I'm with NP on this. I think that the speaker and stand should be seen as "an item". I believe that Spendor is in the best position to design a stand that meets the specific needs of its unusually designed speaker.Inter_Voice said:IMHO "system" approach might not always get the best result. Using Leema product as an example. If system approach is always worked then I should have bought the CDP, the amp and the speakers as a set to get the best from it. But in real life it will not always the case. I think system approach only sometimes works on certain products. As to Spendor they are mainly speaker manufacturers and not experts in stands making. I believe it is some third party provides the design for them. I strongly belive someone expertised in a particular field such as in speaker stand manufacturing should have better say.nopiano said:... I may be a bit gullible, but I tend to think the manufacturer knows best. They will never be the cheapest, but why would you provide a stand that didn't make your speakers sound at their best?
Not to say someone somewhere might not do better/differently, but I think it best to see stand and speaker as a 'system'. No-one asks about fitting a SME arm to a Rega TT, do they?
IMO. It is slightly different logic to say that a Leema amp needs a Leema CDP. This of course is only just my opinion, and is no more important than yours.