Best-Sounding Conventional Mounting For Small Speakers
If you want to mount your monitor speakers on an ear-level stand, we guarantee our 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"x12"x4" maple base is rooted to the floor by four massive brass footers. A solid—not hollow— 8" x 8" maple column of bridge timber girth mounts on four brass minipoints and is attached to the base from underneath. An extension of our Vibration Control System, the mounted speaker's 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).
This all-solid, massive maple design yields even greater sonic advantages on concrete, tile or modern flimsy plywood floors—with 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 speakers. This causes harsh, deadened mids and highs while smearing and weakening the bass. In contrast, the massive maple of a Rooted Buttress is a superb optimized sink, absorbing and dissipating the speakers' vibrations to give you stronger and cleaner bass, gorgeous new warmth and lots more detail than you've ever heard from your speakers.
Rooted Buttress 2 stands feature a 12"x12"x4" symmetric maple top that accommodates larger monitors and small floor-standing speakers. Featuring three rigidly coupled, all-solid layers of air dried maple, the Rooted Buttress 2 is our very best-sounding stand for mounting smaller speakers at ear-level. Every pair is made to order using carefully matched, handsomely variegated Ambrosia maple hand-selected by our Amish craftsmen.