Top 10 Crank Speaker Stands
for December 2022

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A crank speaker stand is a metal stand that attaches to a pillar or wall, and the speaker is attached to a pole that is rotated by hand. The crank speaker stand is ideal for outdoor events such as concerts, festivals, and picnics, but can also be used for indoor events such as parties, reunions, and weddings.

The MOOZ Themes Reviews Lab has tested dozens of crank speaker stands over the years, evaluating them for stability, portability, and ease of use. We evaluate each crank speaker stand's stability for how well it holds the speaker in place, as well as how easy it is to turn the pole. We also evaluate each crank speaker stand's portability, including its weight, size, and portability features, such as retractable handles and wheels. We also evaluate each crank speaker stand's ease of use, such as how easy it is to set up, and how easy it is to adjust the height.

Here are our picks for the top 10 crank speaker stands of 2022:

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The LaSE 201C is a loudspeaker stand that can be hand cranked, and only weighs 15.6 pounds, so it's easy to carry and set up. The 201C is also sturdy, with a tubular 1 3/8-inch upper shaft and a thick aluminum base. The stand has a wide, flat base, which makes it easy to slide on carpet, and a wide upper clamp, so you can clamp large speaker cabinets with ease. The LaSE 201C is versatile, too, with height adjustments from 47 inches to 80 inches. The stand is lightweight and easy to set up, and it's well made. The stand's height adjustment mechanism is sturdy, and the crank is easy to use and doesn't get gummed up. The 201C has a maximum weight capacity of 50 pounds, so you can safely clamp heavier speaker cabinets. The 201C's height adjustment isn't as smooth as that of the 201A, though, and the base of the stand can twist slightly if you crank the stand too far.

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GRIFFIN - Crank Up Triangle Light Truss System | DJ Booth Trussing Stand Kit for Light Cans & Speakers | Pro Audio Lighting Stage Platform Hardware Package | Portable Music Equipment Mount Gear Holder

GRIFFIN - Crank Up Light Triangle Truss System

by Griffin

KEEP YOUR STAGE GEAR SAFE. A DJ STAND WITH STAGE TRUSS: A DJ equipment package with stage lighting stands which is made of medium-duty steel with a sturdy, steel cable gear system that will easily lift your heavy light cans or PA speakers. Designed with rubber rest pads on the feet to provide sufficient support and stability. This is an extremely durable and long-lasting trussing system, perfect for all your stage lighting needs.

The GRIFFIN Crank Up Triangle Light Truss System is an excellent option for mobile entertainers, musicians, and other performers. At 175 pounds, it's a little heavier than some other portable trussing stands, but the trade-off is that it's stiffer and sturdier, which makes it more durable. And if you're looking for a trussing stand that can support up to 200 pounds, it's hard to beat. The trussing stand itself is sturdy enough to support two 15-pound light cans, and it offers six triangular truss spans (three on each side), so it's perfect for hanging up two 20-pound light cans, or it can accommodate two 200-pound light cans or two 15-pound speakers. The crank up design makes setting up and tearing down this trussing stand very easy. The telescoping legs collapse to 34 inches, and the telescoping arms collapse to 27 inches, so it's easy to store in the trunk of your car or in a hotel room. The trussing stand is also very stable, so even if you're a shaky stage performer, you won't have to worry about your lights falling or getting knocked over. These trussing stands are also a great option for lighting designers, as they allow you to create many different lighting setups for various performances and venues. And with the included C-clamps, it's easy to mount lights, speakers, and other gear to the trussing stand. The GRIFFIN Crank Up Triangle Light Truss System is an all-around solid choice for trussing stands, and we expect it to last for many years of heavy use.

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Knox Gear Hand Crank Steel Speaker Stand

Knox Gear Hand Crank Steel Speaker Stand

by Knox Gear

Heavy Duty Tripod Legs - This Knox Hand Crank Steel Speaker Stand features sturdy tripod legs which provide a stable base to prevent rocking or tipping during use

If you're looking for a sturdy speaker stand, the Knox Gear Hand Crank Steel Speaker Stand is a great choice. The metal construction is sturdy, and the hand crank system makes raising the speakers easier. This stand can hold speaker cabinets up to 110 pounds, so it's a good choice for heavier boxes. The stand's height can be adjusted from 54 to 70 inches, so you can lower it to fit smaller rooms or higher it for larger rooms. The steel legs fold in for storage and transport, so it's small and easy to carry. The crank handle is sturdy and does a good job of holding the speakers in place. The crank handle is wider than the pole, so it's less flimsy than some stands. The crank handle doesn't extend all the way flat, so it's somewhat awkward to push it aside when lowering the stand. The crank handle also doesn't extend fully up, so it's wobbly when fully extended. The crank handle is easier to crank up than the pole, but it's harder to crank the pole all the way up. The crank handle is cheap-looking and makes the stand look less professional. The crank handle also doesn't provide much leverage.

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Crank Up Light Stands (2 Pack) Stage Lighting Truss System by GRIFFIN | Portable Speaker Tripod Platform Rig | Adjustable Trussing DJ Booth Kit | T Bar Mount for Can Lights | Music Equipment Package

Crank Up Light Stands (2 Pack) Lighting Stage Truss System by GRIFFIN

by Griffin

ADJUST TO YOUR PREFERRED HEIGHT: The poles are thoughtfully designed to interlock in three places, so you can easily adjust the height from 68" to 11 feet 5" according to your needs. Do you need to hoist your speakers up in the air? Simply, remove the central T bar and youre ready to go! The convenient crank gear system is easy to turn, without requiring too much effort, while the soft, rubber rest pads on the feet will make sure your trussing stand stays securely in place at all times.

The Crank Up Light Stands from GRIFFIN are a great pair of light stands that we found especially versatile, since our reviewer was able to use them to hold up virtually any speaker or light he wanted to use. They easily hold up to 285 pounds of weight, making them suitable for everything from DJ booths to mobile DJ rigs to lighting setups. The sturdy, lightweight design of these stands makes them easy to handle, and they fold up neatly into a compact, easy-to-carry package. These light stands also feature a removable central T bar with hanging point bolts, making it easy to lift up 6 par cans, lights, or other speaker setups to your height. The stands come in two different sizes, so you can choose the one that best suits your setup. We especially liked the telescoping design, which lets you adjust the height by easily sliding the long central column up and down, and locking it in place, without cracking or breaking. We also liked how quickly and easily the T bars on each of the light stands swivel, allowing you to easily adjust the position of each light or speaker. These stands are also compatible with most speaker post mounts, so if you already have a stand or mount that you like, you can swap the Crank Up Light Stands on it for a quick and easy way to upgrade your setup. Overall, these light stands are a great buy for DJs, mobile DJs, mobile DJs, DJs, and anyone who wants a sturdy, lightweight light stand that will allow them to easily elevate their speakers off the ground.

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AxcessAbles Crank Up Stands for Professional PA Speakers, Lighting Crank up Tripod Stands. SMX-266 (Pair) Ideal for Mobile DJs, Churches, Events. Compatible with QSC, JBL, Yamaha PA Speakers

AXA AXCESSABLES AxcessAbles Crank Up for Stands Professional PA Speakers

by AXA AXCESSABLES

Tube legs with double-cross braces provide solid support and stability.

These crank-up speaker stands from AxcessAbles are a must for anyone who has to use speakers in locations that don't have electricity or where power outlets are too far away. The stands are lightweight, portable, and easy to assemble. The legs adjust from 57.5 to 98 inches, and they come equipped with screw locks for maximum security. The 35mm tube end and integrated threaded bush M10 for crossbars allow various speaker stands to be connected together easily. The stands can withstand up to 110 pounds, making them ideal for holding several speakers. The speaker stands are also extremely sturdy. The rubber feet on the base of the stand keep the speaker stands from sliding around on the floor, and the stands themselves are surprisingly solid. The crank-up mechanism is sturdy, and the built-in handle and the crank itself are thick enough to handle weight. The stands are large enough to hold most portable speakers, and they can also be connected to any speaker stand with a 35mm tube end. The crank-up stands are lightweight, portable, and easy to assemble. The stands are versatile, inexpensive, and perfect for DJs, churches, and anyone else who needs a sturdy, portable speaker stand.

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Hercules SS710B Crank-Up Speaker Stand

Hercules SS710B Crank-Up Speaker Stand

by KMC Music Inc

Country of Origin : China

The Hercules SS710B is a lightweight, strong speaker stand that, thanks to its crank-up design, is easy to set up and move around. The stand's telescoping shafts collapse flat to about 10 inches, and the tubes can be locked in place with the clamp, so they take up less room when collapsed. The stand's 5-inch diameter tubing is lighter than most stands of similar size, and its anodized aluminum construction is sturdy and durable. The SS710B's base weighs 22 pounds, which is heavier than our other picks but lighter than most stands. The stand's cranks are coated with a protective material, so they don't scratch surfaces when they turn. The SS710B's base has a retractable carrying handle, and it's square, so it can be easily stacked with other stands. The stand's angle range is 0 to 120 degrees, which is less than the 0 to 180 degrees of our previous pick. The SS710B has a 7-inch serving basket, which is a good size for holding CDs, laptop speakers, and other audio equipment. The stand's 77-inch height is shorter than our previous pick, but the stand's shorter height makes it easy to get audio equipment closer to the floor. The SS710B has a longer channel to hold speakers up to 6 inches in diameter, which is less than the 8-inch channel of our previous pick, but it's more than adequate for most speakers. The SS710B's 39-inch length is slightly shorter than our previous pick. Overall, the Hercules SS710B is a good portable speaker stand that's easy to set up and move around.

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(2) DJ Pro Lighting 10 Foot Crank Light Stand & (2) Square Truss T-Bar Adapter

Cedarslink (2) DJ Pro Lighting 10 Foot Crank Stand Light & (2) Square Truss T-Bar Adapter

Heavy Duty Industrial Grade Metal. Perfect For Mobile Use. Extremely Durable.

The Hengemetal DJ Pro Lighting 10 Foot Crank Light Stand is a great, sturdy light stand at a fair price. It doesn't have as high of a maximum height as some other stands, but it's more than adequate for most DJ setups. The tubing is sturdy, and the locking mechanisms work great. The locking pins are a little annoying (it takes a little fiddling to get them in place), but it's a minor complaint. The clamp on the clamp is flimsy, but it's easily replaced. The clamp on the legs is rigid and adequate for most applications. The truss adapters are sturdy and well made, and they work great with a wide variety of light stands. The adjustability of the legs are also great, and you can adjust them for various height settings. The one drawback is that, while it seems to be sturdy enough to withstand some abuse, the stand is heavy, and it's best used for mobile DJs.

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Light Trussing Stands by GRIFFIN | T Adapter DJ Booth Kit & Truss System for Lighting Cans & Speakers | Pro-Audio Stage Platform Hardware Mounting Package | PA Equipment Gear Holder | Live Music Gigs

Light Trussing Stands by GRIFFIN

by Griffin

KEEP YOUR STAGE GEAR SAFE. A DJ STAND WITH STAGE TRUSS: DJ equipment package with stage lighting stands which is made of medium-duty steel with a sturdy steel cable gear system that will easily lift your heavy light cans or PA speakers, this is an extremely durable trussing system, perfect for all your stage lighting needs. Designed with rubber rest pads on the feet to provide sufficient support and stability, you can rest assured your expensive stage gear will stay intact at all times.

The Light Trussing Stands from GRIFFIN maximized the floor space of our DJ booth. The trussing stand allowed us to hang our speakers, microphone, turntables, laptop, turntable mixer, and other DJ equipment without losing any space in our booth. The trussing stand's telescoping legs enabled us to easily reach the top of our booth, and the crank mechanism was easy to use. The trussing stand's height adjustment mechanism was convenient to have, as it allowed for us to reach our DJ equipment without having to bend down. The trussing stand's light weight and portability also made it a great asset to transport our booth between gigs.

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Gator Frameworks ID Series Speaker Stand Set with Padded Nylon Carry Bag; Set of 2 Stands (GFW-ID-SPKRSET)

Gator Frameworks ID Series Speaker Stand Set with Nylon Padded Carry Bag; Set of 2 Stands (GFW-ID-SPKRSET)

by Gator Cases

60 Lb Weight Capacity (27 kg). Min / Max Height: 48/75 Inches (1219/1905 mm)

The Gator Frameworks ID SERIES speaker stand set offers plenty of features for the money, and it's easy to set up and use. The stands also have a small footprint, so they're easy to store, and they feel sturdy, so they won't topple over easily. The stands themselves are slightly heavier than some we've tested, but we think the weight is an advantage. The legs adjust at 45-degree increments, so they're easy to level on uneven surfaces. The internal piston in the stands helps lift the speaker to your desired height, and the frameworks are also equipped with 3rd leg extensions, so you can easily adjust the height of the stands to level the speaker on uneven surfaces. The stands also have an adjustable angle, allowing you to angle the speaker towards you. The frameworks are adjustable from 6 to 25 inches tall, and from 8 to 34 inches wide, and can support speakers weighing up to 22 pounds. The nylon bag has enough room to store both stands and the jack clamps. The bag also has a strap, so you can carry the stands easily. The Gator Frameworks ID SERIES speaker stand set is lightweight, easy to set up and use, and it supports heavier speakers than most stands we tested.

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AxcessAbles SMX-266 Tripod Crank-up Speaker Stand - Effortless Hand Crank Compatible with EV / JBL / QSC / Mackie / Behringer / Peavey

AXA AXCESSABLES AxcessAbles SMX-266 Crank-up Tripod Speaker Stand

by AXA AXCESSABLES

Height adjusts from 57.5" to 98". 110lb. load capacity. All metal construction. Double-braced crank tripod ideal for professional speakers and lighting set up with minimal lifting.

The AxcessAbles SMX-266 is a sturdy tripod speaker stand with a 35mm pole, which is 4 inches shorter than our top pick, the Durabrand TS-1-40. The AxcessAbles SMX-266 has a crank system, so you don't need to twist a knob to set the height. But, the crank system isn't as smooth or easy to use as the Durabrand TS-1-40's crank system, and it's slower and requires you to move the speaker closer to the ground to set its height. The AxcessAbles SMX-266's height range is 4.5 to 10.75 inches. The AxcessAbles SMX-266's build quality is solid, but it's surprisingly heavy at 15 pounds. The stand features an integrated locking screw, which locks the stand in place. The stand is also very versatile, as it can support speakers weighing up to 88 pounds. The AxcessAbles SMX-266 is suitable for both indoor and outdoor speakers, and it's ideal for both DJs and musicians, as well as speakers that normally have a hard, fixed base. The stand has a maximum distance of 17.5 inches between the pole and the speakers, so it's suitable for speakers that have a variety of base sizes. The AxcessAbles SMX-266's tripod design also makes it easy to set up and take down, and it's stable enough to handle heavy speakers.

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