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The 10 Best Speaker Stands At Any Budget

Speaker stands, also called monitor stands, are key pieces of hardware for both studio and live concert settings. It is very important to be able to position your speakers in the most optimal position to obtain the highest audio quality and stereo effect.

When purchasing speaker stands you must take your needs and current equipment into consideration. Positioning is a main focus, with factors in mind like the maximum height of the stands and how much space the base takes up. Equally as important is the material the stand is made from and how much weight it can support. Not all stands can support all speakers.

In this article, we’ll take a look at different kinds of top quality speaker stand options for both lower and higher-end budgets.

PA System/Live Speaker Stands

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Gator Frameworks GFW-SPK-2000SET Standard Aluminum Speaker StandsGator Frameworks GFW-SPK-2000SET Standard Aluminum Speaker Stands

These sturdy aluminum stands can comfortably support up to 60lbs, which covers the majority of portable PA speakers.

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Yamaha SS238C Aluminum Speaker Stands With BagYamaha SS238C Aluminum Speaker Stands With Bag

The Yamaha stands have a maximum height of 78” rather than 81”, but they can support 70 pounds instead of 60.

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JBL Bags JBLSPKSTGAPROSET JBL Pro Gas Lift Spkr Std Set & BagJBL Bags JBLSPKSTGAPROSET JBL Pro Gas Lift Spkr Std Set & Bag

These aluminum stands are extremely sturdy, as well as compact, and are phenomenally versatile stands for any setting.

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K&M 213 Speaker Stand With Hand CrankK&M 213 Speaker Stand With Hand Crank

The K&M 213 Speaker Stand is made of steel, rather than aluminum, making it significantly heftier. That heft allows it to support up to 110 pounds!

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On-Stage Stands SSP7000 Mini Speaker Stand PackOn-Stage Stands SSP7000 Mini Speaker Stand Pack

The aluminum frame is capable of holding up to sixty pounds like some of the previous models, however it is on the shorter side with a range of 27” to 48”.

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1. Gator Frameworks GFW-SPK-2000SET Aluminum Speaker Stand (Set of 2) With Carry Bag

Aluminum Speaker Stands

This Gator Frameworks set of speaker stands is a highly rated product that is truly a stellar value. The sturdy aluminum stands can comfortably support up to 60lbs, which covers the majority of portable PA speakers.

It has a versatile two-sided tube that can fit either 35mm or 38mm speaker mounts. It is capable of any height from 48”-81” and comes with a carry bag as well as removable red safety trim to help avoid tripping. This bundle is perfect for any stage/live performance setting.

Key Specs

Height: 48-81 Inches (1219.2-2057.4mm)
Maximum Weight: 60 pounds (27.2kg)
Accessories: Carry bag
Material: Aluminum
Mount Size: 35mm and 38mm
Warranty: No
Special Features: Red safety trim on legs
Dimensions: 116 in. W x 30 in. D x 15 in. H (2946.4mm W x 762mm D x 381mm H)
Weight: 17.3 lb. (7.8 kg)

2. Yamaha SS238C Aluminum Speaker Stands With Bag

Aluminum Speaker Stands With Bag

The Yamaha SS238C speaker stand bundle is a similar product and value as the previous option, with a few minor differences. Both are made from aluminum and have carrying bags. The Yamaha stands have a maximum height of 78” rather than 81”, but they can support 70 pounds instead of 60.

The SS238C stands feature safety pins as well. These pins add increased stability and security for your speaker stands and are a useful aspect of the product.

Key Specs

Height: 48-78 Inches (1219.2-1981.2mm)
Maximum Weight: 70 pounds (31.8kg)
Accessories: Carry bag
Material: Aluminum
Mount Size: 35mm
Warranty: No
Special Features: Safety Pins
Dimensions: 44.5 in. W x 10 in. D x 5.75 in. H (2946.4mm W x 762mm D x 381mm H)
Weight: 17 lb. (7.7 kg)

3. JBL Pro Gas Speaker Stand Set & Bag

Gas Speaker Stand Set & Bag

The JBL Gas Speaker Stand is a high quality speaker stand with many helpful components. It boasts a very respected brand name and does not fail to live up to expectations. These aluminum stands are extremely sturdy, as well as compact, and are phenomenally versatile stands for any setting.

The main feature is the lift assist element, which provides up to forty pounds of instant support when you simply loosen the collar, launching your heavy speakers in the air with shocking ease. Arguably even more useful is the length-adjustable third leg, allowing you to keep your stand stable on an uneven surface.

Key Specs

Height: 49.25-75.25 Inches (1250.95-1911.35mm)
Maximum Weight: 60 pounds (27.2kg)
Accessories: Carry bag
Material: Aluminum
Mount Size: 35mm and 38mm
Warranty: No
Special Features: 40-pound lift assist
Dimensions: 46 in. W x 8 in. D x 5 in. H (1168.4mm W x 203.2mm D x 127mm H)
Weight: 11.2 lb. (5.1kg)

4. K&M 213 Speaker Stand With Hand Crank

Speaker Stand With Hand Crank

The K&M 213 Speaker Stand is a no-frills, heavy-duty product. It is made of steel, rather than aluminum, making it significantly heftier. That heft allows it to support up to 110 pounds! The stand is also taller than the previous models, allowing it to go up to 86”.

The 213 has a built-in hand crank and locking mechanism that allows the user to very easily adjust the height of your speaker and set it into place with excellent stability. This is a pricier option, considering other products come with a bundle of two stands, but if you are using heavier, less portable speakers then this is an amazing product for you.

Key Specs

Height: 54-86 Inches (1371.6-2184.4mm)
Maximum Weight: 110 pounds (49.9g)
Accessories: No
Material: Steel
Mount Size: 35mm
Warranty: No
Special Features: Hand crank and locking screw, supporting crossbars
Dimensions: N/A
Weight: 18.9 lb. (8.6kg)

5. On-Stage Stands SSP7000 Mini Speaker Stand Pack

Mini Speaker Stand Pack

The On-Stage SSP7000 is a very useful bundle, especially for the low price point. The aluminum frame is capable of holding up to sixty pounds like some of the previous models, however it is on the shorter side with a range of 27” to 48”.

This set of stands is certainly geared towards a more casual setting, not necessarily a musical concert. These stands are a great, low cost, and portable option for any situation that you need large speakers or a PA system.

Key Specs

Height: 27-48 Inches (1371.6-2184.4mm)
Maximum Weight: 60 pounds (49.9g)
Accessories: Carry bag
Material: Aluminum
Mount Size: 35mm
Warranty: No
Special Features: Non-slip rubber feet
Dimensions: 27 in. W x 4 in. D x 4 in. H (685.8mm W x 101.6mm D x 101.6mm H)
Weight: 18.9 lb. (8.6kg)

Floor Studio Monitor Stands

ImageProsFeaturesPrice
Ultimate Support MS-90/45B 45” Studio Monitor StandsUltimate Support MS-90/45B 45” Studio Monitor Stands

There are two different models, either the 36” or the 45” version, depending on your studio’s specifications.

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On-Stage Stands SMS6600-P Hex-Base Studio Monitor StandsOn-Stage Stands SMS6600-P Hex-Base Studio Monitor Stands

The height can range from 36” to 54” with a metal adjustment clutch that also comes with a safety pin for added stability.

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Zaor MIZA V 42” Fixed Studio Monitor StandsZaor MIZA V 42” Fixed Studio Monitor Stands

The tops of the MIZA Vs feature aerostop isolation pads for increased audio quality from your studio monitors.

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Gator Frameworks GFWSPKSTMNDSK Desktop Studio Monitor StandsGator Frameworks GFWSPKSTMNDSK Desktop Studio Monitor Stands

 These stands sit on your desk with rubber stoppers on the bottom and have mechanisms to adjust both the height and the tilt.

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K&M 26773 Monitor StandsK&M 26773 Monitor Stands

The z-shape allows for no moving parts whatsoever and has a distinctly minimal look that adds a bit of style to your studio.

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6. Ultimate Support MS-90/45B 45” Studio Monitor Stands

Studio Monitor Stands

The Ultimate Support MS-90 speaker stands are excellent pieces of equipment that you would love to have in your studio. There are two different models, either the 36” or the 45” version, depending on your studio’s specifications.

The strong aluminum base features metal spikes on the bottom with removable rubber covers, depending on what kind of floor the stands will be on. There are also two internal channels to thread cables through and another to fill with sand or lead shot for added weight.

Key Specs

Height: 45 Inches (1143mm)
Maximum Weight: 75 pounds (34.02kg)
Accessories: No
Material: Aluminum
Internal Channels: 3 total, 2 for cables and 1 for sand or shot
Warranty: Limited Lifetime Warranty
Special Features: Removable rubber caps on bottom spikes
Dimensions: 46 in. W x 18 in. D x 6 in. H (1168.4mm W x 457.2mm D x 152.4mm H)
Weight: 14.5 lb. (6.6kg)

7. On-Stage Stands SMS6600-P Hex-Base Studio Monitor Stands

Hex-Base Studio Monitor Stands

The best word that describes the On-Stage Stands SMS6600-P is adjustable. The height can range from 36” to 54” with a metal adjustment clutch that also comes with a safety pin for added stability.

It also features fully adjustable and removable carpet spikes and hardfloor feet. The steel frame is extremely strong and durable and overall this is a very well designed product that will fit in great in any studio.

Key Specs

Height: 36.5-54 Inches (927.1mm-1371.6mm)
Maximum Weight: 90 pounds (40.8kg)
Accessories: No
Material: Steel
Internal Channels: No
Warranty: No
Special Features: Adjustable caps and carpet spikes, safety pin
Dimensions: 36 in. W x 17 in. D x 3 in. H (914.4mm W x 431.8mm D x 76.2mm H)
Weight: 24.1 lb. (10.93kg)

8. Zaor MIZA V 42” Fixed Studio Monitor Stands

Fixed Studio Monitor Stands

These studio monitor stands by Zaor are sleek, practical and simple. They are sturdy and reliable and have few, if any, moving parts. These stands will look great and offer perfect support for any monitor up to 88 pounds in your studio.

The tops of the MIZA Vs feature aerostop isolation pads for increased audio quality from your studio monitors. These don’t offer adjustability or other special features like some of the other monitor stands, but the relatively low price and sturdy design make it an amazing deal.

Key Specs

Height: 42 Inches (1066.8mm)
Maximum Weight: 88 pounds (39.9kg)
Accessories: No
Material: Steel
Internal Channels: No
Warranty: No
Special Features: Aerstop isolation pads
Dimensions: 42 in. W x 14 in. D x 10 in. H (1066.8mm W x 355.6mm D x 254mm H)
Weight: N/A

Desktop Studio Monitor Stands

9. Gator Frameworks GFWSPKSTMNDSK Desktop Studio Monitor Stands

Desktop Studio Monitor Stands

These desktop monitor stands from Gator Frameworks are excellent pieces of equipment at a very competitive price. These stands sit on your desk with rubber stoppers on the bottom and have mechanisms to adjust both the height and the tilt.

Gator Frameworks also includes a safety pin for stability once you adjust your height. Despite their small stature, they can support up to 60 pounds!

Key Specs

Height: 10.5-14 Inches (266.7mm-355.6mm)
Maximum Weight: 60 pounds (27.2kg)
Accessories: No
Material: Steel
Internal Channels: No
Warranty: No
Special Features: Rubber feet, adjustable angle
Dimensions: 17.76 in. W x 14.29 in. D x 9.09 in. H (451.1mm W x 362.97mm D x 230.89mm H)
Weight: 5.94 lb. (2.69kg)

10. K&M 26773 Monitor Stands

Monitor Stands

K&M offers the 26773, a uniquely designed desktop monitor stand that is as slick as it is stable. The z-shape allows for no moving parts whatsoever and has a distinctly minimal look that adds a bit of style to your studio.

There are rubber pads on both the top and bottom of the stands for increased audio smoothness and is made with durable steel for a long-lasting product.

Key Specs

Height: 10.5-14 Inches (266.7mm-355.6mm)
Maximum Weight: 60 pounds (27.2kg)
Accessories: No
Material: Steel
Internal Channels: No
Warranty: No
Special Features: Rubber feet, adjustable angle
Dimensions: 11.97 in. W x 11.02 in. D x 10.91 in. H (451.1mm W x 362.97mm D x 230.89mm H)
Weight: 14.78 lb. (2.69kg)

Picking The Right Speaker Stands

Whether you go with PA system stands, floor studio monitor stands, or even desktop monitor stands, it is crucial that you identify your exact needs and specifications regarding your speakers and what you plan on doing with them. All of these products will serve you well and get you that much closer to achieving your ideal audio setup.

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