Worth the money
Keyboard stands (and amps) are the bane of my existence. Awkward, heavy,, parts go missing, too many bolts get stripped, too much bounce, keyboard spacing wrong. And I HATE spending money on things that don't make or improve sound.
I've been using A, Z and X stands for decades. Z's are best stability/flexibility option, but still not quite there. I wanted something simple and stable for a 2 keyboard standing rig, and I, like others here, am tall, and like to play standing. And I wanted to reduce my setup time and stage footprint, as a singer and sometime guitar player in addition to keys. I've been looking at the less expensive columns - but all seemed like an expensive compromise.
I've been eying the K&M for a while, and saw the price drop. Which is still a lot, but... Got it, and the mic boom attachment. After 1 time trying setup dry, went live. Easy and quick. Keyboard spacing is just right. The boom holds, even at almost full extension - no sag.
Why not 5 stars? There is a little more bounce than I'd prefer - I'd rather have my keys on granite tables, like most of us! Not bad, just not perfect. And 2 niggles. At this price, the carry bag should be included - they cost nothing to manufacture, so $ bag seems excessive. Also as others have noted, the mic nipple adapter is European thread, with a plastic 5/8 adapter - invitation to stripped threads. Metal adapter quickly sent by Devin Cunningham, my rep - who I recommend - he's knowledgeable, admits when he isn't, and is more and more responsive over time.