Building your own home studio has never been easier and more cost-effective. With so many options out there, it can seem like a daunting task pulling the trigger on what items you’ll need for your studio. In this guide, we’ll take a look at the usually overlooked aspect of studio monitor stands.
Studio monitor stands can be a lifesaver depending on your set-up, either by providing absolute utility in finding the optimal listening position and by contributing to the best playback of sound possible. Here are 4x options of studio monitor stands to help educate and aid you in deciding what the best option is for your studio set-up.
The triangle base monitor stand. Without a doubt, one of the most popular choices of studio monitor stands out there on the market today. Firstly, the triangle base monitor stand will provide unshakable support for your monitors with its broad base.
Then with its adjustable height support pole, you can adjust the height of the stand to the perfect listening position with total ease. Lastly, the triangle base monitor stand features 2x rubber strips that will grip the monitor and also provide excellent sound isolation qualities.
The triangle base studio monitor stand is a fantastic option that offers all the safety support along with ergonomic adjustability to get your monitors set correctly. The physical shape of the triangle base monitor stand means it can be placed either behind or to the side of your work desk. If your desk is tight on space, these would be a fantastic and cost-effective choice. For larger sized monitors there are also fixed height triangle base monitor stands if you require. Possible choices:
- Studiospares Triangle Base Monitor Speaker Stand – £15
- Gravity SP3202VT Vari-Tilt Studio Monitor Stand – £42
- K&M 26740 Monitor Speaker Stand – £78
Another option for consideration would be desktop clamp monitor stands. These would be a fantastic choice if, for example, your floor space doesn’t accommodate the triangle base monitor stands. Desktop clamp monitor stands can be easily clamped onto your desk, saving on floor and desktop space.
Desktop clamp monitor stands’ height can be adjusted to the perfect listening position with total ease. Lastly, the desktop clamp monitor stands feature a rubber plate to provide essential grip qualities to your monitors once mounted and sound isolation qualities.
Again, like the triangle base monitor stands, desktop clamp monitor stands provide fantastic safety support and adjustability to your studio monitors. The physical shape of these means they will work well being mounted to either the back of your desk. Or even to the sides of your desk.
Moving on, another option for studio monitor mounting would be desktop stands. A consideration if you have a large work desk that possibly has multiple levels or shelves, desktop stands may be the way for you.
Desktop studio monitor stands are a fantastic choice and offer you total freedom of placement on your desk. With adjustability in placement height and even angle, there is nothing holding you back from finding the perfect listening position.
Like the desktop clamp monitor stands, desktop studio monitor stands provide excellent support and sound isolation qualities thanks to their rubberised/isolated panels. The ideal choice if you are looking to have your studio monitors placed on your desk. Possible choices:
Lastly, the final option, if you are completely limited for floor space and can’t accommodate triangular base stands or don’t require desktop stands or clamps, the last option would be studio monitor isolation pads. If you do nothing else in regard to mounting your studio monitors, you should at least isolate them from the surface they’ll be placed on.
Reducing vibrations from the monitor into the desk will prevent any interference in the sound you are hearing from your monitors. Monitor isolation pads will help in achieving the most accurate monitoring environment in your studio. Possible choices:
To conclude, any of the 4x options are a great choice. As long as you are actively taking steps to avoid having your monitor placed directly onto your desk, you will be putting your best foot forward when recording and mixing. Keeping your studio monitors as isolated as possible will prevent any interfering vibrations and frequencies getting in your way while working.