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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 693 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does the Job - A Couple of Annoyances

    Posted
    TomTNH
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    I needed stands for my Onkyo Home Theater front speakers, in order to raise them up to the level of the TV. The Onkyo speakers are a little over 7 lbs, and have a keyhole mount on the back. The Sanus Adjustable Speaker stands seemed to serve my needs. The stands come with a variety of hardware and mounts to accommodate various types of speakers. However, I wound up having to perform a bit of "jury-rigging" in order to get them to accommodate my particular speakers properly. This included replacing a couple of the provided screws with slightly longer ones. Also, in part because of the way the speakers have to hang off the front of the stands, it makes them a bit top-heavy. This meant having to adjust the stands to lean slightly backward in order to compensate for the weight of the speakers. Speaking of weight, although the speakers are under the advertised maximum weight, one of the expandable stands kept collapsing. The bolt that's supposed to lock the height adjustment in place, couldn't be tightened enough to do so. The slightest motion of the stand would cause it to collapse, no matter how much I tried to tighten that bolt. It's strange that this happened only on one of the two stands though. Regardless, I had to do a bit more jury-rigging to secure that particular stand. I'm giving these stands 4 stars because, despite those annoyances, and despite the extra things I had to do to make them work, they're doing the job. Generally, I think they're well-constructed (except that the tightening-bolt issue should probably be addressed). I'm guessing that part of the problem for me is the weight, size, and mounting style of my particular speakers. Others may not encounter these same issues. So, I recommend these stands ... with an asterisk!!!! Some folks may have to do a little jury rigging to make them work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SanusStaff

      Hello Tom TNH,
      Thank you for your input here and I'm glad that despite some hiccups you were able to find a solution with these. IT is hard to design a speaker stand for all speakers out there. But if by chance the stand collapses again, please contact our customer care team and they may be able to walk you through some other tricks at 800-359-5520. Please keep us in mind for your future installs!

      Kathryn @SANUS Sanus

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Even with Beefy Speakers

    Posted
    John1Pa

    These are good stands and I recommend them. The following are some installation comments and minor whines to maybe give you a clue. First, the on-line description says that they come with 3 different types of mounting brackets, the outside of the box said they had 4 different kinds, but when I opened the box, there were actually SIX different styles of mounting brackets! I got 2-pair of stands, and both boxes were like this. Can’t complain about that. I used the rubber feet on a hard-floor rather than carpet spikes, and those needed a little encouragement to stay in place (I used plumbers putty that I had around). The one minor whine is that they did not include enough nuts, bolts and washers for me, but I had some of that stuff lying around too, so it wasn’t a big deal. I guess that most people have tiny satellite speakers with built-in threaded inserts, and if so, there should be no problem at all. My speakers are rather large full-range Polk things designed for wall-mounting; 12”h x 8.5”w x 8.5”d and they weigh 8-lb each. The good news is that even these fit, the balance and c-of-g was good, the stands seem quite stable and I am pleased with the result. I have them at the lowest adjustment point, and they are just about right. Threading the speaker-wire through the posts was a small challenge, and you will probably need needle-nose pliers (or a bent coat hanger) to fish it out. I’m not going to be swinging the stands around like a club with those 8-lb speakers on the end, but sitting in place they are sturdy, well-built, look good and do the job nicely for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to setup, sturdy, good look and feel.

    Posted
    Anonymous

    Just set these up a few days ago and so far I really like the look and feel of these. These are the first speaker stands I have ever purchased and they are being used for 2 surround sound speakers. The speakers are from a H.T.I.B. system by Onkyo. They did not actually have any way to "screw" them in to any of the mounting brackets as the speakers are designed. But, these units come with some flat plates that you can just rest the speakers on and they are more than large enough for that with these speakers. They also provide some rubber with double sided tape on them to stick to the bottom of the speaker and then to the flat bases of the speaker stands. I tried running some speaker cable in the pole, but with my final setup I ended up not needing to do it. It was not an easy task to run the wire that could improve on that. The instructions are the typical "visual aids" that you see most of the time now, it would be nice if they did have some words to go along with some of the less intuitive pictures. Also, the parts list and the parts bags are kind of confusing. They labeled some of the parts bags but what was in them was either different or extra from what the label showed. I was able to figure everything out, as most people will be, but it would be nice if they would have taken it the step further and either fully labeled each bag with all parts in it, or just left the labels off all together. I have them sitting on a carpet and the carpet feet make them feel sturdy on my setup. I also have the Rocketfish wireless units from Best Buy (RF-RBKIT and RF-RBREC) and placed both of the Wireless Receivers below my speakers on the flat base of the speaker stand and then placed my speakers on top of that. The wife likes the look and it keeps my wireless receivers from taking up room in other places, so it worked out great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good, could be better.

    Posted
    TechGuy
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    I bought these for the satellite speakers of the Samsung Harmon Kardon HW-N950 soundbar even though I couldn't confirm with Sanus that they would work. Well, with some ingenuity, I did manage to use the stands with a simple reversal of a pair of the included mounting brackets. Instead of attaching the speakers to the front side of the "T" brackets which wouldn't work due to the position of the mounting hole, I attached them to the back side of the brackets and positioned the steel base to counter balance the speakers. It worked perfectly. The only other problem with the speaker stands is that openings for the speaker cord were to small for the speaker power cords from Samsung.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice stands, but NOT compatible with MartinLogan M

    Posted
    Anonymous
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    I like these stands. They come with a wide variety of mounting and placement options. I only had these for a few hours before returning but in that time I was pleased with them. Unfortunately I ran into a problem... In a question posted on the Best Buy website about speaker compatibility, Sanus posted that these stands ARE compatible with the MartinLogan MLT-2 satellite speakers. I guess our definitions of the word compatible differ. The only possible option to mount these speakers is the 5"x5" flat mount, and the MLT-2 base is not square and therefore looks ridiculous, especially with how the banana plugs come out the back of the speakers with plenty of wire sticking up and out. The MLT-2 manual recommends wall mounting or placing on a shelf but I trusted the judgment from Sanus that these would be appropriate. As a reference, here's the link to the user question about the MLT-2's: http://reviews.bestbuy.com/answers/3545/product/4966754/sanus-28-to-42-adjustable-speaker-stands-pair-black-satin-questions-answers/questions.htm?page=2&sort=recentq&dir=asc

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Stands

    Posted
    Seeker2

    Anyone using stands, please state which speakers you use them with. It could help others later on. I purchased a pair of these to go with a pair of Definitive Technology Promonitor 800 surrounds. Having said that, with all of the adpters you get with these, I would find it hard to believe that there is a speaker out there they wouldn't work with assuming the weight limit is kept to. Guys, you have to read the intructions. As I mentioned above, there are alot of mounting possibilities which does not make it intuitive. These stands are very sturdy. They hold my speakers tight and unless someone, like my 4 year old grandson, runs right into them, they should stay put. The best feature of these is that they are adjustable. I purchased a set of stands that were made to match my speakers, but they were about 1" short of where I wanted the speakers to end up. With these stands that is not an issue. Just adjust them up and VIOLA, you are good to go. I wish I had purchased these first. It would have saved me alot of time and trouble. If looking for stands, I suggest you give these are try.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent stands

    Posted
    BWILLI50020
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    Decent stands and gets the job done , my 1 pole was a little funky and had to fix it. The instruction are decent but feel they should have separated hardware better to make the process easier. Disclaimer. There's tons of options for different style speakers and at first I ran into an issue but fixed it. If you have definitive tech promonitor 1000 speakers here's how I got it to work. Once everything is assembled except the top where the speaker mounts, unfasten the flat head screw on the promonitor 1000 speaker that has the mount built on and remove it, next get the #23 1/4-20 x 1.5 and screw it into the threads on the speaker,once it's screwed in get the #7 1/4-20 nut and screw it up to secure the speaker , last get the #11 base and put it on top of the pole and then get your speaker and screw it on twisting the speaker physically on the pole and after that your pretty much done but it was the only way to do it I found after various try with other hardware supplied. Hope this helps some.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    One major flaw, but . . .

    Posted
    Mike
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    I read a lot of reviews prior to buying these speaker stands and was fully aware of the poorly threaded height adjustment thumb-screws prior to making my purchase. Despite that flaw, these stands appeared to offer the most for my money by far, and I still believe that is the case. The thumb-screw problem is easy to fix if one has any mechanical sense, but as it turned out, I didn't need to tap any threads. One of the posts was bent and its thumb-screw also would not hold. The other stand worked fine. I called Sanus customer service and they sent me both a new post and a new thumb-screw free of charge. I had them within 3 days. The new post worked with the original thumb-screw, so now I have a new spare. Sanus customer service was very helpful and courteous. Other that having to wait a few extra days to use one of my posts, I now have a very solid pair of stands with attachments to fit almost any speaker configuration. Sanus really should correct the faulty thumb-screw inserts, but other than that, the stands are great and so is customer service. If your speakers are on the heavier side of the limit, you may have to re-tap the inserts to use stronger screws or drill them out completely, but if you can change your own oil, you can probably handle it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    One of the best speaker stands I've used.

    Posted
    ShoOff007
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    I purchased these stands for a great price when they were on sale for $59.99; which was $30.00 off regular price. I like how slim and clean they look with my surround sound speakers setting on them. I also liked that they came with an option to use spikes for the feet for carpet and rubber if you have tile, or wood floors. The speaker wire runs up the middle of the stand, so very little speaker wire is shown. It’s a little tough to run big speaker wire through the stand, but it can be done. They are able to support many different sizes of speakers and include many different brackets for mounting various types of speakers. My only complaint is that I’m not a fan of the way they set up the set screw for the height adjustment. One of my stands stripped out on me. I ended up using a small black screw from my garage to fix the problem. Make sure the screw you use has a sharp point to penetrate the plastic sleeve. All the screw needs to do is push the plastic sleeve on the inside of the stand against the other tube to hold it in place. In my opinion, my screw method is better than the factory one because I know they will not move once I set the height. I would have given them 5 stars if it were not for the set screw problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sturdy surround speaker stands

    Posted
    Bittek106

    Overall, these are really good speaker stands for surround sound speakers. They seem pretty sturdy, little to no plastic. The box includes several different ways to attach various manufacture speakers to the stands. An assembly note: The instructions are pictographs, no words. They are not too bad. The hardware is not organized or grouped very well with other hardware for the same assembly. The assembly instructions don't mention (No Words) about snaking the speaker wire threw the pole. However, I found that the easiest way to get the speaker wire threw the pole is with it collapsed and before the base is screwed on. It will make it easier if you have a pair of needle nose pliers or a spring tool to get the wire out of the side hole near the top of the pole. Then once it is threw, the pole can be expanded and locked into place.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Wobbly

    Posted
    Paul
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    The smaller tube doesn't fit snugly in the larger tube so there is play between them. The triangle design of the base is a bad idea, triangles aren't stable - it's why nobody rides 3-wheelers any more, they're all 4-wheelers (the 3-wheelers were prone to tipping because a 3-point base isn't stable in all directions). Sanus has replied to other reviews saying "we've tested these to the rated weight." They don't seem to understand what tipping is. Sure, the stands will hold 10 pounds. As long as you don't so much as slightly bump them, they will stand there. But raised to the higher heights, the center of gravity is very poor for the size of the base and you only have to push them a few degrees before they'll just fall over. These need larger, and square, bases.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SanusStaff

      Hello Paul,
      Please call us at 800-359-5520 with the model # of your speakers. We can walk through this to make sure all is in check.

      Kathryn @SANUS Sanus

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid. Sturdy. So far so good...

    Posted
    JetJockey17
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    These stands are made by Sanus for one, a reputable TV / AV mounting retailer, not some sketchy brand. All hardware is black powder coated so it shouldn't show scratches. There are lots of mounting options and brackets, and you could easily modify the stands to suit your needs w/ a quick trip to a hardware store, but they provide hardware that should fit yours. I have some Polk S10 speakers mounted to these guys as my surround speakers and have Crutchfiéld 14 Gauge speaker wire routed through them. The back opening for the wire routing was a little snug, but made it work (use tweezers to pull the wire out the top). They're not good enough to sit front and center with a Left and Right main channel setup (in my opinion), but they don't look bad either....they just blend in for surrounds. Happy w/ them so far!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Posted
    Barb
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    Easy to use and setup. You get two different feet configurations to use which will allow you to either use the stands indoors or out. The feet come in a flat style for indoor use or spikes for outdoor use. The only thing I would recommend at the time of purchase is,to go to Home depot and buy either 8 or 10 mm machine screws with the matching nut. While some speakers,will work with the plates and hardware provided others like the speakers,that come,with the Sony Vizio sound bar with the rear satellite speakers,will not. For our setup I had to use the wall mount kit that came,with the speakers and get the extra screw set to make it work but it's an awesome set up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good only for very small speaker

    Posted
    MikeEagan
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    I am using Polk Audio T15 bookshelf speakers on the stands. Although it comes with various attachments for various speakers, the ones I used hav a small area where the speaker sits; only 5 inches square. (that was the only option that was going to work). The double-sided adhesive tabs are supposed to keep the speaker in place but they are seeming to not keep them from moving around. I am going to get some screws to connect the speaker to the stand. Extending the stand up to an appropriate height seems to make the stands a bit unstable; even though my speakers are within the weight limit advertised. The speaker wire is supposed to be fed through the stand but the diameter is so narrow that I had to really work on getting it to go through. I wish I would have gotten something a bit more substantial.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SanusStaff

      Hi Mike,
      Thank you for following up with us here. We will be sure to keep this in mind for your Polk speakers when making product upgrades. Please keep us in mind in the future!

      Kathryn @SANUS Sanus

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    These are fantastic!

    Posted
    Hawkinsc504
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    I purchased these for my Klipsch RP140D rear home theater speakers. They weigh 3.75 lbs each. These speaker stands are straight forward and easy to assemble. They come with several attachments for different speaker manufacturers. The attachments for Klipsch speakers mated up perfectly with my speakers with the screws from the speakers and easily support the weight of them. Mine, once set up and put into place, are out of the way of foot traffic so these are a perfect solution for me. Run your wire through, adjust height to your needs, attach your speakers and put them in place. I would definitely recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Save your money, look elswhere

    Posted
    KMason
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    Prior reviewers state these stands are compatible with the Vizio soundbar surround speakers. The hole that the speaker wires comes through is on the side, and not nearly large enough for an RCA jack. Second, when adjusting the height of the stand, they use a cheap little hand screw that literally stripped the first time I tightened it. I returned these and got a comparable set from amazon the next day. These ones fit the RCA jack straight through, and had a large nut that tightened around the entire stand, to lock in height. Nothing against Best Buy, they just didn't have anything that would work with my set up. Other than that if your using standard speaker wire, and you plan to set these up once and never adjust again, these might be for you. I read a lot of reviews before I buy, so I try to help and share reviews as well.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works with Sony HTRT5 5.1 sound bar

    Posted
    AlexK
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    As of now it is in use for 3 months. Works naturally so sort of invisible. That said it was not directly compatible with satellite speakers of HTRT5, but since it has so many brackets I managed to use one set of them, it took a couple hours of creative thinking though, anyway looks pretty natural now. What can be improved, especially in context of HTRT5 - is capability to hide power cable. What can be improved with BestBuy review comments is to have capability to edit it e.g. add a photo and overall linking review to bestbuy member id ... so I do not have to create another review ...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Plastic Set Screws Don't Hold

    Posted
    TriPod
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    I just purchased a set of these stands based on my previous experience with them a few years back, hence the 2 Stars vs. 1 Star. The new set, unlike the older set, won't stay at the set height. During assembly they seemed fine, and stayed at the fully extended height, but once I placed a set of small Boston Acoustics Surround Speakers on them, they slid all they way down. When I tried to tighten the set screw, it stripped, so both stands sit at the lowest height, where as the original set still stay at the fully extended height and are holding up the same sized speaker. Did the quality of these stands change in the last few years?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Got these for lg wireless rear speakers

    Posted
    rdropps
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    During my purchase of buying the rear wireless speakers. I needed a stand to hold on them. I did not want to put them on the walls. They recommend these stands. 2 parts I like about these stands. One is they are adjustable. But I can push on them to go downward. But since my speakers are small that is ok for them to work. Second is all the extra size brackets you receive to able to attach to your speakers. But I had to improvise because my speakers are small none of the brackets really worked. Except for one that makes it sit on crooked. But it’s not a deal breaker since they are sitting behind me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Strong, looks good

    Posted
    Mitch
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    I have Klipsch RP-400m speakers. They’re 4” woofer, 9 lb bookshelf speakers. These stands hold up to 10, and they hold my speakers fine. The powder coated finish looks high quality. Yes, if you place them in an open area and something more than 2 lbs runs into them, they’ll likely fall over as a 9lb speaker weighs more than the base. That’s just physics, not a knock against the product. These come with LOTS of bases/mounts for various speakers. The wide plate works well to just set my speakers down on. 12g wire won’t easily pass inside the tubes but 16g will.

    I would recommend this to a friend