Original lead post and replies are in a new discussion: S1 Pro gig report Christmas Eve
Color me amazed as well.
I used my 2 S1 pros on stands at a gig yesterday afternoon. We were set up in a gazebo in a large back yard. The volumes were set just above 12 o'clock and were driven by my Behringer 1002b mixer (3 guitars, 3 voices)...
I had a chance to walk around when the other 2 guys were playing and was blown away by the amount of clean, clear sound I was getting standing on the 2nd floor porch over 60 feet away.
One of the other guys went out to the street about 200 yards BEHIND the speakers to greet some friends and direct them to the party and said he could hear us out there as well!
They REALLY throw out the sound when on stands. Too bad I can't fit the stands in my Miata... :-)
And of course, 4 hours on battery power...with plenty left in the tank.
I own at least a dozen speaker stands, mainly from ProLine and Onstage, @Chet . One pair only fits in the trunk of my Ford Focus near the opening. I Googled COMPACT SPEAKER STAND and found many shorter stands, but they only telescope to about 4 feet. I have a feeling that there must be possibly a 3 tube compact speaker stands on the market that would fit into smaller cargo areas. My Samson tripod microphone stands I purchased at Fry's are compact and light. The Bose S1 Pro, along with the Behringer Xenix 1002B makes for quick setup and teardown. Thanks for your report on the throw on stands. How high off the ground did you have them mounted? I saw a photo where @jdbassentertainment.com had his 10 feet up in a noisy convention center.
I had the S1s about 6 1/2 feet above the floor. They were set back enough so that the sidewash gave us a great sound for monitoring our performance...about even with the microphone line...
We were sitting and had NO problems with feedback.
It WAS in the very quiet rural countryside.
I found a stand that "shrinks" to less than 2 feet -- bad news is that they are about $140 each...
I'm interested, @Chet . What brand and model is that stand?
Sunburst Gear's CTS1-BLK...
CTS1-BLK tripod is composed of carbon fiber barrels that give it lightness, as well as great stability. CTS1-BLK is light, portable, and only weights under 3 pounds. The unit can support up to 28.5 pounds of weight. When the CTS1-BLK is fully extended, it is over 4.25 feet tall and it is less than 1.25 feet tall when fully compacted.
Couldn't help it -- ordered a couple...
@Chet , I like the tilt back feature of that stand for more throw!
IMO looks more like a camera tripod than a speaker stand to me. Typically the more moving parts on gear the more things wear out. What has been your experience with these stands?
All my old cast iron base microphone stands are JB Weld together, @jdbassentertainment.com , as they strip out over time. This speaker stands is rated at 28.5 pounds capacity, so it seems suitable for the Bose S1 Pro. @Chet just ordered a couple, so I'm sure he'll report back. Definitely will fit in his Miata! 😆
This is the stand I prefer I to use with my S1 Pros.
No tripping hazard and plenty sturdy!