Note : I meant to say ; Sound Anchor and not Solid Steel
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Interesting, I was thinking, "how about Sound Anchor" when I first read your post, and then I saw your correction.
I really like Sound Anchor products because of the stability, the weight, the finish (that is easily touched up if ever needed) and how they get out of the way visually and let the eye focus on the equipment. The design is nice because of the adjustable steel bars for different footer patterns and because of the open-air underneath equipment, to promote cooling. You can use whatever footers you choose for your gear.
The folks at Sound Anchor, Bob and Debbie Worzalla, are really nice and easy to deal with. They will easily create custom products to meet your needs, and have done so for me in the past (like the angled speaker bases for my Aerial 9s).
All of my gear, speakers and sub are supported on Sound Anchor racks/stands with edenSound Bear Paws. Sound Anchor will tell you their hardened spikes are all you need for footers, and they might be right. The Bear Paws add weight and dress up the look a bit. If you want to dress them up further, you can add a different top like I did by making a finished wood top from quarter-sawn white oak, as you can see on my system page (3rd picture). Options are endless, like cultured stone (think kitchen counters), granite, maple butcher block, etc.
No disrespect intended garebear, but as long as you already have everyone’s attention ;-) : If anyone has a black Solid Steel 5.4 rack (original, smaller version) to sell, please give me a buzz. Thanks garebear. And by the way, if you put a good isolation device (Symposium Roller Blocks, Townshend Seismic Pods if you’re flush) under something, the rack itself is of little consequence.