 35s with no problem. The only addition I did was to use my hot melt gun to attach the plastic feet to protect my tile floors so I could move the stands around w/o the feet falling off from the spikes.
Bartek from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Pros: Easy to assemble. Sturdy built, perfect for my Energy RC 10 Price is okay Adjustable spikes work perfect for carpet Cons: VTI emblem needs improvement & placement (not leveled) Base plate have ding paint Adhesive tape is not good, I suggest to use a velcro tape Bottom line: I will recommend this speaker stand.
Jeremy from Michigan
I just set mine up today. On their own they are pretty sturdy stands, but since I put larger speakers on them (JAMO c 803's) I decided to fill the 2 back poles on each of the stands with lead shot. A total of 50 lbs of lead shot (costing about $90) took care of the job, with a bit left over. The lead shot - IMO - it absolutely worth it...increasing the stability of the stands. I set each of the speakers with a bit of puddy, and they are good to go! It is amazing how raising my speakers just a few inches makes such a difference. These stands are worth every penny. 2 other things I like about these stands: 1) They have the largest top plate of any stand I can find (with the exception of stands for center channels). 2) The "VTI" badge comes off quite easily, improving their look IMO. So overall - great quality stands...and buying them through Wayfair was great as well. ---- So it might sound like I am an employee of VTI or racksandstands...truth is - I am neither. I just appreciate when people write honest reviews that help me in my decision...and I have no qualms about giving props to a company when they do a good job. Take my $.02 for what it's worth.
Good value for the money
Nuker from Massachusetts – Verified Buyer
The stands are of good quality although the tubes were a little smaller in diameter than I expected based on the picture (~1.5"). I bought some lead shot and added about 20 pounds of extra weight to each stand to add to the stability as I mounted fairly large B&W 705 speakers. I used the mounting plate from the speakers to drill new mounting holes for the 705s. I would have liked the mounting plate to be a little heavier gauge but it turned out OK. In the end the final presentation looks great. I did run my speaker cables up through the rubber grommeted holes on the front legs as it made for a clean look.
Clean Modern Look
An Artist from Higden AR – Verified Buyer
Raising the height of my Bose 901's made an amazing difference in the listening experience and in how the speakers fill the room with sound. These stands created a much cleaner and more modern look. After receiving my first set of stands I was so impressed with the quality and attractiveness I bought two more of a different height. I had a local granite cutter cut 8x11 pieces of black granite that I attached to the tops of the stands. I now have matching/modern tables sitting at the corners of my sofa and love seat. An off the wall use but it looks amazing, takes up little room and holds my drink/coffee perfectly.
James from Canada
Very well built and a fantastic weight. One problem I had is the black finish does flake off around the vertical legs when they are screwed in. You have to be careful when tightening otherwise the paint will flake. Otherwise, great product.
Awesome speaker stands!!!
Reno from Seattle, WA – Verified Buyer
I am using these for a pair of large bookshelf speakers (8" woofer) that serve as the front channels for my 5.1 surround system. I am completely thrilled with these stands: they were very easy to set up and adjust (I have a VERY uneven floor in my funky Seattle apartment), are very sturdy (they have a larger-than-average base plate for the speaker to sit on and the 3 pole design means no wobbling speakers) and are visually appealing. I have noticed a marked improvement in the sound quality from the speakers, both from having them elevated to "ear level" and from isolating the output by having them up off the floor. Only reccomendation is that buyers should consider using a "quake putty" type product in place of the included sticky pads for attaching the speakers to the stand - allows speakers to be more easily removed for moving or cleaning and provides a stronger bond without any glue-residue. Absolutely no downside to these stands!!!!