The science of speaker stands is almost as complex and involved as the science of speakers. I spent the day in bed, puzzling over complex equations to work out exactly what height and weight of stand I need. Once I’d got the numbers right, I got Studiospares on the phone to place the order—only to discover that I had an even more difficult decision to make. Did I want them in black or pewter? Of course, the first task was to figure out what the hell pewter is.