These limited-edition Sonos speaker stands cost more than the actual speakers

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Sonos speakers are designed to look and perform well when sitting on a table or countertop, but there will be times when a room simply lacks the right furniture, or you want your speakers at a different height or angle. Huh.

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To solve this problem, Sonos has partnered with American designer Floyd bespoke speaker stand As for Sonos’ two most popular speakers, the Sonos One (and .) a SL) And this Sonos Five. Made of heavy-duty steel, these accessories don’t come cheap; The One Stand starts at $249, which is more expensive than the $219 Sonos One it’s designed to support.

The One Stand, which is available in powder-coated black or blue color options — or stainless steel for an additional $100 — measures 52 inches tall once assembled. Its base is a tripod, which Sonos says provides maximum stability. To suspend the Sonos One from its vertical tube, you use the included speaker clamp. These are actually the same holders that Sonos uses for itself Sonos One Wall Mount, but without the part that attaches to the wall.

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Your Sonos One can be positioned anywhere along the straight rod, but that doesn’t mean adjusting too often—the clamp that holds the speaker to the stand must be tightened with a hex set screw. You’ll need to place the stand fairly close to the power outlet. A Sonos One comes with a power cord that’s about 76 inches long, so if you place the speaker at the stand’s maximum height, you’ll only have about two feet of cable left.

Speaking of the power cable, Floyd’s minimalist design doesn’t include any internal routing for the power cord or accessory clip, to keep the cord neatly placed along the vertical rod, which probably explains why provided Why do the product photos shown show the cords wrapped in one. Spiral.

The Five Stand is a bit more affordable. It comes in black or blue for $199, while the stainless steel version is $299. You can use it to hold your Sonos Five off the ground and slightly up, and it works for both vertical and horizontal orientations.

Both Floyd-designed speaker stands are available in limited quantities floydhome.com starting 14 october




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