Gator Frameworks GFW-ID-SPKR ID Series Speaker Stand

ID series Speaker Stand with Easy One-handed Cam Operation
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Gator Frameworks ID Series Speaker Stand Features:
  • Piston-driven lift assistance
  • Folds into Compact Cylinder Design
  • Includes Lift-EEZ Piston for Lift Assist
  • Integrated Sliding Adapter for 35mm Speakers
  • Easy One Handed CAM Operation
  • 3rd Leg Adjustable for Leveling on Uneven Surfaces
  • Cable Management
  • Lightweight
  • Patent Pending Design

Additional Media

PA Speaker Buying Guide
Gator Frameworks ID Series Speaker Stand Demo by Sweetwater

Tech Specs

Load Capacity 60 lbs. (each)
Color Black
Height 48"-75"
Manufacturer Part Number GFW-ID-SPKR

Customer Reviews

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Very strong and sturdy. The lift works great and our speakers go up and down easily. The leveling leg is simple and fantastic.

Worth Every Penny

As a sound equipment rental company, we regularly had to stock extra speaker stand parts because they fell off or the knobs stripped over time. The framework stands aren't filled with nuts and bolts or even knobs. In fact, there aren't any at all. Can't believe it took so long for someone to design a stand this way. They also fold down smaller than a regular stand. The Piston-driven lift is just a bonus -- I would buy them even if they didn't have that feature.
Music background: Sound and Light Rental Company

Great Stands

These stands are definitely cool! The stands are easy to operate. The adjustable extension on one leg makes these stands ideal on uneven ground! The slender profile also takes up a lot less room than conventional stands. The rubber shoe pads look like they could work their way out over time, but haven't done so yet. The 2 negatives are price which is pretty high for a speaker stand and the weight. These things weigh considerably more than conventional stands. I think the cool factor out weights the negatives for me at the moment but I have found myself grunting when I carry them together in a stand bag.
Music background: Mobile DJ

Don't Buy The Hype...

Okay, speaker stands are one of those sound system items where you really do get what you pay for... most of the time. They have one job, and that's to keep speakers firmly and safely in place. You buy cheap, it may do the job for a while, but will wear out or break quickly. I have used just about every brand of speaker stand on the market. Ultimate Stands have always been my go-to brand, but I also do love Gator Cases. So my interest was peaked by this new ID Speaker Stand system.I travel internationally several times a year, and we transport our sound system with us (for live music, canned music, and for PA live presentation use) as checked baggage. Due to size and weight constraints, we have a very compact system (QSC K8s, Smaller Mackie Mixer, plus cables, mics, and stands). We transport it all in SKB All weather cases, and can do so without going over weight limits when flying. The compact and small design of these stands, along with Gator's normal tough construction, is what attracted me to the ID series stands. I figured these would allow us to carry our 3 boom stands, and both speaker stands in one flight bag, and still be fine weight-wise. Imagine my surprise when I pulled these stands out of the box. These are listed between 12 and 13 pounds each, but they feel more like 15+. Yes, they fold down in to a cylinder, but they are NOT compact or light. These are EASILY twice the weight (or more) of Ultimate's best stands, even those with the cylinder assist feature.I know that they are supposed to be heavy duty, but the very first time I set them up, the rubber "feet" fell out of one of the stands, and would not stay put. Could I glue them in? Sure, but at $169 each, these should be well constructed right out of the box.Regarding the operation of these stands... I just have to say that it is not very refined, and could even be described as clunky. With Ultimate's piston type stands, everything works very smoothly. The legs are easy to open and adjust, and the height adjustment is very user friendly. Trying to open the legs on the ID stand from the closed position is awkward, at best. Because of the stand's weight, it's difficult to lift it with one hand while trying to open it with the other (and I'm not a tiny guy). Then, the cylinder portion is rather strange, as well. Like all cylinder aided stands, going up is not a problem. Simply place the speaker on the stand, open the latch, and it goes up. The strange part is trying to get the speaker down, or trying to make adjustments via lowering the speaker. Unless you have very heavy speakers on the stands, you literally have to open the latch, and then pull the top of the stand (and speaker) down towards the floor. Once there, you have to quickly flip the latch closed to prevent it from popping right back up. IMO, this makes it a pain in the neck to use, and I found myself wishing it didn't have the "assist" feature at all.The stands look nice, and the demo video from Gator conveniently cuts away during the "awkward" parts of the setup and tear down. Ultimate's TS-90B with the Telelock system is a FAR superior product in every way. Lighter, with better construction... and the operation of their assist system is first-rate. All for just over HALF the price of the Gator ID system.Sorry Gator, can't recommend these stands. Don't buy into the hype of cool design and video... these are not worth the money.
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