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DR Pro Maple Wood Studio Monitor Stand (Pair)  Maple 

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DR Pro's 36" monitor stand pair provides optimal, ear-level placement of near-field (compact) studio speakers. The speaker stands eliminate interfere...Read More

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A pair of studio monitor stands that stabilize your studio speakers, provide optimal sound placement, and eliminate vibrational interference.

DR Pro's 36" monitor stand pair provides optimal, ear-level placement of near-field (compact) studio speakers. The speaker stands eliminate interference from resonant surfaces like desks and tables and they're a stylish, space-saving solution for any recording studio. They feature 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.

FEATURES
  • 5-year manufacturer's warranty

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

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DR ProMaple Wood Studio Monitor Stand (Pair)
 
4.5

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (9)
  • Holds items securely (7)
  • Portable (4)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (7)
  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Professional recording (3)
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    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Solid and sturdy, look the biz

I had read reviews of these on MF as well as other sites and was a bit unsure of how sturdy and solidly built these would be. I was pleasantly surprised by how hefty...Read complete review

I had read reviews of these on MF as well as other sites and was a bit unsure of how sturdy and solidly built these would be. I was pleasantly surprised by how hefty the box was when I initially went to carry it up the stairs as some of the reviews on other sites had noted that they were on the light side. Definitely a solid weight to them.

Setting them up was easy. A couple of screws and washers for each and they were ready to go. I debated the carpet spikes or the rubber feet and decided on the screw in rubber feet. They sit solidly, and unless you've got huge 50 pound monitors on them I can't see how they would be unstable even without filling them with sand or litter.

The metal bits are just slightly shorter than the surrounding wood, but I'm not so picky as to sit on the floor and stare up at them so it doesn't bother me. That little gap is completely covered by the monitor platform and they look totally pro in my opinion.

They sit right basically right at ear level for me while seated, so no complaints there either.

Very happy with the purchase and would recommend to a friend.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Almost

The DR Pro SMS1MPL Wood Studio Monitor Stands could be very nice stands--they just need to improve the quality control. For the price shipped plus ~the money for rubber and cat litter,...Read complete review

The DR Pro SMS1MPL Wood Studio Monitor Stands could be very nice stands--they just need to improve the quality control. For the price shipped plus ~the money for rubber and cat litter, these are probably more stable and look nicer in my studio than the cheaper SMS-6000 stands I was going to get, although the "maple" finish on these doesn't match that of my Studio RTA Creation Station Studio Desk (the latter's is a tad darker/redder). I'm not sure how these compare to the more expensive American Recorder Technologies version, which appears to be identical minus the foam pads and plus a longer warranty (lifetime instead of 5-year).
The stands are just over 37" tall including the foam pads and rubber feet or carpet spikes (it includes both, as well as vinyl feet to go under the spikes on a hard floor, and cable clips you can adhere to the back). The feet/spikes screw in to the bottom of the stands, so you can level them, and they seem sturdy. I didn't use the included pads, as I already had some Auralex Monitor Isolation Pads, which raise the speakers another 2" (not ideal when the stands are already 1" too tall--I might need to get a taller chair) but should provide better isolation and support. (The included pads reduce the supporting surface from 8" x 9" to about 6" x 7". The Auralex pads are the perfect width at 8".)

For fill, I shopped around and settled on cat litter as the cheapest convenient option--Home Depot's sand had accrued some moisture, so I went to Walmart and grabbed a 20-lb jug of Cat's Pride scoop litter, which is cheap, fine enough to funnel through the 3/8" fill holes (you need a small funnel), and comes in an easy-to-pour jug. It ended up taking about half the jug to fill the columns. Not as much weight as sand or shot, but the metal no longer resonates, and that's what matters most.
When I took mine out of the box, one of the corners of one of the wood columns was smashed in a bit. Oh well, I'll put that corner in the back and it won't be too noticeable. The bigger problem is the metal columns came shorter than the wood columns (the stands are each made up of two square metal columns surrounded by an H-shaped column of veneered particle board), meaning if you try to tighten it all together, there will be a gap (no gasket seal on top) and you'll likely split the top wood piece around the washers. To solve this problem, I ordered an EPR Sheet, 60 Durometer, Black, 3/32" Thick, 12" Width, 12" Length (cheapest black sheet rubber of suitable thickness I could find), cut eight 1.5" squares of it with a utility knife, used a hole punch to put a hole in the center of each, and stacked them two high on top of each metal column before putting the top gasket and platform on. While not ideal, they fill in and seal the gap well enough and don't look bad if you happen to sit on the floor and look up at them. I still had to be careful not to overtighten the bolts.

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5.0

Nice looking heavy and stable monitor stands

By Tom B

from Long Beach, CA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Holds Items Securely
  • Stable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

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

    Heavy and sturdy. 37" height (w/rubber spikes) is perfect for my setup. I got these to go with the "Studio RTA Producer Station Maple" and they are a very close match as the maple is just a tad shade lighter but close enough with the black accent. The pedestal is comprised of a composite solid wood core with 2 heavy duty black square tubes. Carpet spikes and rubber spikes for wood floors are included for versatility. The provided speaker cable clips came with double stick foam tape that didn't hold well and I had to use a better grade double stick tape. I recommend these monitor stands.

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    4.0

    Good affordable stands.

    By --

    from Spring Valley, CA

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Holds Items Securely
    • Portable
    • Stable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio

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

      Heavy enough so I did not add any buckshot or sand. Easy to assemble.

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      4.0

      Greatv addtion

      By tric

      from CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Holds Items Securely
      • Portable
      • Stable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

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

        Holding Studio Monitors

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        4.0

        You need these...

        By Nick the Musician/Home Studio Guy

        from El Cajon, CA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Stable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

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

          I've got Samson SE5 monitors and they fit perfectly on here. The stands were easy to assemble, it only took about ten minutes including unboxing. The directions advise to fill the stand uprights with bird shot or sand. I didn't fill mine as they were already a lot heavier than expected and it doesn't say online that you would need to fill them. So friendly heads up if you want to fill it, acquire sand or shot before these arrive as I wasn't going to wait to assemble mine. They look amazing and are super solid I. Construction. As one prior review stated the wood and metail are not equal in length, so if you have really bad ocd, you may not want to buy these. But if you want some awesome monitor stands, then I give this the Three Chamber Heart stamp of approval.

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          5.0

          Excellent! Great for basement hobbyist.

          By THOMAS

          from undisclosed

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          Pros

          • East To Assemble
          • Easy to assemble
          • Holds Items Securely
          • Matches Yamaha Keyboard
          • Nice Looking
          • Stable

          Cons

          • NONE

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

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

          Very pleased with these stands. Not cheap but worth the money.They would support even larger monitors then the Behringer MS 40's I have. I didn't fill them as suggested as they seem stable enough. Send back first pair because of misaligned screw hole but Musicians Friend replaced first pair with new pair. Good service as usual.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent Studio Monitor Stands!

          By Guitarhead

          from Tecumseh, MI.

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

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

            Easy to assemble, extremely sturdy and very nice on the eyes as well. I had both stands assembled within like 15 minutes. They hold my 8" JBL monitors well. Extremely happy with these!

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            5.0

            best bang-for-buck speaker stand availab

            By Ponzio

            from Philadelphia, PA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Build Quality
            • Holds Items Securely
            • Stable
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bookshelf Speakers

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

              This is my 3rd pair ... 'nuff said.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Solid and sturdy, look the biz

              By Chchadder

              from NYC

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Holds Items Securely
              • Stable

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  I had read reviews of these on MF as well as other sites and was a bit unsure of how sturdy and solidly built these would be. I was pleasantly surprised by how hefty the box was when I initially went to carry it up the stairs as some of the reviews on other sites had noted that they were on the light side. Definitely a solid weight to them.

                  Setting them up was easy. A couple of screws and washers for each and they were ready to go. I debated the carpet spikes or the rubber feet and decided on the screw in rubber feet. They sit solidly, and unless you've got huge 50 pound monitors on them I can't see how they would be unstable even without filling them with sand or litter.

                  The metal bits are just slightly shorter than the surrounding wood, but I'm not so picky as to sit on the floor and stare up at them so it doesn't bother me. That little gap is completely covered by the monitor platform and they look totally pro in my opinion.

                  They sit right basically right at ear level for me while seated, so no complaints there either.

                  Very happy with the purchase and would recommend to a friend.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Solid stands at a great price

                  By TheCheapCassettes

                  from Big Island Hawaii

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Portable
                  • Stable

                  Cons

                  • Could Be Unstable

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

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

                  I bought this pair of monitor stands to hold my M-Audio Cx5 studio monitors. They ship in a compact box(which is pretty heavy for the size) and took me about 10 minutes to put them together. They look great and are solid. Both stands come with 2 channels that run the length of the stand to be filled with sand(not included) to add stability. I chose not to go that route and so far so good. I can however see how these stands could be unstable. Pets, children etc. could easily bump into the stand and it will come down. I positioned my stands out of harms way so it is all good. Just something to consider. Either way, for the price you get 2 solid good looking monitor stands. Glad I made the purchase.

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                  (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Almost

                  By Frasier

                  from Virginia

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

                  The DR Pro SMS1MPL Wood Studio Monitor Stands could be very nice stands--they just need to improve the quality control. For the price shipped plus ~the money for rubber and cat litter, these are probably more stable and look nicer in my studio than the cheaper SMS-6000 stands I was going to get, although the "maple" finish on these doesn't match that of my Studio RTA Creation Station Studio Desk (the latter's is a tad darker/redder). I'm not sure how these compare to the more expensive American Recorder Technologies version, which appears to be identical minus the foam pads and plus a longer warranty (lifetime instead of 5-year).
                  The stands are just over 37" tall including the foam pads and rubber feet or carpet spikes (it includes both, as well as vinyl feet to go under the spikes on a hard floor, and cable clips you can adhere to the back). The feet/spikes screw in to the bottom of the stands, so you can level them, and they seem sturdy. I didn't use the included pads, as I already had some Auralex Monitor Isolation Pads, which raise the speakers another 2" (not ideal when the stands are already 1" too tall--I might need to get a taller chair) but should provide better isolation and support. (The included pads reduce the supporting surface from 8" x 9" to about 6" x 7". The Auralex pads are the perfect width at 8".)

                  For fill, I shopped around and settled on cat litter as the cheapest convenient option--Home Depot's sand had accrued some moisture, so I went to Walmart and grabbed a 20-lb jug of Cat's Pride scoop litter, which is cheap, fine enough to funnel through the 3/8" fill holes (you need a small funnel), and comes in an easy-to-pour jug. It ended up taking about half the jug to fill the columns. Not as much weight as sand or shot, but the metal no longer resonates, and that's what matters most.
                  When I took mine out of the box, one of the corners of one of the wood columns was smashed in a bit. Oh well, I'll put that corner in the back and it won't be too noticeable. The bigger problem is the metal columns came shorter than the wood columns (the stands are each made up of two square metal columns surrounded by an H-shaped column of veneered particle board), meaning if you try to tighten it all together, there will be a gap (no gasket seal on top) and you'll likely split the top wood piece around the washers. To solve this problem, I ordered an EPR Sheet, 60 Durometer, Black, 3/32" Thick, 12" Width, 12" Length (cheapest black sheet rubber of suitable thickness I could find), cut eight 1.5" squares of it with a utility knife, used a hole punch to put a hole in the center of each, and stacked them two high on top of each metal column before putting the top gasket and platform on. While not ideal, they fill in and seal the gap well enough and don't look bad if you happen to sit on the floor and look up at them. I still had to be careful not to overtighten the bolts.

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