One of the most common questions we get from customers is what is the difference between the ISO-L8R series and the Aperta series? Both stands have similar characteristics but is one better than the other? Both series of stands use the same patented design to provide a high degree of isolation, while resisting lateral movements and oscillations.
The ISO-L8R was the first series of isolation stands that we launched for the pro audio industry with users from the audio professional to the music hobbyist. In a desktop situation, typically our ears are about 20 inches above the desk. The ISO-L8R series offers 14 variations of height and tilt adjustment, to optimize the placement of your speakers. The kit comes with 2 different lengths of tubes, offering varying levels of height as well as spacers to allow you to tilt the stands up to 6.5 degrees in either direction. The stands are made of high-impact ABS and come in a black finish.
While the ISO-L8R series has been focused on studio monitors, the Aperta series has concentrated on the home audio market with bookshelf and smaller floor standing speakers. Made of aluminum, they have more of a stylized look to them and are considered a more premium product. In a typical home audio setting, the height adjustment is not as widely used and as such the Aperta’s do not offer the longer tubes. The stands offer 6.5 degrees of tilt by allowing you to “dial in” your desired angle using the built-in adjustment. The isolators used in the Aperta’s have been redesigned and the frames of the stands are stiffer resulting in further refined performance. The Aperta’s are offered in two colours, black and aluminum.