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All-Steel Speaker Stand for Superior Audiophile Performance
Helpful Hint: Research has shown that loudspeakers sound best when their tweeter is positioned at or slightly above the ear of the listener. A high quality steel speaker stand like the Pangea Audio LS300 not only positions the speaker drivers at the best acoustic height, but it also rigidly holds the speaker for optimal bass performance.
Why Steel Instead of Wood?
The Pangea Audio LS300 speaker stand boasts an all-steel design that is far superior to speaker stands made of wood, like most stands on the market today. Most manufacturers make their speaker stands out of wood because its inexpensive and easy to work with. But wood is a very poor material for speaker stands. Wood has poor acoustic properties because it absorbs and stores vibration energy before slowly releases it and muddying the sound coming from the speakers.
Although expensive, steel is a far better material for speaker stands. Steel doesn't 'hang onto' energy like wood. Instead it releases vibration very quickly. A well-designed all-steel stand like the LS300 solidly supports your speaker improving image focus, reducing mid-range coloration, and tightening the bass performance.
The Right Hardware Makes a Huge Difference, Too
Nuts, bolts, spikes, and other hardware hold a stand together and make it perform optimally. Surveying the speaker stands available at several Asian audio shows, Pangea Audio engineers noticed a disturbing pattern. Many manufacturers were using similar columns and steel plates, but then coupling them with cheap hardware that undermined the performance of the assembled stand.
But one manufacturer at the audio show stood out from the others by offering premium hardware including oversize solid metal bolts to rigidly couple the support columns to the base. "We use extra heavy hardware, because it improves the speaker's bass performance," their engineer explained. With that, Pangea engineers knew they had found the right supplier for the LS300.
The Secret to The LS300s Rigidity and Low Price
Triangular design is the secret to the LS300s strength and low price. The triangle is one of natures strongest shapes. Which is why humans have been using triangles in architecture for thousands of years. The equilateral triangle where all sides are equal and featured in the design of the LS300 stand is the strongest triangular shape of all.
Pangea Audio's LS300 stand features three large-diameter steel support columns coupled to steel plates at the top and bottom to form a rigid triangular shape that offers an incredibly strong platform for improved speaker performance. One column has openings at the top and the bottom for hiding speaker cables. Two columns can be filled with sand or steel shot for even better vibration damping.
The Pangea Audio LS300 features a 6" by 6" steel top plate to match a wide range of compact or monitor-type speakers. It also has an extra heavy duty 9.75" by 12" bottom plate. The LS300 comes complete with adjustable carpet-piercing bottom spikes. Four soft rubber-like top pads are supplied for speaker isolation.
Five Heights Available
The LS300 with 6" by 6" steel top plate is available in four heights: 24", 28", 32", and 36". There is also a 20"-high version that comes with both a 6" by 6" and a 6" x 9" top plate for use with larger bookshelf speakers.
|Write Your Own Review|
|My Best Recommendation|
Nicely finished and heavy, well made stands and available in a 36" height. I like the tubes, and that they don't look like a solid rectangle. Speaker cable routed well once I removed/unscrewed large banana fittings. I'll be buying more and that's the best recommendation I can give!
|- Trevor DDS, AL|
|Best for the Price|
These are definitely the best stands for the price- well built, heavy duty and look good! I have VTI stands that were twice the price that are similar to these, but these are better made. They were very easy to assemble, took about 20 minutes total.
|- Sam T, AR|
|Sturdy and nice looking|
Very nice looking and sturdy stands. I am however docking a star due to how difficult these are to mass load. I ended up flipping them upside down and filling from the bottom up since the holes in the bottom were larger. I used blu-tack to secure the speaker to the plate and it's very solid. I recommend these stands, especially for the price.
|- Williams, ID|
|Speakers Never Sounded Better|
I suspect anyone ordering this will be very satisfied. The build quality is very good. Very solid and heavy base, clear instructions, tightly fitting, professional finish, etc. My monitor speakers never sounded better!
|- Patrick Murphy, MI|
A very sexy speaker stand easily worth twice the price I paid. Very easy to assemble. Packaged well, came in mint condition. I assembled the bottom plate of the base backwards so that it would be less likely to tip forward. Took me around 15 minutes. What took the longest time was taking all the parts out of the individual corrugated tubes - they are very carefully packaged.
|- Lt. Jones, Rt, FL|
These stands are exactly what I wanted. They match my great lookng Pangea Vulcan audio rack. They look high end. They are heavy enough that I don't have to fill them with sand. They are a perfect listening height for my area. I couldn't be more pleased.
|- Trevor A, GA|
IMO...great quality product, very solid and stable, finish is of a high quality. Assembly is simple. I like that the rear column allows one to thread the speaker cable thru it, in order to achieve a cleaner look and cable management.
|- Riley S, AZ|
|Safe and Secure|
When my kids are near this stand, I'm not having a heart attack anymore. They know not to mess with the speakers but it's the accidental bump I worry about. I did put some blue tack pads on the base to hold the speaker in place in case it does get shaken up a bit.
|- Goody 4, MO|
Got what I expected. Awesome, solid speaker stands. Worth every penny.
|- Kindal A, ID|
|Well made, functional, and high-value.|
I wish I had bought these stands before I spent a similar amount on another pair that were not nearly as well made, and which could not be filled with shot or sand as these can. Easy to assemble. You will want to use a funnel if you choose to fill them with sand or lead shot. I did add some lead shot to mine for added stability because they are supporting a pair of rather large and heavy 3-way M-Audio M3-8 self powered monitors. The three supporting posts really make them solid and they look good as well. Obvious quality as to design, construction, materials. As a careful shopper I really wanted to spend less, but was disappointed when I did. I am well pleased with everything about these, and recommend them enthusiastically.
|- Booker D, NM|
|Didn't Know They'd Sound This Good|
I didn't know my bookshelf speakers could sound this good! Once I got them off the wooden entertainment center and onto the LS300s my speakers for hi-fi and TV really rock. These stands are highly recommended and a great value.
|- Sandy D, DE|
|Big Upgrade For My Speakers|
My audio nut friend told me I would get better sound if I put my Dynaudio Excite speakers on a speaker stand instead of my bookshelf. Turns out he was right. These speaker stands were a HUGE improvement in the sound of my speakers. Now its like the performance is in my room instead of behind the wall. Best upgrade ever.
|- Terry A, CO|
|Best Speaker Stand Deal|
I saw these stands in a room at the Rocky Mountain HiFi Show in Denver. I was pretty shocked at how good they looked for the price. I was using a pair of PSB Monitor B speakers on single-post Sanus stands. I talked to the guy in the room - Stephen? - and he suggested I try a pair. These stands come in a heavy box but they come in two boxes that are wrapped with tape so they were ok. The stands went together in around 15 minutes. Then I poured in my special mix of kitty litter + steel shot to deaden them further. I also use blutack to mate my speakers to the top plate. Blutak is better than spikes IMO. My speakers really sound great. I'd swear the soundstage got deeper. Sharper transients, too. A good upgrade for $120.
|- Dr London Z, SC|
Nice looking, well made, easy to assemble, BUT, the best part is the sound, huge improvement from bass to highs.
|Great Stand At A Great Price|
I bought new b&w 685 bookshelf speakers last year and put them on my old wood stands. I love the sound of the 685 but not the base. I also was worried about putting an expensive speaker on an inexpensive stand. I just got a pair of LS300 stands and I love'm. Well constructed, good finish, and rock solid. I use blutack to mate the speakers to the stands. My speakers look better, are more secure and I think they have better bass now, too.
|- Alfonso G, CA|
Purchased 32 stands. Sturdy, well made, easy to assemble.
|- Alan W, MO|
|Really good stands, but....|
I really, really like these stands. They are well made, they isolate my speakers well and they look great - my wife even loves them. My only gripe has to do with filling them with sand. It took me almost an entire day to fill the four posts that can be filled. The holes are just too small for any meaningful amount of sand to flow through, so it is a very slow process. If only they could engineer some larger holes so this process could be much quicker.
|- Steven J, CA|