Solidsteel Hyperspike NS-6 Speaker Stands
Hear how they can improve the quality of your speakers.
Give your speakers the rock-solid support they deserve.
Many speaker stands on the market are either flimsy or ludicrously expensive. These heavy-duty stands from premium Italian manufacturer Solidsteel, are neither.
– Increases quality and clarity from your speakers
– 5 Iron support poles with internal damping
– Made with high-quality Italian materials
– Adjustable decoupling spikes at base
– 625mm tall
Top Plate: Medium-density fibreboard (MDF)
Bottom Plate: Stainless steel
Spikes: Stainless steel
NS-6. For Every Speaker
This range of stands is Solidsteel’s reference series, designed to be accessible and to suit a large number of loudspeakers on the market. Ideal for any kind of space and room, these stands are also perfect for supporting centre speakers or smaller satellite speakers for front or surround channels in a home-theatre setup.
Why use speaker stands?
There are several reasons why you should mount your speakers on stands rather than an ordinary piece of furniture.
Firstly, stands allow you to position your speakers in the best spot for your listening environment.
The second main reason is isolation. If you ask any hi-fi or pro-audio professional, they will tell you that it is critical for loudspeakers to be decoupled from the surface they’re resting on, especially if that surface has other audio equipment such as amplifiers or turntables on it.
Separating your speakers and your furniture combats energy being transferred from the speakers to the surface. This creates unwanted resonances, ultimately affecting the clarity and quality of your sound. If your speakers are placed on the same structure as your hi-fi equipment, this will also prevent vibration from your speakers affecting the performance of your equipment.
The support poles are typically the most resonant part of a stand. The decoupling floor spikes can be removed, allowing you to fill the frame with a damping material such as sand. This process is completely optional and gives you the ability to take this already solid stand to another level of acoustical isolation. Clear up the soundstage provided by your speakers and hear everything you want to hear.
Positioning your speakers at the correct height is key to creating an ideal stereo or surround sound listening environment. The NS-6 stands position your speakers at 625mm from the floor. Ideal for most seated listening rooms.
The same floor spikes that contribute towards the stands isolation are also adjustable, to correct the level of the stand on uneven surfaces.
These heavy-duty stainless steel floor spikes are designed to stabilize the stands on carpeted floors. However, for hard surfaces or low-pile carpet, you may want to check out some protective pads, to prevent the spikes marking the floor.
Solidsteel is an Italian company that has been creating high-quality hi-fi furniture since 1990. They specialise in high-end racks, cabinets, audio stands, speaker stands and wall-shelves for home, commercial and pro use.
Across all their ranges, Solidsteel is dedicated to creating products that not only look great, but enable your audio equipment to perform efficiently and sound as good as it possibly can.
Originally constructed using primarily heavy steel, the Italian company now uses a variety of materials in their production, resulting in the solid, but not immovable products the hi-fi world reveres today.