Two types of MonitorStands are used in the construction of your “Monitor Stack”: Tops and Bases.
These are large, structurally reinforced units designed to withstand the weight of today’s self amplified reference loudspeakers. The absorptive properties are also optimized for the function of eliminating floor-to-ceiling resonance: individually sealed pressure chambers contained within each unit allow for maximized absorption, independent of proximity to the loudspeaker. Combined with the complimentary IsoThermal upgrade, this provides for extremely rapid damping of vertical energy in the plane of the speaker.
Tops are smaller, and allow the bass wavefront to be mildly absorbed and then rapidly weakened through expansion and diffusion over the top of the stack. As of 2016, MonitorStand Tops are equipped with an IsoThermal upgrade, nearly doubling their absorbing power below 200 Hz.
- Base: 30″ and 42″ (42″ is our most common)
- Note: This is the edge-to-edge dimension, unlike our standard TubeTraps which are 1/2″ longer
- Top: 18″
This combination works well for the majority of mixing setups, elevating the acoustic center of the reference monitor loudspeaker to be level with the ears of the engineer.
Customizing the height of the Base unit is frequently done to accommodate unusual loudspeaker shapes and sizes.
- Base max height: 48″
- Top max height: 24″