I have a horrible listening room where the only possible speaker position puts the listener in a bass null, causing everything to sound shrill, forward and bass-shy. Im using the Paradigm studio 20s...and Ive gotten them to sound barely acceptable on a pair of 24 sanus stands with floor spikes and small spikes under the speakers
themselves. In desperation I ordered a pair of Bedrocks and I am flabbergasted! The bass is huge...and the midrange and treble are now much smoother as well. It
is an absolutely incredible difference, even greater than adding a sub, which would not improve the harsh treble the way the Bedrocks do. If you own a pair of small
speakers you MUST try the Bedrocks. The difference is astounding. - Marc A.
MAPLE BEDROCK ULTRA 2
For speakers up to 13" wide, 15" deep and 26" tall
Only low, on-the-floor mounting can make smallish speakers sound so huge, warm and transparent. Optimized tiltback positioning, combined with super-solid maple base and heavy vibration-draining brass feet, yields amazing transients and details. Percussion and piano attacks gain startling potency. Ditto for bass power and articulationenough to cross those subwoofers off your wish list. Surprisingly, the soundstage image floats well above the floor.
Just like for floorstanders, doubling the thickness of the Maple Bedrock base unleashes dramatically better deep bass extension with greatly improved midrange and bass detail. The Ultra is a perfectionists Bedrock with 4" thick maple and a huge 3" time-alignment footer. Bedrocks make
monitor speakers sound dramatically better than any conventional stand. If youre on carpet-covered concrete, tile, or engineered wood floors, the Bedrock Ultra is a must-have.
We recommend all potential Maple Bedrock Ultra customers try a simple experiment to hear the benefits of low mounting: listen to one of your favorite tracks with the speakers sitting on the floor in front of their current stands, tilted back with a wood or metal block under the front with the tweeter aimed slightly above your ear. If your floor is carpeted, lay down a heavy plank or cutting board first. Then put the speakers back on their stands and listen to the same track again. This preview lets you hear about half of the bass improvement you'll get from Bedrocks, but none of the treble and midrange improvements.