Principal & Structure
The purpose of a speaker stand is to bring out the full tone and performance of the speaker without altering its intrinsic sound or adding any coloration. Allowing the sound of the stand material to be heard, or robbing the speaker of necessary vibrations is not the way to create a genuine high quality speaker stand.
There are many stands which add to or take away from the speaker’s performance. Over time, these designs disappear from the marketplace. Our RSS series speaker stands have been a best seller on the market for 10 years! This is because our RSS series is the only speaker stand which does not impose its own sound or character upon the speaker and allows the full potential performance of the speaker to be realized.
The major design principle of the RSS series is to give vibrations a direction of travel away from the speaker. We have eliminated restraining feedback that would otherwise enter the body of the speaker. Vibrations are shunted away and dissipated quickly. The RSS series top plate is a combination of 2017S Duralumin and brass. The column is made from steel. In our earlier version the column was filled with a mixture of Teflon powder and Polypropylene particles. The bottom plate was aluminum alloy with stainless steel spikes. As you can see, the vibration is moved to a harder material each time, which has the effect of moving the vibration quickly downwards and prevents any vibration from feeding back into the speaker.
The combination of 2017S Duralumin, brass and steel itself has a clean and clear sound. So by combining these materials, the RSS series eliminates unnecessary resonance leaving a pretty and clear sounding tone.
Now the RSS series has taken an evolution: For the new RSS-600, we have adopted an oval shaped column which lacks a specific resonance node. Formerly the filler was a mixture of Teflon powder and Polypropylene particles. We have replaced the Teflon Powder with top quality Lithia Tourmaline powder. The foot underneath the bottom plate has been changed to a large brass foot treated with special vibration control material. This material converts vibrations into heat efficiently. As you can see, this new RSS-600 represents a genuine evolution from its predecessor.
The RSS-600 Speaker Stand’s top plate is made from 10mm thick, rigid 2017S Duralumin combined with 3mm thick brass. Both 2017S Duralumin and brass by themselves releases a clear and clean tone when tapped. Combining the two materials cancels the resonance mode of each one.