Argosy Console Spire I-Stands Review

argosy360iArgosy’s Spire I-Stands have integrated IsoAcoustics’ patented system that de-couples vibrating speaker cabinets from these freestanding monitor stands. Two models are offered in the line, the 42-inches tall Spire 420i at $399 per pair; and the 36-inch tall Spire 360i at $379 per pair. Both are attractive and stable studio monitor stands made from thick, powder-coated Medite—an environmentally friendly substitute for plywood and/or particleboard.

The top measures 7 3/4 x 9 7/8-inches and the base measures 16 x 16 square inches. The twin upright columns have die-cut holes and all edges are beveled like fine furniture. Each are capable of supporting monitors weighing up to 75-lbs.

IsoAcoustics’ isolators are designed to keep all movement on-axis—in the direction of the speaker cone’s travel—while resisting movement in all other planes. Mechanically isolated monitors improve definition in the bass frequencies and immediately improve the stereo imaging of your existing speakers.

I like Argosy Spire I-Stands’ modern and stylish look, their stability and the fact that I don’t have to buy extra speaker isolators—they’re built in. For further info, check http://argosyconsole.com/html_internal/argosyspeakerstands_istands.html.

By Barry Rudolph

Barry rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer with over 30 gold and platinum RIAA awards to his credit. He has recorded and/or mixed: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and Robbie Nevil. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and also teaches recording engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA.http://www.barryrudolph.com