Speaker stands that are damaged or that no longer meet the user’s specific needs should be replaced. There are several ways to test the working condition and suitability of speaker stands when trying to make a purchasing decision or deciding to replace or upgrade.
Stand and/or Mount Stability
Of extreme importance, of course, is the stability of the stand or mount. The device must be able to support the entire weight of the speaker in a safe manner, and in such a way, that the stand or mount amplifies and improves speaker resonance, tone, and acoustic quality. As such it should be hard to move. If the stand does not sit solidly on the ground or the mount connect well with the wall –there is a greater chance of speaker falling causing damage. In addition, any vibration or movement in the mount or stand will be amplified by the speaker: such as buzz or rattle. This inconsistency of the stand or mount will degrade the quality and performance of sound produced by the speaker.
Ease of Adjustment and Set up
Stands should be easy to adjust and set up –adjustment issues of the stand or mount is typically a sign of wear. The movement of adjustable parts should be well-connected and solid, but not difficult to work with. Rust usually produces stiffness in older metal mounts or stands –replace these before one has difficulty un-mounting the speakers or any of the bolts or pins become rusted in place or sheer off.
Check if your stands are appropriate to the surface in which they are used. Many may have a spiked type of base which is fine for concrete or outdoor facilities, but indoors could certainly cause damage to hardwood, carpet, rugs or laminate surfaces. If such stands are used on delicate surfaces, they should be upgraded with a wider base or with rubber caps on the spikes.
Weight of the Stand and Construction
Mounts and stands are designed to suspend the speaker in mid-air so that there is very little interference with the acoustics or sound performance of the speaker. If the speaker or stand is too large; it can alter the acoustics by absorbing too much energy, but using a stand or mount that is way too light can damage the stand or mount and create an unstable base – match the stand/mount with the weight and you should be fine.
Wear and Tear
Take time to make inspections of the system. Remember that if you listen to music, movies, or sports quite loudly, there will be constant shock and absorption to the stand or mount. This stress could have effects on the stand and how and where it is mounted. Watch for any signs of weakening around connections or hinged areas, look for stress lines, discolored spots, any bend in elements of the structure, or cracks in the metal. If so, it may be time to upgrade to heavier usage speaker stands or mounts.
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