Best speaker stands


...and the technology is such that a fine pair of stands from a few years ago will be a fine pair of stands today. A pair of small (or small-ish) speakers designed to sit on stands will, sure enough, perform to their maximum when mounted on a proper pair of speaker stands. Here are the best for every budget.

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Under £100

Soundstyle Z2

If you're looking for a bargain, look no further. The venerable Z2s help give your speakers far more detail, attack and openness, and all for less than a ton.

Reasons to Buy
Can boost your speakers' detail, attack and openness
Reasons to Avoid
The tonal balance could be weightier

Under £200

Atacama Moseco 6

Despite their modest price, the Atacamas work well with all sorts of speakers, from penny-pinching to pricey. These stands will allow your speakers to deliver all their weight and dynamism.

Reasons to Buy
Punchy and detailed performance
Sturdy build and finish
Good value
Reasons to Avoid
Some of you might want larger top plates for bigger speakers

Under £300

Q Acoustics Concept 20 Speaker Stands

They're designed to work with Q Acoustics' Concept 20 speakers, but will play nice with others too. The clever construction and elegant design will get the best from whatever you pair them with.

Reasons to Buy
Great performance with plenty of subtlety and punchy rhythm
Excellent build and finish
Reasons to Avoid
Price might put some off