Thanks, Neil. I also like them a for their look with the monitors. These could also be awesome rear surround floor speakers if I could ever 1) get into a house that had a room large enough to support that layout, and 2) afford some new front 1723 monitors or towers!
I got these stands also. I bought play sand and baked it in the oven to get all the moisture out. I filled each of the two “poles” about 90% up and it is solid. When I attached the adapter plate that goes between the poles and the bottom plate, I put some blue tack under it to avoid the metal on metal. Everything sounds awesome.