Speaker stands are essential to achieving optimum acoustics with your SONOS speakers in your home. Speaker stands are superior to tabletop, bookshelf or wall-mounted speakers. This short tutorial will explain why.
STAND BY ME Because mid-range and treble frequencies are highly directional, speakers work best when placed equidistant, on either side of, and behind listeners at ear height (34"). All three of these conditions must be met to achieve proper surround sound effects with the SONOS PLAY:1.
LOST IN THE ECHO Placing speakers too close to a flat surface will cause your bass to echo off the surface and distort your listening experience. Bookshelves are like sonic caves for your speakers, and are especially unsuitable.
SHAKE RATTLE AND ROLL Placing the SONOS PLAY: 1 on a bookshelf or a side table can cause the surfaces or other objects on the surface to rattle, diminishing your sound quality. The GT Studio STAND: 1 isolates the speakers with an EVA rubber O-ring on the mounting surface and rubber feet on the base to prevent vibration, ensuring you enjoy maximum sound fidelity and hear the music exactly as it is meant to be heard.