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Top 5 Studio Monitor Stands of 2020

Top 5 Studio Monitor Stands of 2020

All bookshelf speakers will benefit from these studio monitor stands.

Studio monitor stands should be found in every serious desktop studio. The right stand will do more than just hold your speakers in place and prevent vibrations from being transferred to the desk and floor.

One of these will no doubt reshape your definition of the benefits that a studio monitor stand can provide.

On-Stage SMS4500-P Desktop Monitor Stands

Made from mostly steel and plastic, it has a black powder-coated surface giving it a solid overall construction. Its top plate measures 9" x 12" with EVA foam top and a 0° to 15° angle range.

With dimensions of 13” x 4” x 11”, it will fit perfectly in medium to large studios. The addition of interval pins give the stand height adjustments.

Also included are four rubber feet, which help minimize vibrations and provide adequate stability.

On-Stage SMS4500-P Desktop Studio Monitor Stands

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Specifications:

  • 9" Deep x 12" Wide EVA foam platform
  • 10" x 10" base, plus Angle Adjustment ranging from 0°-15°
  • Holding capacity of 45lbs

Pros

They hold up to 45lbs allowing you to mount heavy 8” and bigger studio monitors or stack multiple lighter ones. The buying price is $73, which makes sense for what it offers.

Cons

They occupy some valuable space in a small studio. They feature some moving parts which may generate rattle at certain frequencies to sensitive ears.

 

Ion Forge Pro Series Desktop Speaker Stand

Indeed an eye-catching desk monitor stand, the Ion Forges’ have some extremely useful features. When compared to other desk speaker stands, their Pro Series Desktop Speaker Stands have a one of a kind appearance.

The body frame of this stand is also quite intricate with extensive assembly and tools. It is constructed from solid powder-coated steel and has an aluminum neck, while dampening components are made of pure silicone.

Ion Forge Adjustable Studio Monitor Stands

$284.90 - (Ion Forge Website)

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 13.5” (L) x 11.8” (W) x 4.5” (D)
  • Material: Powder coated steel top and base plate, machined aluminum and molded silicone pads
  • Adjustment: tilt angle of +/- 20° , height of 7.8” to 11.2”
  • Weight: 6 pounds per stand
  • Capacity: 22 pounds per stand

Pros

A premium desk monitor stand with a robust adjustable base and not too big of a footprint.

Cons

With a buying price of almost $300 shipped from Australia, the Ion Forge Pro Series costs more than some studio monitors. Also, the stand comes with lots of small pieces and assembly tools, including 2 different size hex wrenches.

 

 Soundrise Pro Studio Monitor Stands

This desk speaker stand features an exquisite design and sturdy body frame. As all Soundrise stands are designed and manufactured in the US, it has unquestionable quality.

Soundrise stands are designed to improve the quality of sound your speakers produce by aligning your ear with the decoupled tweeters on your desk. As a result, you get more punchier mid-tones and an accurate bass sound without any muffling or vibrations from your desk. Their “C shape” raises your speakers by 9" and reclaims your desk space underneath.

With its 3/16" aluminum laser cut body, this stand features a flexible top plate to absorb any unwanted vibrations, and more so with the provided silicone rubber feet. You can use it for various brands of speakers, such as the Rokit5, Yamaha HS5, M-Audio BX8, and others under 30lbs.

Soundrise Pro Desktop Studio Monitor Stands

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Specifications:

  • Available in multiple powder coat finishes (black, matte white, silver, and raw unpainted)
  • Custom C shape design with a high quality laser cut
  • Powder-coated industrial finish for lifetime durability
  • 6.5" x 8.5" top plate to support the weight of 5" to 7" studio monitors

Pros

Noticeably improves sound by removing desk muffle. This product was designed in a simple manner to serve its purpose and give back your desk space.

Cons

Compared to other studio monitor stands, they're a bit pricey at $150/pair.

 

Clutch CL-DMS250 Adjustable Height Desktop Studio Monitor Speaker Stands

Similar to the Ion Forge, the Clutch CL-DMS250 has a hexagonal wrench to adjust the stand to whatever level you wish.

The Clutch CL-DMS250 adjustable height studio monitor stands also come with rubber caps and top speaker caps, which provide all the support your speakers need while preventing some vibrations.

Clutch CL-DMS250 Adjustable Height Desktop Studio Monitor Stands

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Specifications:

  • Up to 11” rise at the highest notch
  • Top plate dimensions: 8.6" x 7"
  • Made of steel
  • Weight: 6 pounds per stand

    Pros

    Based on its features and specifications, this stand is designed for durability and curbing the excess speaker vibrations. Good Price.

    Cons

    The biggest issues that we have discovered about the Clutch CL-DMS250 is the fact that it takes up a lot of desk space and requires a hex wrench to assemble and adjust.

     

    K&M 26772 Medium Tabletop Studio Monitor Stands

    The K&M 26772 is another stand specifically designed for desktops. With its simple, yet strong body frame, the stand is adjustable between 6.5" to 10” inches.

    The stand holds up to 33 pounds each & comes with four rubber pads which helps dampen some vibrations.

    K & M Stands K & M Studio Monitor Stands
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    Specifications:

    • Stand is made of steel, legs are made of flat steel plate
    • Base dimensions: 8.4” x 8.4”
    • Load capacity of 33 pounds
    • Top plate dimensions: 6.6” x 6”

    Pros

    Simple to set up and built strong.

    Cons

    They’re heavy at almost 7 pounds each. The small upper plate makes it less than ideal for bigger speakers.

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