Monitor Stands - Made of Stone


I recently purchased a pair of Dutch & Dutch 8c monitors. 

I'm very disappointed by the lack of well designed (and aesthetically pleasing) stands on the market. So being an architect I’ve decided to take matters into my own hands and design my own. A very good friend of mine who’s very talented stone mason has offered to help me build a pair of stone pedestals.

I’m curious if any of you have been down this road and what type of stone you’ve used and what the results were?

I’m going to use Live Vibe Audio products beneath the monitors to displace resonance/vibration into the mass of the stone pedestals, which will yield much better results than anything placed on my 2nd level wood floor. The pedestals I’ve been told will weigh 200+ pounds each and are just simple rectangular extrusions of the monitors footprint. 

I welcome all thoughts and ideas.


@erik_squires      "In general I believe we should: MInimize the contact surface"

You mean spikes.  Indeed.  You're talking my language.

Also, remember that if you put your speakers on a concrete floor, that is like a very big stone.

I have a lot of stone and marble in my listening room.  All my source and pre-amp equipment stands on it.  Power amps and speakers are on low spiked stands on concrete floor.  Everything is stone dead when tapped.

I have a history of using Stone inclusive of Granite for a variety of supporting roles in my own HiFi System.

I have used and still use Granite as outlined in the following:  Plinths @ approx' 90Kg each under Cabinet Speakers, a Plinth for a Garrard 401 @ approx' 90Kg, a Plinth Under Valve Mono's @ approx' 300Kg and Bespoke Built Rack Shelves @ approx' 25Kg. 

I have evolved with how I am utilising the Granite, it has not been used as a sole material for many years. It is used a Tier in a support Structure, and the position it is placed usually means it is a Upper Tier material which needs careful consideration for a footer being selected to be used.

I have never stopped working with materials that can be used in a structure in conjunction with the Granite.

Most recent, the material of Interest and being adopted is Phenolic Impregnated Densified Wood. This material comes in at 1400Kg per Cubic Metre, and measures for Damping and Dissipation in a much more desirable manner than Stone or Metals.

This material has made a impression on myself like few other materials have when used as a part within a Support Structure. The improvements on offer are seemingly tangible. 

I encourage the OP to look into this material to produce their design for a Speaker Support, it is finding a place in the construction of Hi End Speaker Cabinets and is being picked up on by other areas of the Audio Industry.    

Acora makes speaker enclosures and stands from granite ... It's a Canadian firm

Might be able to draw some inspiration ...


Love to see a rendition!!  good luck