In this comparison we put the Ultimate Support JS-MS70 and Raxxess ERSS-42e head to head in a battle to find out which wins the specifications war. You might think it all comes down to the price, but frankly there is a lot more to it. This product comparison article is just one in a series titled The Best Studio Monitor Stands for Professional & Home Studios
Contestant number one is the Ultimate Support JS-MS70. Coming in at under $100, this is a great studio monitor stand for beginners or smaller operations. Supplied as a pair, each stand features a low profile, triangular base for the best stability.
The second product we will be examining in this comparison is the Raxxess ERSS-42e. This stand has an attractive, square column design constructed from ¾” furniture grade hardboard, with a black oak laminate finish. The upper base will support up to 35 lbs with ease and stability.
Strong enough to hold decent sized monitors up to 50lbs, but light enough to move around, we really liked these bases. There are four height adjustments, from 32.5” to 42.25”, and the column is secured via a secure locking pin arrangement.
Both the upper plate and the base are 12” square, and the base can be removed without difficulty to allow ballast filling of the center post. It is worth mentioning, however, that the base is not gasket sealed. Some users fill plastic bags with sand, and insert these into the inner cavity, so preventing any irritating ballast leaks. During our review, we used this technique and found it to be very effective.
|HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON|
|Ultimate Support JS-MS70||Raxxess ERSS-42e|
+ Well priced
+ Light and easy to assemble
+ Strong, metal, low profile bases for easy positioning
+ 4 height adjustments, 32.25”, 36.25, 40.25” and 44.25”
+ Safety locking pin
+ Attractive, wood-laminate finish.
+ Solid, square column design
+ Central cavity allows for ballast filling for good sonic decoupling
+ Good buyer reviews
|WHAT OUR TEAM THOUGHT|
|Being of all metal construction, we found this monitor stand to be extremely adaptable and stable. Height adjustment is easy and there is a strong locking pin to keep the height firmly fixed. The low profile bases are especially useful, allowing very flexible positioning of the units, plus the supplied rubber feet and the leveling spikes for carpets ensure a very stable product.||Reasonably priced and attractive enough for any studio, we think these stands are a very good buy. The sturdy central column can be quickly removed from the base so it can easily be filled with either sand or shot. This extra weight allows for superior sound decoupling.|
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