Need a sturdy, reliable (and affordable) speaker stand? Check out our review of the Pangea Audio DS200 Speaker Stand, a top choice for audiophiles.
The Pangea Audio DS200 Speaker Stand is a heavy-duty all-metal speaker stand that supports heavyweight monitors and bookshelf speakers weighing up to 100 lbs. The solid-steel, rectangular columns of the stand reinforce stability and reduce vibration, resulting in an improved listening experience. It’s available in sizes of 20, 24, 28, 32, and 36 inches, with an MSRP of $199.95 per pair.
Pangea Audio DS200 Speaker Stand: Design/Features
The DS200 speaker stands have several features that make them an excellent value for the price. Firstly, the industrial design of the DS200 is said to be inspired by the construction industry, with two upright support piers placed at 90-degree angles to each other. This is said to increase the stability of the top platform in both directions for maximum support.
Secondly, the stand also features rubberized speaker support pads to keep speakers from moving around and provide some isolation. Third, they have integral cable management, so you can keep your speaker cables tidy and out of the way. In addition, they have adjustable carpet-piercing spikes, so you can ensure that your speakers stay firmly in place.
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Further, to ensure the DS200 does not affect in-room sonics, Pangea Audio Distributing designed them to be made from steel rather than wood. Steel quickly releases vibration, improving imaging, tightening bass performance, and reducing midrange coloration.
Lastly, the support piers of the DS200 can be filled with sand or steel shot to enhance damping further.
The DS200 is positioned between the entry-level LS300 and top-end DS400 in Pangea Audio’s speaker stand selection, providing a high-quality option at a reasonable price point.
Pangea Audio DS200 Speaker Stand: Assembly & Use
Regarding assembly, I found the process to be relatively quick and straightforward, taking about 45 mins from unpacking to completion. This included the time I took to take snapshots of the process and the 10 mins or so I spent partially disassembling and reassembling one of the stands.
That was because I had a quick mental lapse and put one of the rear columns backward, blocking the cable management holes. So don’t be like me.
That said, overall, the process was simple, requiring a big Phillips head screwdriver (not included) to tighten the four large screws which attach the two columns to the base and an Allen wrench (included) to tighten the four small screws which hold the top platform on.
You also need a small adjustable wrench for attaching the four carpet spikes to the bottom of each stand. The spikes are height adjustable so you can tailor them to your flooring.
Then you peel and stick the product labels and speaker support pads, and you’re pretty much done. You also get some plastic covers you can push into the cable management holes if you wish.
I have been using the Pangea Audio DS200 Speaker Stands for several weeks now and am very impressed with them. They are remarkably stable, have a durable finish, and seem to have made a noticeable improvement in the sound of my speakers (compared to some cheaper metal stands I had). The bass seems tighter and more controlled, and the mids and highs, along with the soundstage, seem more detailed and precise.
While some folks may find their look somewhat utilitarian, I think they look great, especially standing next to the Pangea Vulcan Audio Rack I use.
Overall, the Pangea Audio Distributing DS200 Speaker Stand is a well-designed stand that provides absolute stability and minimizes vibrations for a better listening experience. The heavy-duty, industrial design is both functional and stylish, and the stand’s features, including integral cable management and adjustable spikes, make it a versatile and practical choice for any audio setup. The DS200 is an affordable, high-quality option for anyone looking to upgrade their audio setup.
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