For a pair of JBL612m's over subs, I believe that the only viable choice is a pair of the absurdly expensive SS4-BK's for a little over $200.00. But I am going to be getting a second pair of the 612m's to double up on the tops, which would go on a pair of tripod stands.
Is it as important to go with JBL stands here? The SS2-BK tripods look like incredibly well constructed stands, but are $185.00 each ($370.00 for the pair!).
I saw this on eBay:
Now here is my dilemma: The 612m's are very light, so perhaps a lower end stand is just as good for my needs. The PAIR of those stands is a mere $55.00. However, I am investing a lot of money in my PA and the phrase "You get what you pay for!" keeps flying through my head. Plus I know nothing about those inexpensive stands.
In short, if skimping on poles will save me about $325.00 (almost HALF the cost of a 612 cabinet!) but would be a bad idea, then I will bite the proverbial bullet and get the SS2-BK's, with the intent of "crying once." But you guys know way more about this stuff than I do, so by all means, advise away!