I decided on a pair of Nola Boxers. I have metal VPI 24" stands filled with sand and hoping they will mate well with the Boxers.

Does anyone have experience with Nolas and stands? I'm hoping not to have to purchase $500 stands. I'm not sure it makes a huge difference.

Thanks! Pete
I didn't know VPI ever made stands except for turntables. Good stands do make a considerable difference; only you can decide how much they are worth.
Get yourself a quality stand made to the proper height for your listening distance and fill it 3/4th full with silicone caulk and 1/4 with sand or kitty litter and you should be good to go! Use spikes for wood or concrete as directed by the manufacturer.