Speaker stands are widely available and can cost anywhere from around $50.00 up to near stratospheric prices. The things to remember are RIGID and NON-RESONANT, these are really important. A speaker needs to be held as still as possible and you really don’t want a large hollow stand singing along with the music you’re playing. Hollow stands are easily filled to stop them ringing.
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Dry silver sand is very good, as is cat litter, or there are several stand companies that offer special filling materials. Whatever you choose, it is really worthwhile filling hollow stands with something. As well as stopping ringing, it will also increase mass.
A speaker stand needs to be rigid and non-resonant – and if budget is tight then a pair of breeze blocks can work rather well. Look for some cheap isolation cones to Blu-tack to the bottom of the blocks and then use more Blu-tack to attach the speakers to the blocks. These work surprisingly well and cost very little. If you’re feeling artistic, then spray them in any colour that takes your choice and hey presto, a set of rather good speaker stands in the colour of your choice.