Our Verdict 
These steely supports are decent and allow your kit to sound fast and agile, but you could do better
For 
Snappy, agile delivery
Against 
Not enough detail, weight or punch
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The FS103s can be best described as a ‘lite’ version of the Award-winning Signature FS104 stands from Custom Design.

Performance

The FS103s lend a snappy and agile presentation to speakers

When mounted on these stands, our reference ATC SCM 11s deliver more zing to the treble than oomph to the bass – Eminem’s Marshall Mathers LP is delivered with a snappy and light-footed rhythm, but there’s not enough weight and punch to fully flesh out his angry vocals and we’d like a more solid sound overall.

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Make sure you fill the central column for increased stability – two bags of inert filler (£5 per bag) is recommended

Loading the stand with inert filler helps add a touch more substance to the ATC’s sound, as well as giving the tripod design (which can feel a bit unsteady) more stability.

Tip: take the stands outside when filling them so the sand doesn’t spill over in your living room. You can buy the FS103’s satellite poles in black, white, chrome or brushed-chrome finishes, while the central column comes in black only.

Verdict

While the all-metal construction looks good to our eyes, rivals provide a better option for overall performance

The Competition 

Atacama Moseco 6

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