I bought a pair of Mapleshade from a Gallo 3.1 owner so apparently he didn't like them; I was using them on another speaker so no help there. Just about any speaker benefits from good stands, even most floor standers.
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The 4" thick maple stands Mapleshade used to sell for the Reference 3 and 3.1 are simply outstanding. They transformed my Ref 3s so totally that another Ref3 owning friend bought a pair immediately. They give the speakers a stronger, more authoritative lower midrange and bass and have no downsides at all IMO. Yes they're pricy (near $800 as I recall), but as far as I'm concerned they are worth every penny.
Earlier I had special stands crafted for the Ref 3s by Stein Audio because I wanted to raise the speakers farther off the ground. but didn't like the looks of the Bright Star stands. They were okay but nothing like the Mapleshade ones.