ROOTED BUTTRESS STANDS
Best-Sounding Conventional Mounting For Small Speakers
If you want to mount your monitor speakers on an ear level stand, we guarantee the Rooted Buttress will make them sound better than any such stand on the market, at any price. The Rooted Buttress is a straightforward column stand, but extreme in mass and rigidity. A solid 12" x 12" x 4" maple base is rooted to the floor by four massive brass footers. A solidnot hollowmaple column of bridge timber girth, 8" x 8", mounts on four brass minipoints and is bolted to the base from underneath. Speaker vibration flows from column into base via the points, eliminating the reflections and micro-rattles associated with flat-to-flat contact areas. The all-solid design is crucial: any hollow metal, wood or MDF stand has internal resonances that seriously degrade a speakers sound, even if filled with sand or lead (which also deaden dynamics).
The solid, massive maple design yields even greater sonic advantages on concrete, tile or modern flimsy plywood floorswith or without carpeting. These types of floors are notably poor sinks for vibration. Metal stands transmit almost all the speakers vibrations down into these floors, then pass the distorted reflections back up into the speaker. This causes harsh, deadened mids and highs while smearing and weakening the bass. In contrast, the massive maple of the Rooted Buttress is a superb sink, absorbing and dissipating the speakers vibrations to give you stronger and cleaner bass, gorgeous new warmth and lots more detail than youve ever heard from your speaker.
Speaker Stands with toned and black lacquer finishes are made to order and take 6-8 weeks to ship. We require a 50% non-refundable deposit for these items.