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The upper plate that holds the speaker has an opening for a screw that attaches it to the main pole. The hole does not align and therefore cannot be tightened with the provided screw. The speaker placed on it is unstable.
These, simply, are utterly inadequate speaker stands. I purchased them searching for (6 inch) shorter stands than I currently have and tried these.
First, they advertise "cable management", which is only at the top (they cut a hole into the pipe); at the bottom, you are told to use the included spikes, which helpfully elevate the stand and allow for the cable to run out that way. Except that you are NOT to use spikes unless you're on carpeting; spikes not only are bad for hardwood floors but transmit vibrations like crazy. Oh, and the damn spikes don't fit, too.
The tops are a flat panel welded to a short piece of pipe, which "fits" into the tall pipe from the base. Again, metal on metal: resonance. Nothing fits tightly. You are supposed to cover up the lousy way the wooden base fits around the long pipe with a black gasket. Perhaps the gasket could be used up top to dampen the metal vibrating?
If it weren't for the fact that trying to get these things back into the import-friendly packaging would drive me certifiably insane, I would return these in a heartbeat. As it is, I'm very grateful to have my old wooden stands; ironically, they were American-made and purchased from Amazon!
Not for medium heavy speakers. I am using these with polk S20, and despite the weight of speakers is far lower than weight capacity listed for this stand, its easy to tip the stand over with just push of finger because of so narrow and light wooden base (top and mainly, bottom). Bottom plate is made of wood, so not heavily at all. Unsafe for home with carpet and kids around. These stands seem to be for very small bookshelf speakers- may be less than 10lb. Even with lighter speakers there will always bw fear of tipping over. I am now thinking of tieing it with some shelf nearby or having to add a large wooden plate at bottom to precent it from tipping over.
Also, 45 degree flxibility is only when you do not lock it with screw. Once screw is in, you can not rotate the speaker without unscrewing the rotation lock screw with a screw driver. Also with the scres, there are only three holes (0,-45,+45 degree rotation), which is not as big of a deal as compared to stability issue.
I have 4 of them, 2 i had from before in the box, and 2 i ordered from amazon, after assembling , and after one week, they all Fell to the ground, i was luck nobody was near buy. if you have children or pets, avoid this product at all cost. amazon should NOT sell this product. the plastic insert for the bottom that the product stands on, breaks even with very small speakers., the bad part is the plastic brake in half and some part will get stuck in the base, and make the product totally useless. I seldom do not give Bad review, BUT i am lucky nobody was around when they collapsed. in the middle of night. I have to put them in the garbage. WHY do you guys use cheap plastic for the stand. totally irresponsible.
They should not be allowed to sell this product to the consumer.
Speaker plate screw holes don't line up, making it impossible to assemble. It would've taken QC 3 seconds to check to see if they lined up. I get it that they're $50 and I wasn't expecting to pass these on to my progeny as family heirlooms or to hold the weight of a Volkswagen, but imagine my disappointment when they're unable to perform even the basic feat of "keeping something off of the floor" reliably. Returning this, and avoiding future purchases from this company.
The plates did not line up, nor did one one of the screws fit securely to hold the top plate, and one of the plastic spike feet broke off because it did not properly fit into the base, all problems identified in other reviews. I decided to do a self-fix with the base, which required adding rubber feet (at an additional cost), and line the speakers up correctly with tape, rather than a return. Absolutely not worth the money paid in my opinion.
These seemed like decent stands, but the non scratch feet they have you use for the base are so freaking fragile they might as well be glass.
The simple act of adjusting the speaker stand...and I'm talking literally rotating the stand so the speaker faced me, sheared off two of the feet. I tried supergluing them back but they snapped right off again.