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K&M Ruka Ultra Lightweight Music Stand Black

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This beautiful, 3-part folding music stand from K&M (Koenig & Meyer) is extremely lightweight, portable and has a large, deep desk. This folding alum...Click To Read More About This Product

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A music stand so light you can transport it in your briefcase or tote bag.

This beautiful, 3-part folding music stand from K&M (Koenig & Meyer) is extremely lightweight, portable and has a large, deep desk. This folding aluminum music stand in black is fully adjustable, features a page holder, and comes with its own carrying case. The music stand collapses to less than 20" long and is easily portable in a briefcase or tote bag. Its height and desk angle are adjustable, while the page holder is accented with a flourish resembling the shape of a classical lyre.

FEATURES
  • Dimensions:
  • Length (folded): 19-15/16"
  • Desk: 9-7/16" H x 19-1/16" W
  • Height: adjusts from 23" to 48"
  • Desk Depth: 1-5/8"
  • Weight: 1-1/2 lb.

Collapse your music stand and carry it easily. Order the Ruka today.

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K&MRuka Ultra Lightweight Music Stand
 
4.5

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (10)
  • Portable (10)
  • Holds items securely (8)
  • Stable (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (8)
  • Home studio (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
  • Amateur recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (4), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

What's it mean?

I play guitar and sing, and own a Belmonte and old chrome wire Hamilton stand. I ordered the Ruka and really like it, as I use a couple of binders full of songs...Read complete review

I play guitar and sing, and own a Belmonte and old chrome wire Hamilton stand. I ordered the Ruka and really like it, as I use a couple of binders full of songs and perform solo with a drum machine etc. The Ruka is way more adjustable than the Hamilton I'm replacing it with. The desk is not as deep as the Hamilton, but it is a little more stable. I like the black color, and the tilt is adjustable (big improvement). Very easy to assemble, didn't have to read any instructions. I don't think any came with it! I attached my light to the lyre and it's perfect! I'll probably leave the Belmonte at home and gig with the Ruka. The chrome Hamilton I'll use for jamming standing up. I like it as well. Music has been a lifelong treasure for me and is a reward in itself. It's the journey that's important, not the destination. It's the best! Peace!

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Great Stand

Good stand, but way huge when collapsed and doesn't fit that well into the carry bag...
really nice stand, but kind of big (doesn't fold down as small as other...Read complete review

Good stand, but way huge when collapsed and doesn't fit that well into the carry bag...
really nice stand, but kind of big (doesn't fold down as small as other K&M stands, like the 101). But it is actually lightter than the 101, so easy to move around once it is setup. very sturdy;
Hints at that legendary K&M quality and design.
These cost close to double what a 101b can be had for, and being that they are large to carry, one has to consider the pros and cons of size vs. weight vs. price. I would say that for most users, you would be better off with a real K&M 101b than a ruka..

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(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Great Stand

By Marc Wolf

from New York

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Comments about K&M Ruka Ultra Lightweight Music Stand:

Good stand, but way huge when collapsed and doesn't fit that well into the carry bag...
really nice stand, but kind of big (doesn't fold down as small as other K&M stands, like the 101). But it is actually lightter than the 101, so easy to move around once it is setup. very sturdy;
Hints at that legendary K&M quality and design.
These cost close to double what a 101b can be had for, and being that they are large to carry, one has to consider the pros and cons of size vs. weight vs. price. I would say that for most users, you would be better off with a real K&M 101b than a ruka..

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Portable, light, easy to use

By Carole Lamerson

from New England

Comments about K&M Ruka Ultra Lightweight Music Stand:

Very lightweight and portable. Setup is a little busy with turning and twisting but the puzzle is worth the effort. Playing the bagpipe in a band, it is easy to have the stand with me while learning the new music in a group. The extensions are perfect for 3 pieces of music (with my clips to hold them in place.) Overall a good choice for me.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Adjustable and Sturdy

By JerzFatz

from Jersey

Comments about K&M Ruka Ultra Lightweight Music Stand:

Thumb screws and page holder swivel are easily adjustable. Best feature: sturdy shaft and wide legs....hard to knock over. Glad I spend the extra.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wonderful quality stand

By stsk

from CO

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Comments about K&M Ruka Ultra Lightweight Music Stand:

The Ruka is both well constructed and an excellent bargain. The inclusion of a carry bag essentially means the comparable price of the stand is about 20 bucks. The hardware is precision machined and of higher quality than you'd expect in a stand at this price point.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What's it mean?

By Bruce Kerr

from Southern Illinois

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Pros

  • Compact
  • Holds Items Securely
  • nice range of size
  • Portable
  • Stable
  • very light and very easy to set up

Cons

  • no cons

Best Uses

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

Comments about K&M Ruka Ultra Lightweight Music Stand:

I play guitar and sing, and own a Belmonte and old chrome wire Hamilton stand. I ordered the Ruka and really like it, as I use a couple of binders full of songs and perform solo with a drum machine etc. The Ruka is way more adjustable than the Hamilton I'm replacing it with. The desk is not as deep as the Hamilton, but it is a little more stable. I like the black color, and the tilt is adjustable (big improvement). Very easy to assemble, didn't have to read any instructions. I don't think any came with it! I attached my light to the lyre and it's perfect! I'll probably leave the Belmonte at home and gig with the Ruka. The chrome Hamilton I'll use for jamming standing up. I like it as well. Music has been a lifelong treasure for me and is a reward in itself. It's the journey that's important, not the destination. It's the best! Peace!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Lightweight, easy to carry and set up

By Goddess Diana

from Bellingham, WA

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Pros

  • Compact
  • Holds Items Securely
  • Portable
  • Stable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about K&M Ruka Ultra Lightweight Music Stand:

    I already had the extra heavy duty K & M stand, but when I started taking group Uke lessons I found it really awkward and heavy to take down and transport to class. This was a great solution! Now I leave the heavy duty one set up at home for practice and take the light one when I go out. I was concerned it wouldn't hold enough music, but it's great. Easy to set up and fold down. I even clip a aNueNue hangar on it to hang my uke when I need to. K & M makes quality products....

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    god, lightweight stand

    By Don

    from Denver, Colorado

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Compact
    • Portable
    • Stable

    Cons

    • Flimsy

    Best Uses

      Comments about K&M Ruka Ultra Lightweight Music Stand:

      I use this stand at the lowest setting when seated,playing guitar. I like its small profile; there's less between me and the audience. If I were to use it extended, I think it would be a little unstable, but for my purposes, it's ideal.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very light but sturdy, great low profile

      By Dr. Xap

      from Salem, OR

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Compact
      • Holds Items Securely
      • Portable
      • Stable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about K&M Ruka Ultra Lightweight Music Stand:

        Of the three stands I bought recently I like this the best. It costs over twice as much as the others but is still less than half the cost of a lot of other stands. It is extremely light and compact and the hardware seems to be a reliably good quality. As a cellist, I was looking for a stand that I can set very low to play over and one that can be used for some of my very smallest child students sitting on little stools. This works great for that. I will probably be using this as my primary stand in solo performances where I don't want the stand blocking my instrument.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Stand Up Stand

        By mandomike

        from Phoenix, AZ

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        Pros

        • Compact
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about K&M Ruka Ultra Lightweight Music Stand:

          I am very impressed with the lightweight nature of this stand and how easy it is to transport. I have put a fairly heavy music book on it and it supported the music well. It has some give to it under weight but I want to reserve comment on durability until I have used it for a while. Overall I am impressed.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          PERFECT!

          By harp5678

          from Los Angeles

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Sturdy Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about K&M Ruka Ultra Lightweight Music Stand:

              In 20 years of performing, this is by far the best foldable music stand I have ever used. It even holds heavy/large books without wobbling or titling.

               
              5.0

              Excellent stand

              By nyc cellist

              from new yor, ny

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              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about K&M Ruka Ultra Lightweight Music Stand:

                  strong, stable stand that is very good

                   
                  5.0

                  Ruka ultra lightweight music stand

                  By little buddie

                  from W.V.

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Holds Items Securely
                  • Portable
                  • Stable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about K&M Ruka Ultra Lightweight Music Stand:

                    I use it at home and events. It will hold 2 books and is light enough to carry around.

                     
                    5.0

                    Light and low!

                    By Diane

                    from Boston

                    About Me Professional Musician

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                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Holds Items Securely
                    • Portable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Performances

                      Comments about K&M Ruka Ultra Lightweight Music Stand:

                      I sit to perform and hate having a stand between me and the audience. When on the floor, it blocks the view of those in front, and even on stage it's a distracting thing blocking the view. This is perfect to get the needed cues out of the way. Seems sturdy. Not built for tossing down the stairs, but adequate and lightweight, which is important to me.

                       
                      5.0

                      Recommended

                      By Ed

                      from Baker City, OR

                      About Me Novice

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Affordable
                      • Compact
                      • Holds Items Securely
                      • Light Weight
                      • Portable
                      • Stable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Events
                        • Home Studio
                        • Performances

                        Comments about K&M Ruka Ultra Lightweight Music Stand:

                        Easily taken along when going out.

                         
                        5.0

                        Excellent Value

                        By Ed

                        from Baker City, OR

                        About Me Novice

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                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Great Value
                        • Holds Items Securely
                        • Portable
                        • Stable
                        • Sturdy

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about K&M Ruka Ultra Lightweight Music Stand:

                            Easily set up and folded back into a compact form that fits into it's carry case with ease. I will be using this as I learn to play my flute, with my other instruments, and into the future. Thank you Ruka... exactly what I was needing for an affordable price.

                             
                            4.0

                            It is a finbe,sable music stand. I real

                            By Ballader

                            from Rockland, Maine

                            About Me Novice

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Holds Items Securely
                            • Portable
                            • Stable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur Recording
                              • Events
                              • Performances

                              Comments about K&M Ruka Ultra Lightweight Music Stand:

                              It is fine stable music stand, exactly like my professional; friend has and uses.

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