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Included with purchase ($20 value).
|Material: Metal||Powder Coated Finish: Yes|
|Adjustable Height: No||Cable Management: Yes|
|Stabilizer Feet: Yes||Isolation Spikes: Yes|
|Limited Speaker Compatibility: Yes||Weight Capacity: 100 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.
Audiobore from Upstate New Yawk
These stands, as others have pointed out, are sturdy enough on initial construction, with a few minor concerns. Which are: the slightly shifting top plate (something which could have been remedied with one more bolt), the ability to actually fill these w/ damping material, and the color (minor). I am using a rather large Dynaudio speaker on these, and they seem to rest quite comfortably atop of these stands, making them good for larger speakers. They also look half-way attractive, too, with the matte silver finish (others have noted the color-to my eye, it's probably more a matter of taste, and I would not be off put by this. They do not look far off in color from what I recollect the silver 805 stands to look like). On a side note, I do not understand why it's so hard to find a relatively sturdy and attractive speaker (and/or) audio stand in USA, while they seem to abound in other countries. I would have ordered from an International seller if this was an option, but choices were limited and these come close to the real deal. (i.e. I refuse to pay $300-$500 dollars on a speaker stand)
Not perfect, but still good.
Fuz from Walnut Creek, CA
This stand is very good in context of its price range, but I thought I should let in on a few issues that may bug people. I got the silver, but it's not really silver as you would expect. Nothing like the picture above looks, which looks like matte aluminum--it's not that shiny. Think navy hardware grey with some sparse sparkles and you're not far off. I ended up re-painting it with a hammered dark bronze spray since it looked so out of place in my room. YMMV. The stand is reasonably sturdy, but you can shift the columns out of a straight alignment if you twist it. In a way, this is actually good since you can adjust it and it will stay perfectly straight, unlike slightly off single column designs which if not done right, you're borked. Ideally though, no stand should have this much play, but again, the price makes it hard to argue. The spike and disc set is really hard to work with, and not very useful. Ended up cobbling together my own feet with some thick felt/foam and rubber pads to set them on a hardwood floor. It's huge, bulky, and massive as you would expect. This thing will get noticed. Still, quite satisfied with stand, and may get another set in the future.
Good Stuff, could be improved
billyboy14 from Boston, MA – Verified Buyer
The stands (in black) are very attractive and match my B&W 602's perfectly. There was a marked improvement in sound, too. I have two small nits...The biggest being that the plastic cups included for the spikes to rest in (preventing hardwood floor damage) are pretty useless. The tiny indentation for the spike is so small that you get no feedback when the cup is engaged. Trying to put four of these on is a lesson in frustration. If one comes unseated after your speakers are attached, it's a dicey proposition to get it back on without toppling the whole rig. The other, lesser thing is that the cable pass through is too small if you have heavy wire with bananas already installed. That doesn't bother me too much. All in all, these are great for the money and the ability to fill them with sand or shot.
I'm Very Happy
Stuart T. from Dallas, TX – Verified Buyer
I purchased these for a pair of Klipsch RB81 II speakers. The transaction was easy, the product arrived quickly and assembly was a breeze. They really do look nice and the speakers sound much better than before. Highly recommended!
Great Quality stand a good price
Alan from Chicago,IL – Verified Buyer
This is an excellent quality product for the price. I purchased the black version and it has a nice rough finish. Holds up my 35lbs.+ bookshelves with ease. The base is a very heavy cast iron and I don't feel the need for extra dampening with sand/leadshot. Assembly was very easy with just a screw driver and the included hex tool.
Good speaker stands
JackJ from Manassas, VA – Verified Buyer
I don't think you can fill these stands with sand as it will leak out of the kind of cheap hole cover -- you could make your own seal I suppose. I drilled new holes in the mounting plates to match my B&W mounting screws to add stability -- a minor annoyance and to be expected with universal speaker stands. BTW B&W speaker stands cost 5x more.
These stands are a great value
Leon from Springfield, VA – Verified Buyer
I am extremely satisfied with the VTI UF stands that I purchased. I have found them to be high quality, attractive, and sturdy (my bookshelf speakers are 55 lbs each). They were easy to assemble, but using the wire management feature was a little tricky; but once I did the first one, the second was easy. The stands are generally stable, but it would have been nice if the base plate and top plate were an inch larger in each dimension.I got a great price [...] through Wayfair, with free shipping. I highly recommend both the stands and store.
Fair speaker stands
z from New York, NY – Verified Buyer
These stands have good weight to them and look great from a distance. Up close, the stands do not look as nice and are less shiny than in the pictures. The stands would look more expensive if they didn't come with the low quality "VTI" brand logo on them.
acerteng from So Fla – Verified Buyer
The stands are very sturdy even on carpet. My only issue is that my speakers Klipsch rs-62 have a weird shape (think home plate in baseball) and there is no way to put the weird peg on the rectangle stand.
Matt in Florida from west palm beach, florida – Verified Buyer
I needed sturdy and attractive stands for my Bose 301 speakers in order to place them on each side of my new 58 inch Plasma HDTV. After much searching to no avail, I came across these stands. They were affordable and appartently well made. But I thought: "for the price, they've got to be mediocre". I purchased them as a temporary, affordable solution.[...] I was blown away with the quality! They exceeded every expectation and are a PERMANENT solution!I couldn't be happier!!Buy this product!