IsoAcoustics ISO-L8R430 Monitor Stand
Supports oversized single speaker
Our take on the IsoAcoustics ISO-L8R430 Monitor Stand by Crutchfield's Alexander Hrabe
Make your desktop studio monitor sound its best
If you're investing in a top-of-the-line studio monitor, why not invest in the stand that ensures its optimal performance?
This IsoAcoustics ISO-L8R430 monitor stand for an oversized speaker employs the same principles as the best professional studios to simulate speaker "flotation." Thanks to a patented design, the IsoAcoustics stand eliminates the transfer of energy from your speaker to surrounding surfaces, which means you'll hear clean, accurate sound with every listen. Equipped for various tilt options, the stand measures 17" wide by 9" deep to accommodate a large speaker at least 17" wide, with a weight up to 100 lbs. You can even use this larger stand to get a guitar or bass amp up off the floor. Use IsoAcoustics' size calculator to confirm this is the right stand for your speaker, or if you have a particular speaker in mind, check out IsoAcoustics' reference chart.
Praise for the IsoAcoustics speaker stands from Audiostream
"If you use desktop speakers, you owe it to them, to your ears, and to your music to try the IsoAcoustic speaker stands. If you are currently not using anything, they will elevate the musicality of your speakers by far more than inches, providing greater resolution, improved bass response, and a more focused sound image. They will in short make your speakers more enjoyable to listen to and that is more than worth the price of admission."
— From Michael Lavorgna's review in Audiostream, July 17, 2014
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- built to support one oversized speaker
- maximum speaker weight: 100 lbs.
- measures 17"W x 9"D
- various tilt options
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Upper element
- Lower element
- 6 Tube risers (Length=3.98")
- 3 Short inserts (Length=1.24")
- 4 Long inserts (Length=1.569")
Works as advertised.l wanted something to lift my center chanel speaker up to rear level and it worked flawlessly. Audio seems to be more concentrated like I was looking for. Works well with my BDI console.
Overview: The IsoAcoustics ISO-L8R ("isolator") speaker stands are designed to raise your speakers or studio monitors off of the tabletop or floor and angle them toward your ears. The stands have a unique floating design which isolates and decouples the speaker from the mounting surface to eliminate acoustic distortion. The ISO-L8R430 stand is black in color, and include the parts for 7 different tilt configurations for optimal placement and listening positions.
Note: This package includes a single speaker stand.
Application: The ISO-L8R430 Studio Monitor stand is designed for large studio monitors in the recording environment. They should be used with a speaker with dimensions greater than 17" wide and 9" deep, and weighing up to 100 pounds.
PIF Principles: IsoAcoustics ISO-L8R stands are designed to support the PIF Principles of acoustic design:
- Placement: The proximity to adjacent and nearby surfaces. The stands raise the speakers off the supporting surface and away from adjacent surfaces to reduce reflections.
- Isolation: The stands decouple the speakers from the supporting surface to reduce the energy from exciting other objects. The speaker is allowed for float independently.
- Focus: By raising and tilting the speakers, the stands create an ideal listening position. The speakers should be tilted to the listeners ear level, and positioned to form an equilateral triangle from the speakers to the listener.
Angle Adjustment: Six 4" tube risers, plus two sets of tube inserts, are included to allow you to adjust the angle of the speakers. The rigid steel riser tubes are approximately 3/4" in diameter. The high-density plastic inserts are placed in the ends of the riser tubes to tilt the speakers up to a maximum of 6.5°. The inserts are placed in the rear risers to create a downward tilt or in the front risers for an upward tilt. You can use the short or tall inserts, or both, to obtain the optimal listening angle. The stands can be configured to multiple combinations of heights and angles, from a minimum height of 5.375" (with no inserts used) to a maximum of 6.434" (with both inserts used).
Isolator Sections: The stand consists of top and bottom isolator sections, made of high-density plastic, with high-modulus co-polymer isolators on each corner. The combination of isolators and steel tubes significantly absorbs and dissipates the energy coming from the speakers so that it does not travel to the mounting surface. This allows the speaker to "float" independently, eliminating acoustic distortion. Both the base and upper isolator sections are 16-15/16" wide and 9" deep.
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