Sonos and Floyd team up on expensive steel speaker stands

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Sonos speakers were designed to look good and perform well when seated on a table or counter, but there will be times when a room simply lacks the right furniture, or you want to. just have your speakers at a different height or angle.

To solve this problem, Sonos partnered with American designer Floyd to create custom speaker stands for two of Sonos’ most popular speakers, the Sonos One (and A SL) and the Sonos five. Made from sturdy steel, these accessories don’t come cheap; the One Stand starts at $ 249, which is more expensive than the $ 219 Sonos One that it is designed to support.

The One Stand, which is available in powder coated black or blue color options – or stainless steel for an additional $ 100 – measures 52 inches tall when assembled. Its base is a tripod which, according to Sonos, offers maximum stability. To hang a Sonos One from its upright tube, you use the supplied speaker clips. These are actually the same brackets that Sonos uses for its own Sonos One wall mount, but without the part that attaches to the wall.

Your Sonos One can be positioned anywhere along the vertical rod, but it is not intended to be adjusted frequently – the clamp that holds the speaker to the bracket should be tightened with a hex adjustment screw. You will also need to keep the bracket fairly close to a power outlet. A Sonos One comes with a power cord that is about 76 inches long, so if you place the speaker at the maximum height of the stand, you will only be left with about two feet of cable left.

Speaking of the power cable, Floyd’s minimalist design doesn’t include any type of internal routing for the power cord or accessory clips to keep the cord neatly aligned with the vertical rod, which is probably why Product photos provided show the cords wrapped in a spiral.

The Five Stand is slightly more affordable. It’s available in black or blue for $ 199, while the stainless steel version costs $ 299. You can use it to keep your Sonos Five low to the ground and tilted slightly upward, and it works for both vertical and horizontal orientations.

The two Floyd-designed speaker stands are available in limited quantities at FloydHome.com starting October 14.

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