IT’S only natural for a speaker manufacturer to make mounts to go with its products, but Monitor Audio goes a bit further with the ST-2, touted as a “universal stand” for bookshelf speakers. While designed as an ideal partner for the MA Gold 100 and Platinum 100 3G, the ST-2 will provide excellent results with a variety of standmount speakers, the company says.
“The ST-2 Universal Stand is designed using Monitor Audio’s transparent design philosophy, where all elements of the design and acoustics are carefully balanced to achieve the ultimate end-result of design neutrality and total audio performance.
“One is never allowed to overpower the other and both play a vital role in delivering on our promise of musical neutrality and acoustic transparency,” the company explains.
“To ensure optimum rigidity and the perfect listening experience, Monitor Audio’s design team carefully selected the materials from which the ST-2 is constructed.
“A premium, damped extruded-aluminium pole-piece, precision-machined steel top-plate and die-cast aluminium plinth, along with height-adjustable spikes and feet, influenced by Platinum Series 3G, result in the ST-2 being extremely strong, rigid and securely anchored when in position.”
Included on the ST-2 are some “cleverly designed features”, we’re told.
“The central pole-piece is not only acoustically lined with absorbent material, but is ballast fillable, and features a separate channel for integrated cable management.
“The top-plate utilises isolation pads, which sit between the speaker and the surface of the top-plate to reduce any vibration from speaker to stand. Furthermore, additional weight plates positioned in the die-cast plinth reduce the pendulum effects that can result from a front heavy speaker.
“These carefully considered details mean the ST-2 delivers a completely solid base from which your speakers can perform.”
The ST-2’s adjustable feet are suitable for hard or carpeted flooring, and the stands are available in a matte black or matte white finish.
Check them out at your neighbourhood Monitor Audio dealer now.