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DR Pro DRPRO SMS1BK Wood Studio Monitor Stand (Pair) Black

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Studio monitor stands that stabilizes your studio speakers, provide optimal sound placement, and eliminate vibrational interference.

The DR Pro's 36" monitor stand provides optimal, ear-level placement of a near-field (compact) studio speaker. It eliminates interference from resonant surfaces like desks and tables and this speaker stand is a stylish, space-saving solution for any recording studio. It features a hollow, gasket-sealed, steel pillar that's ready for sand or shot fill (fill not included) for added stability while on the pillar; plus carpet spikes, vinyl-glide feet, cable clips, and an assembly tool. The wood-grain finish of DR Pro's monitor speaker stand will keep the professional style of your home or project studio looking consistent. This is a pair.

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5-year manufacturer's warranty
Manufacturer's model number: SMS36BK

Don't rely on a cheap, metal stands to hold your compact studio speaker”order today for a stylish wood finish.

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DR ProDRPRO SMS1BK Wood Studio Monitor Stand (Pair)
 
4.4

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (14)
  • Holds items securely (11)
  • Compact (6)
  • Portable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (12)
  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Novice (5), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Well made, basic design, easy assembly!

I'm strictly an amateur musician and play around at recording/computer audio, etc. I have a Studio RTA Creation Station desk, and previously just placed my monitors on the top...Read complete review

I'm strictly an amateur musician and play around at recording/computer audio, etc. I have a Studio RTA Creation Station desk, and previously just placed my monitors on the top "bridge" of the desk. But I needed more room, so decided to get speaker stands. I considered various alternatives: 1. Engineering and building something from available materials, and plans from the web; 2. Metal stands (i.e., On-Stage Stands SMS-6000 Monitor Stands) 3. Wood stands.

After doing some basic engineering, I determined that the parts that I'd have to buy and then build wouldn't save that much money...and my engineering could be off, i.e., I didn't want to experiment with no real savings. So alternative 1 was off the table.

So I purchased On-Stage Stands SMS-6000 Monitor Stands. Pretty solid, but in a short time I determined that I wasn't satisfied with the stability of the narrow neck of the stand, and the base is actually quite large,so I dispensed with those .

Finally, I looked at the DRPRO SMS1BK Wood Studio Monitor Stand. Seemed solid and well priced. Bought them. They were well packaged and they took less than five minutes to actually assemble. My only criticism is that the neoprene/foam pad on the top of the stands could be a bit thicker and the full size of the top (it's about 1/4" thick, and about 1.5" smaller on all dimensions than the actual top of the stand). But that is easily remedied if necessary.

Recommendation on use...do as the instructions suggest and fill with sand during the construction process. Adds amazing stability, and further dampening . Go to a local home center and get SILICA SAND...very fine, goes right in and stays dry (just don't breathe its dust). I first tried using "play" sand, but it came out of the bag wet.

Finally, I placed the speakers on the stands. WHAT A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN SOUND! While that wasn't my objective (i.e., improving the sound), having my monitors (KRK Rokit5)on these sand-filled rock-stable stands is the best change in my sound/production system I've ever made! And it freed up much needed space on my desk. Wish I had gotten these earlier!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bad Build Quality

Unfortunately it seems that you get what you pay for with these stands. As I was assembling the first pair, I found that the drilled holes were unaligned on one of the legs,...Read complete review

Unfortunately it seems that you get what you pay for with these stands. As I was assembling the first pair, I found that the drilled holes were unaligned on one of the legs, making it impossible to assemble the item. Musician's Friend was very quick and responsive (5 stars to them and their team for the wonderful service btw) in sending me a 2nd pair. Unfortunately the 2nd pair had similar issues - the plate on which the monitor sits on was flimsy and so I ended up returning the item. If you order a pair of these, save yourself some time by thoroughly inspecting the item for defects first before assembling!

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Decent Monitor Stands

By Rick-DRvdO

from Washington, DC

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Comments about DR Pro DRPRO SMS1BK Wood Studio Monitor Stand (Pair):

Overall, these are bargain-priced, yet sturdy monitor stands that will hold just about any prosumer to pro level monitor with up to 8" woofers. If you're buying or have larger or ultra high end reference monitors, you may want to invest in larger speaker stands to keep your monitors safe.
These are monitor stands. Their feature is holding monitors. The do this adequately and even when not filled with sand, they seem sturdy and unlikely to tip over.
I'm dropping the rating a couple notches due to my stands having a few small chips and dings, but I attribute that more to shipping damage than subpar quality. Still, denser wood or pressboard wouldn't chip this easily. Overall, they look great.
These are an outstanding value. Some monitors stands are two to three more times expensive, but these do the job I need. I may even get a second paid for my A+B mix monitors.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice for the asking price

By john john

from Tennessee

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Holds Items Securely
  • Stable
  • Visually Appealing

Cons

  • Design Characteristics

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio

Comments about DR Pro DRPRO SMS1BK Wood Studio Monitor Stand (Pair):

These stands are great given the price, but that's not to say they don't have their issues.

Construction: The stand consists of 2 wooden boards held together by a small solid compressed wooden center. 2 plastic fill tubes fill the gaps on either side of the solid center piece in between the boards (I should have taken a picture)... basically if you're looking at the front or back, you see the plastic fill tubes, if you're looking at either side, you're looking at the wooden boards.

The top and bottom of the stands screw into the plastic fill tubes... I was a little disappointed with this design aspect, but it does feel quite solid.

I highly suggest filling these stands. They feel considerably more solid filled. My beef here is that the fill holes are extremely small! I couldn't find a funnel that actually fit in them. I had to physically hold the smallest funnel I could find on the hole while filling it, which I feel is notable, but not a big deal either. IMPORTANT: you must use a fill material that will not clump because the fill holes are so small. I suggest pool sandfilter sand. You can find it at any pool store, or even Home Depot (in the pool supply section, not the building materials!) for a 50lb bag for about the price of a burger at Five Guys... unfortunately, you probably only need about a quarter of that!

I'm also not impressed with either of the feet options included... I won't be using them.

All that said, I'm not unhappy with the purchase... they hold my monitors well and they look nice. I would expect them to last a long time in a stationary situation, which I'm sure applies to most potential buyers; however, I wouldn't expect them to last nearly as long for those who would subject them to any kind of road applications.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Well made, basic design, easy assembly!

By Rick L

from Encino, CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy assembly
  • Impactful
  • Priced Fairly
  • Stable

Cons

  • Foot Design

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Professional Recording

Comments about DR Pro DRPRO SMS1BK Wood Studio Monitor Stand (Pair):

I'm strictly an amateur musician and play around at recording/computer audio, etc. I have a Studio RTA Creation Station desk, and previously just placed my monitors on the top "bridge" of the desk. But I needed more room, so decided to get speaker stands. I considered various alternatives: 1. Engineering and building something from available materials, and plans from the web; 2. Metal stands (i.e., On-Stage Stands SMS-6000 Monitor Stands) 3. Wood stands.

After doing some basic engineering, I determined that the parts that I'd have to buy and then build wouldn't save that much money...and my engineering could be off, i.e., I didn't want to experiment with no real savings. So alternative 1 was off the table.

So I purchased On-Stage Stands SMS-6000 Monitor Stands. Pretty solid, but in a short time I determined that I wasn't satisfied with the stability of the narrow neck of the stand, and the base is actually quite large,so I dispensed with those .

Finally, I looked at the DRPRO SMS1BK Wood Studio Monitor Stand. Seemed solid and well priced. Bought them. They were well packaged and they took less than five minutes to actually assemble. My only criticism is that the neoprene/foam pad on the top of the stands could be a bit thicker and the full size of the top (it's about 1/4" thick, and about 1.5" smaller on all dimensions than the actual top of the stand). But that is easily remedied if necessary.

Recommendation on use...do as the instructions suggest and fill with sand during the construction process. Adds amazing stability, and further dampening . Go to a local home center and get SILICA SAND...very fine, goes right in and stays dry (just don't breathe its dust). I first tried using "play" sand, but it came out of the bag wet.

Finally, I placed the speakers on the stands. WHAT A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN SOUND! While that wasn't my objective (i.e., improving the sound), having my monitors (KRK Rokit5)on these sand-filled rock-stable stands is the best change in my sound/production system I've ever made! And it freed up much needed space on my desk. Wish I had gotten these earlier!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice stands, time-consuming assembly

By liteman11

from San Rafael, CA

Pros

  • Function Well
  • Look Good
  • Priced right

Cons

  • Need Tiny Funnel
  • Small Holes For Filling

Best Uses

    Comments about DR Pro DRPRO SMS1BK Wood Studio Monitor Stand (Pair):

    These stands look and function as advertised. Assembly is easy, but the only hard part is filling them with sand. I ended up using Johnny Cat cat litter, because it doesn't stick together and pours well. It takes about 8 lb. of a 10 lb. bag to fill the four holes (two for each stand) up to capacity. The fill holes are tiny, so you need to find the smallest funnel you can find from a paint store or department. It won't fit inside the hole, but it fits around it close enough to pour into the hole. Fill very slowly or else the sand backs up quickly and logjams. Assembly is fairly easy except for the filling with sand, which will take darn near an hour. But filling the holes is worth it to achieve best stability. Also, make sure you keep tightening the allen screws as you go, because they loosen up as they settle. All and all, for the price I would say these stands are well worth it, and they get your speakers to the optimum height for listening. 100% improvement over having your speakers on the floor.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great product

    By soundbuff

    from houston,tx

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Holds Items Securely
    • Stable
    • Well made

    Cons

    • NONE

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about DR Pro DRPRO SMS1BK Wood Studio Monitor Stand (Pair):

    great product, brought for hm theater setup, very satisfied

     
    4.0

    Can't be beat at this price.

    By Matt

    from Baldwinsville, NY

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Holds Items Securely
    • Looks Great
    • Stable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about DR Pro DRPRO SMS1BK Wood Studio Monitor Stand (Pair):

      I read a few of the negative reviews before I made this purchase, and I confess, they had me a bit nervous. Once the stands arrived I was greatly relieved and very pleased. The assembly was a piece of cake, and the stands look amazing. More importantly, they are very sturdy and functional. The only thing that kept me from giving this product 5 stars was the packaging. The actual product packaging was great (thankfully), however the packaging from MF was awful, I had several items all just thrown into a big box with a little bit of brown paper to cushion them. The box was beat up pretty good (crushed and holes) and the UPS guy said the product might be damaged. Ugh. But again, the product packaging was so good that it protected the stands well. I would highly recommend these stands.

       
      5.0

      Nice Stands

      By Smyle Cyrus

      from Glendale, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Holds Items Securely
      • Portable
      • Stable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about DR Pro DRPRO SMS1BK Wood Studio Monitor Stand (Pair):

        I use these stands to support a pair of Yamaha HS5 speakers. They hold up nicely!

         
        4.0

        Not bad for the money

        By C3wannabe

        from Kansas

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Holds Items Securely
        • Stable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about DR Pro DRPRO SMS1BK Wood Studio Monitor Stand (Pair):

          Overall, not a bad value. Quality control could use a boost but they are fairly stable and easy to put together.

           
          1.0

          Bad Build Quality

          By Dav

          from New York, NY

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Flimsy
            • Unstable

            Best Uses

              Comments about DR Pro DRPRO SMS1BK Wood Studio Monitor Stand (Pair):

              Unfortunately it seems that you get what you pay for with these stands. As I was assembling the first pair, I found that the drilled holes were unaligned on one of the legs, making it impossible to assemble the item. Musician's Friend was very quick and responsive (5 stars to them and their team for the wonderful service btw) in sending me a 2nd pair. Unfortunately the 2nd pair had similar issues - the plate on which the monitor sits on was flimsy and so I ended up returning the item. If you order a pair of these, save yourself some time by thoroughly inspecting the item for defects first before assembling!

               
              5.0

              Sturdy wll made

              By Km

              from Pgh, pa

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              Pros

              • Holds Items Securely
              • Stable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about DR Pro DRPRO SMS1BK Wood Studio Monitor Stand (Pair):

                At first was not sure as with filling them with sand. You dont have to. The are very heavy n sturdy with out the sand. Very well built n worth the price.

                 
                5.0

                Solid, sturdy, good lucking speaker stands

                By MDB

                from Orlando, FL

                About Me Novice

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Holds Items Securely
                • Stable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about DR Pro DRPRO SMS1BK Wood Studio Monitor Stand (Pair):

                  Very nice speaker stands (I have the black ones). Very easy to assemble. NO damage or issues putting it together. I filled them up with play sand and they are really sturdy. I didn't use the spikes or rubber feet. They are just standing on the bottom base. You won't find anything this nice at this price.
                  I just wish that the speaker wires could be run inside the stand and not on the outside of the stand using clips taped to the side.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Pleasantly surprised.

                  By JL

                  from MS

                  About Me Novice

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

                  • Stable
                  • Sturdy Some Versatility

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about DR Pro DRPRO SMS1BK Wood Studio Monitor Stand (Pair):

                    I was pleasantly surprised. Easy to assemble. Sturdy. Looks nice. Comes with carpet spikes, straight post style feet, or rubber "bumps". Also includes a foam isolation pad about 1/4" thick. I wish there was a brown color. Also includes some cable "clips" or "holders" with adhesive backing. I didn't try these out but wonder if they would stay where stuck.
                    Overall, a very good value.

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great product

                    By Mastertennnispro

                    from Austin

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Holds Items Securely
                    • Portable
                    • Stable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Studio

                      Comments about DR Pro DRPRO SMS1BK Wood Studio Monitor Stand (Pair):

                      Easy to asamble.

                       
                      5.0

                      I like them

                      By musicfingers

                      from idaho

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Holds Items Securely
                      • Portable
                      • Stable
                      • They Are Nice Looking

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Home Studio
                        • They Work Great For Me

                        Comments about DR Pro DRPRO SMS1BK Wood Studio Monitor Stand (Pair):

                        i think for the money they are a great stand .. they were very easy to set up.. i do agree with the sand idea i haven't added sand yet but am planning on it. the top section that holds the monitor looked a little small but is holding my m-audio bx8a's very well..they are also a great hight for a normal computer chair. all in all great stand and im happy.

                         
                        4.0

                        Quality Control Issues, But Nice

                        By Danimal

                        from USA

                        About Me Novice

                        Comments about DR Pro DRPRO SMS1BK Wood Studio Monitor Stand (Pair):

                        With the first pair I ordered, one of the stands was manufactured incorrectly, such that one of the two support beams sat several centimeters higher than the other, meaning the top panel could not attach properly to support column. I exchanged it for another pair, and both work as expected now.

                        They are sturdy and attractive. This is my first pair of monitor stands, so I don't really have a basis for comparison, but they have served their purpose thus far. I have not yet filled the support columns, but they do offer the ability to do so.

                        If you don't mind taking a risk on getting a dud and being bothered to exchange, these appear to be of good quality when done right.

                         
                        4.0

                        Good product for the money

                        By @DWPSounds

                        from Honolulu, HI

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Holds Items Securely
                        • Stable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about DR Pro DRPRO SMS1BK Wood Studio Monitor Stand (Pair):

                            Cable organizer tabs that these stands come with don't stick very well or hold. I tried to use them to secure the power cord and xlr speaker cable but they kept popping off. Other than that minor annoyance these have been great. Very stable even without the extra weight added to the stands.

                             
                            5.0

                            Great stands.

                            By Kimo

                            from San Francisco

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy to assemble
                            • Inexpensive And Look Good
                            • Stable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Small Speakers

                              Comments about DR Pro DRPRO SMS1BK Wood Studio Monitor Stand (Pair):

                              Solid, easy to assemble, good-looking, stable, and inexpensive.

                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              High quality, priced right

                              By Billy Zenn

                              from Columbus, Ohio

                              About Me Professional Musician

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to assemble
                              • Substantial
                              • Well made

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Studio
                                • Professional Recording

                                Comments about DR Pro DRPRO SMS1BK Wood Studio Monitor Stand (Pair):

                                I needed to elevate a pair of Tannoy monitors, and these stands fit the bill quite nicely. Sturdy, functional and well-designed. Three feet tall is perfect.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Nice Stands

                                By Leedoug2

                                from Kokomo, Indiana

                                About Me Novice

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Assembly A Breeze
                                • Compact
                                • Great Construction
                                • Holds Items Securely
                                • Portable
                                • Stable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about DR Pro DRPRO SMS1BK Wood Studio Monitor Stand (Pair):

                                    Great stands for home stereo mid-size speakers

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