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?
The stands could make a difference but equally important is how the speakers are "coupled" with the stands and how the stands are "coupled" or "isolated" with/from the floor, and the type of floor they are placed on.