Revel Gem I Speaker Stands


Hello all,
I recently purchased a pair of Revel Gem 1 speakers but I do not have the factory stands. They are $1500! I barely paid more than that for the speakers! The factory stands are 28" tall. I bought some 28" heavy 4 post Pangea steel stands and the Gems sound bad on them. They sound thin and bright on top. I tried some 24" Pangea steel stands too and they have a bit more body but still bright on top. I tried some 24" Skylan stands that are not metal and they do sound better. Any ideas for me? Could the factory stands make that much difference?

Thanks in advance,
BenĀ 
honashagen
Ben - Congrats on your new Revels! The Gems are only rated down to 70 Hz so on their own they will have a very bright balance with very limited bass. They're really designed to be used with a subwoofer to fill out their bass range which when properly integrated will present a much fuller and more natural balance. Better stands can definitely help the performance of the speakers but the limitation in their bass response is I believe what you're experiencing.
Thanks Bill. Luckily I do have subs. Got to get them dialed in.