Stone slabs under speakers?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by JamesCB, Aug 25, 2003.

  1. JamesCB

    JamesCB Second Unit

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2003
    Messages:
    440
    Likes Received:
    0
    I just posted this in another well-known forum. Figured I'd get some responses (experienced) from here.

    I firmly beleive all loudspeakers should be spiked or otherwise stabilized to prevent any movement of the cabinet while operating. I have heard of many (audiophiles mostly) who put a stone slab under their speakers (usually floorstanding). And usually with the spikes on top of the stone. What confuses me is when this is done on a carpeted floor it seems as though you would get a rocking effect. A flat stone would have to be VERY heavy to completely compress the carpet. Could someone please explain the concept of the stone slab? I am open to discussion and willing to give it a try if it seems worth while.

    By the way, I'm just talking about the front L & R.
     
  2. MarkO

    MarkO Second Unit

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 1999
    Messages:
    309
    Likes Received:
    0
    If the stone base is properly shimed it will not rock. The whole idea of a stone base is to isolate speaker vibration from wooden floors. I think most bookshelves do not produce enough energy to travel through well built, sand/shot filled speaker stands, but floor standers may benifit greatly.
     
  3. Vincent_S

    Vincent_S Second Unit

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2002
    Messages:
    450
    Likes Received:
    0
    This is very strange as I have been thinking about this for the past few days myself! I am going to look at a place down the road tomorrow that sells all kinds of stone. Hopefully they will have some black granite.
     

Share This Page