We will be looking at two popular products, the Definitive Technology Professional 600/800 and the OnStage SMS6000. Our tests and reviews can help point you towards models and brands that suit your needs. You might also be interested in our article The Greatest Studio Monitor Stands for Professional & Home Studios
Let's get started by taking a close look at the Definitive Technology Professional 600/800. This sturdy monitor stand has been designed specifically for the smaller range of Definitive Technology’s ProMonitor speakers. Although the bases do not come with height adjustment, they are engineered to position the tweeters at exactly ear level, and so ensure accurate sound reproduction in your studio.
The second product we are looking at in this head-to-head review is the OnStage SMS6000. OnStage bases have been engineered with a view to affordability, durability and innovation, and we think they do a very good job.
The central stand has an inner cable guide, which greatly adds to the professional look and appeal of this monitor stand.
Each stand is designed to place monitors at either sitting or standing level. The lowest height is 36.5”, the highest 54”. With holes drilled at every four inches along the central column, you should be able to find the best height for your monitors. The height of the stand is secured via a quick and easy, but strong, clutch and pin mechanism.
|HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON|
|Definitive Technology Professional 600/800||OnStage SMS6000|
+ Designed to place your Monitors exactly at ear level
+ Inner cable guide
+ Constructed from heavy duty, high tensile steel
+ Kit comes complete with both leveling spikes and flat, rubber guides
+ Designed to be portable
+ Strong, with a carrying capacity of up to 90 lbs per monitor
+ Plenty of height adjustability
+ Sturdy and durable
|WHAT OUR TEAM THOUGHT|
|We found this monitor stand very sturdy, yet compact. The screw mounting ensures your speakers are kept securely in place, and the leveling spikes and rubber glides keep your monitors steady. Although they aren’t height adjustable they have been engineered to place your monitors at ear level. The leveling spikes and rubber glides ensure each stand is suitable for both carpeted and hard studio floors.||These popular studio monitor mounts are used by both professionals and amateurs alike. Numerous holes on the central column allow you to pinpoint your optimum sound with the best precision. The arc-welded construction is strong and durable, and an 18” base spread, will ensure a very stable stand for your expensive monitors. Clear assembly instructions and an allen wrench are provided, enabling each studio monitor stand to be assembled in minutes.|
You might also be interested in Music Critic's in-depth article on this topic, The Greatest Studio Monitor Stands for Professional & Home Studios.