Hi Everyone , I am new to the Bose forums. Recently received my Bose S1 and enjoying the speaker thus far. Have not yet had the opportunity to gig with it, but excited to test it out. Was wondering if anyone had speaker stand recommendations? Looking for a sturdy , portable and light weight stand. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
Hi Brandon, I've been using a regular speaker stand that is about 40" folded and can easily go up to 6', or 7' and be very stable.
I have a pair of Ultimate Support TS-80S. I retired them when I got by first L1® many years ago. But they served me well for years before that. I have brought them out of storage to use with the S1 Pros (I have two).
Today, if I were looking for a pair of speaker stands for the S1 Pros I would consider the Ultimate Support JS-50-2 (Jam Stands) because they are sold in pairs.
They are easy to find on the web.
If you're looking for just one, I don't have a specific suggestion for you.
However, I'd suggest you get a full-sized stand. Not a short one like in this picture.
This is a compact stand from Yorkville Sound. Notice the legs. They are fully extended
It's 48 inches (122 cm) tall at the maximum height. It is tallest when the legs are fully extended so there's no real benefit pulling in the legs unless you are really tight for floor space.
At this height, I could use it if the audience is seated. The logo on S1 Pro is 49 inches (125 cm) off the floor in this picture.
To get the full benefit of using a speaker stand, I'd use one that got the Bose logo up to ear-level or higher - at least 72 inches (183 cm).
After I purchased two S1 Pros, I was looking for a good solution that would allow me to downsize my setup and load in and ended up settling on the On Stage SSP7750 speaker stands. Much more compact than the standard Speaker stand while not as compact as the "mini' stands.
In addition to the S1 Pros, I really like them as I can also use them for my 812s (The hold up to 60lbs) and the height can go up to 5' (Can easily match the height of the 812 on an F1/Sub stack for comparison).
The complete pack includes a pair of aluminum stands and a carry bag, an ergonomic knob adjusts stand height from 37" to 60". The 1-3/8" upper shaft is compatible with almost all current polemount speakers, and the included 1-1/2" insert accommodates older models for a universal fit.
SSP7750 Tripod Speaker Stands
1-3/8" upper shaft
1-1/2" insert to accommodate older speaker models
Folding tripod base maintains a low center of gravity
Weight capacity: 60 lb.
Stand height adj.: 37"-60"
Speaker Stand Bag
Adjustable shoulder carrying strap
2 carrying handles
Heavy-gauge 2-pull zipper
Holds 2 speaker stands
Here is a video on them:
I bought mine at GC:
I have since used them for dual (S1 or 812s) purpose stands and have found the size, strength and compact features and flexibility to be an ideal comprise between a "mini" or traditional larger size speaker stand.
With one of these
you can use a microphone stand. I like the Airturn go stand, it folds down small enough to go into a holdall.