Sanus Steel Foundation Speaker Stands

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Sanus Steel Foundation Stands are now back in stock!A speaker stand for serious audiophiles, each Sanus Steel Series stand features a heavy-gauge steel base and twin heavy-gauge steel pillars, which can be filled with sand or shot for added mass and superior vibration reduction. The extra-large steel base includes optional carpet spikes for superior stability on any surface. This heavy foundation is isolated from the solid top plate by cork resonance damping rings, resulting in an ultra-solid stand for superior acoustics. The Sanus Steel Foundations top plates also offer adjustable brass studs and neoprene pads for speaker alignment.

Sanus Steel Speaker Foundations speaker stands are for small to medium bookshelf and center channelspeakers. The Steel Foundations Model SF 34/30/26 and 22 stands are for small-to-medium bookshelf speakers up to 25 lbs. and feature 6" x 6.5" top plates. The Sanus Steel Foundations SFC 22 and 18 are designed for center channel speaker and feature larger 8" x 8.5" top plates and are listed here separately.

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The Sanus SF 34/30/26/22 have a 6-inch by 6.5-inch top plates and are suitable for the following NHT Speakers: Classic Two, Classic Three, Super Audio SB1, SB2, SB3, SC2 SuperOne, Model 1.3, Model 1.5, Evolution M5, Evolution M6, VS-2, VS-2A, VS 2.4a, VR3, NHTPro M-20, NHTPro A10, NHT Pro A20, NHTPro M-60Xd and XdS. The Sanus SFCF 18 and 22 (listed separately) are for center channel speaker and fits NHT models Classic TwoC, ThreeC, Evolution M5 and M6, SuperAudio SC2, SuperCenter, AudioCenter-1, AudioCenrter-2, VS2, VS2a, VS2.4, VC3.As with most speakers stands, there is no hardware included to actually attach a speaker to this stand. The stand is designed only to provide a shelf for the speaker. To attach a speaker to this stand you might consider velcro beneath the speaker - depending on how much velcro you use and the quality this can provide a very strong attachment method. An alternative would be to insert a metal screw from the bottom plate into the bottom of the speaker. Check with your speaker manufacture about warranty issues and always drill a pilot hole. You can also check the NHT Tech Docs Section of the Service Center tab at nhthifi.com.

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Steel Foundations Quantity in Box: 2 

Product Specifications SF22 

Product Width: 11.75" / 29.85 cm 

Product Height: 22.00" / 55.88 cm

Product Max Height: 22.00" / 55.88 cm

Product Depth: 14.75" / 37.47 cm

Package Width 28.00" / 71.12 cm

Package Height 5.00" / 12.7 cm

Package Depth 5.00" / 12.7 cm 

Package Weight 34.00 lb / 15.45 kg

Product Specifications SF26

Product Width: 11.75" / 29.85 cm

Product Height: 26.00" / 66.04 cm

Package Height 5.00" / 12.7 cm 

Package Depth 5.00" / 12.7 cm

Package Weight 34.00 lb / 15.45 kg 

Product Specifications SF30 

Product Height: 30.00" / 76.2 cm

Package Width 28.00" / 71.12 cm 

Package Weight 35.00 lb / 15.91 kg 

Product Specifications SF34 

Product Height: 34.00" / 86.36 cm 

Product Depth: 14.75" / 37.47 cm 

Package Width 31.50" / 80.01 cm 

Package Height 4.00" / 10.16 cm 

Package Depth 4.00" / 10.16 cm 

Package Weight 36.00 lb / 16.36 kg

Reviews
Armand

Very Good Value In Speaker Stands

Sanus Steel Foundation Speaker Stands
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When I got my C-3s, I realized I needed a little bit taller speaker stands. After doing some research, this appeared to be the best value. Plus, I wanted to support my favorite speaker company (NHT, of course). Today, you can spend $400 or $500 or more for speaker stands. By comparison these stands are inexpensive. I also trusted NHT's recommendation that they would do their speakers justice. I am generally happy with my purchase and find that the extra height brings the tweeter closer to ear level, which results in a more engaging sound. However, there are a few issues potential buyers should be aware of. First and foremost, Sanus claims that these stands can be filled with sand. This is true. However, the tiny holes provided made this a frustrating, time consuming, and messy ordeal. After about three hours, I was able to fill all four pillars with enough sand to stop ringing. They are not filled to the top but I think this is sufficient. Interestingly, I read leaving a little empty space gives better sound. Good thing that this is true because otherwise, I might still be there trying to fill these stands with sand through the tiny holes. Another small issue is that these stands are not the last word in stability, although they are adequate in that regard. Finally, the instruction manual could be better and offer more and better text, pictures, and diagrams. Assembly is relatively simple and fairly intuitive. However, having better instructions would have saved a little time. On the plus side, the stands are well made, have a large base, and have very well designed and executed isolation. My speakers do sound better than on the old stands, although this may be partially or mostly due to the increased height. Interestingly, I found the stands to be about an inch shorter than the stated 26 inches. In sum, I recommend these stands with the above caveats. They are as good as most people need. 

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