Pangea DS400 Speaker Stands
Heavy Duty Steel Speaker Stand Column or Pillar: "A column or pillar in architecture and structural engineering is a structural element that transmits, through compression, the weight of the structure above to other structural elements below. A … metal … support with a rectangular or other non-round section are usually called piers." – Wikipedia The Speaker Stand's Mission Pangea Audio’s new DS400 speaker stand uses ultra-strong support piers to provide an incredibly solid and rigid base for compact monitors and other bookshelf-type speakers. As always, Pangea provides huge amount of performance for a remarkably low price. You’ll have to pay a whole lot more to get a stand that rivals the DS400’s combination of build quality and performance-enhancing features. Inside a conventional loudspeaker are piston-type drivers that move back and forth to generate sound waves in the air. Most modern speaker cabinets have been engineered to rigidly hold the drivers while adding minimal vibration (coloration) to their sound. Larger, floor-standing speaker cabinets can absorb a lot of this vibration energy. Any excess energy is transmitted by steel spikes into the floor. Smaller cabinets are unable to absorb all this excess energy and require a speaker stand to transfers this excess energy into the floor. Super Strong Rectangular Pier Construction In the architectural world, non-round columns made of steel called piers support huge structures like skyscrapers that weigh untold numbers of tons. These same retangular-type columns allow the Pangea DS400 to deliver rock-solid support for all types of monitor loudspeakers. You will immediately notice the sonic benefits of Pangea’s adaptation of this construction technique, including improved image focus, low mid-range coloration, and optimal bass performance. Pangea Audio’s DS400 speaker stand features four rectangular steel support piers, forming an amazingly strong rectangular support structure for improved speaker performance. Additionally all four support piers can be filled with sand or steel shot for even better vibration damping. The Hardware Makes A Huge Difference The DS400 speaker stand looks like its predecessor, the DS300, but with two important improvements. First, the DS400 uses two heavy-duty, large-diameter stainless steel bolts to rigidly couple the piers to the base plate. Second, the base plate has also been made heavier and is now 3mm thick with welded channels to support the steel speaker spikes. Heavy-duty Top Plate and Bottom Plate The Pangea Audio DS400 features a 6" wide by 8.5" deep steel top plate to match a wide range of compact or monitor-type speakers and an extra heavy duty, 3mm-thick, 9.75" by 12" bottom plate. The DS400 comes complete with adjustable carpet-piercing bottom spikes and is available in three heights – 24", 28" or 32".
Heavy-duty all-steel speaker stand Four rectangular support piers All four support piers can be filled with sand or steel shot 6" by 8.5" steel top plate Extra heavy duty 9.75" by 12" bottom plate Heavy-duty, large-diameter solid metal bolts rigidly couple the support columns to the base Adjustable carpet-piercing bottom spikes Four soft rubberized top pads supplied for speaker isolation Compatible with a wide range of compact or monitor-type speakers
Height: 24", 28", 32" Top plate: 6" x 8.5" Bottom plate: 9.75" by 12" Weight: One pair of 32” DS400 stand weighs 65lbs, packed
Ratings & Reviews
Great match for my speakers and listening room
Very nice and solid, and assembly took minutes. Match perfectly with my Martin Logan Motion 15s. Spikes adjust easily. Did not fill with sand; they are quite heavy enough in my opinion :)