Heavy Duty Steel Speaker Stand
Column or Pillar: "A column or pillar in architecture and structural engineering is a structural element that transmits, through compression, the weight of the structure above to other structural elements below. A … metal … support with a rectangular or other non-round section are usually called piers." – Wikipedia
The Speaker Stand's Mission
Pangea Audio’s new DS400 speaker stand uses ultra-strong support piers to provide an incredibly solid and rigid base for compact monitors and other bookshelf-type speakers. As always, Pangea provides huge amount of performance for a remarkably low price. You’ll have to pay a whole lot more to get a stand that rivals the DS400’s combination of build quality and performance-enhancing features.
Inside a conventional loudspeaker are piston-type drivers that move back and forth to generate sound waves in the air. Most modern speaker cabinets have been engineered to rigidly hold the drivers while adding minimal vibration (coloration) to their sound.
Larger, floor-standing speaker cabinets can absorb a lot of this vibration energy. Any excess energy is transmitted by steel spikes into the floor. Smaller cabinets are unable to absorb all this excess energy and require a speaker stand to transfer this excess energy into the floor.
Super Strong Rectangular Pier Construction
In the architectural world, non-round columns made of steel called piers support huge structures like skyscrapers that weigh untold numbers of tons. These same retangular-type columns allow the Pangea DS400 to deliver rock-solid support for all types of monitor loudspeakers.
You will immediately notice the sonic benefits of Pangea’s adaptation of this construction technique, including improved image focus, low mid-range coloration, and optimal bass performance.
Pangea Audio’s DS400 speaker stand features four rectangular steel support piers, forming an amazingly strong rectangular support structure for improved speaker performance. Additionally all four support piers can be filled with sand or steel shot for even better vibration damping.
The Hardware Makes A Huge Difference
The DS400 speaker stand looks like its predecessor, the DS300, but with two important improvements. First, the DS400 uses two heavy-duty, large-diameter solid metal bolts to rigidly couple the piers to the base plate. Second, the base plate has also been made heavier and is now 3mm thick with welded channels to support the steel speaker spikes.
Heavy-duty Top Plate and Bottom Plate
The Pangea Audio DS400 features a 6" wide by 8.5" deep steel top plate to match a wide range of compact or monitor-type speakers and an extra heavy duty, 3mm-thick, 9.75" by 12" bottom plate. The DS400 comes complete with adjustable carpet-piercing bottom spikes and is available in three heights – 24", 28" or 32".