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Really nice stand 02/24/2014
This review is from: Planar 997-5253-00 Black Dual Monitor Stand for LCD Displays
+Well made, high qualikty
+Easy adjustment of tilt and rotate after monitors installed
+Uses little desk space, less than half vs having a stand under each monitor
+Balances two HP ZR24W 24" monitors well
+Works with monitors in mixed landscape/portrait
+VESA mount of the stand is coupled to the arm with a pre-tensioned coil spring, which gives some resiliency and lets you adjust the monitor tilt and rotate by hand without loosening any hardware or fussing.
Doesn't damp vibration exceptionally well, so if there is a bump on your desk, or vibration in the floor, the monitors will shake a bit for a few seconds. This is because the monitors are suspended on the end of the two mounting arms with a pre-loaded coil spring assembly, to provide for easy micro-adjustement with no tools. In the end you have a mass on the end of a rigid but still very slightly flexible arm, coupled through a slightly springy mount and it will have some resonant frequency. Disturb it, and it oscillates a bit as it returns to its normal position. No way around this unless that structure is changed or the arm-to-monitor mount is damped with something vibration-absorbent.
If not for the vibration issue when my desk (a heavy Steelcase with 36 x 72" steel/formica top) is bumped, or even if I type hard, I'd give this 5 stars instead of 4. I'm going to try to dampen the springy coupling with some dense foam or bungees and see if I can make it better. This may be nit-picking to some people, so don't let this dissuade you from purchasing this otherwise excellent stand.
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