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Speaker Floats, any experience and do they work?


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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   JamesGL

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Posted June 01 2005 - 03:46 AM

http://www.1stsoundoutfitters.com/

At $20 for each speaker, along with a @20 S/H charge, $60 is a bit too much for me to experiment with.

I am looking for a way to reduce wall vibration due to bass which drives my dog crazy and barks, then cry.

#2 of 10 OFFLINE   Steve Lumbert

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Posted June 01 2005 - 06:50 AM

That is a ridiculous s/h charge for that. I would try cutting some racquetballs in half as an experiment first.

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Posted June 01 2005 - 07:56 AM

Well, I got the Subdude for my SW900, and it did cut down on the wall vibrations a bit. But that means I can just turn it up more Posted Image
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#4 of 10 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted June 01 2005 - 08:30 AM

You can get the original Sorbothane pads for like $5-6 ea. You only need 3 per speaker, depending on the weight. Is this for a sub, tower, bookshelf?

If the problem is that the wall resonates at a particular frequency, isolating the speaker from the floor won't stop the wall from resonating.
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#5 of 10 OFFLINE   JamesGL

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Posted June 01 2005 - 11:16 AM

Thanks for the link. I'll give it a shot for that price. My front L/R floorstanding is set at 80 Hz and the wall that seems to vibrate is the one directly behind the fronts. My sub is about in between (four feet) away from the left front and left surround.

#6 of 10 OFFLINE   JamesGL

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Posted June 01 2005 - 11:20 AM

John, Where did you purchase the Sorbothane? I can't seem to find the link to purchase the product. Thanks.

#7 of 10 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted June 01 2005 - 11:59 AM

Go to the home page (upper right), select distributors, though they only seem to list the big distributors. I know there is at least one hi-fi audio shop up in SF that carries them (but I can remember the name!!!). Berg and McMaster should be easy to find local resellers for too. One in the South Bay is Motion Industries.

Magnolia HiFi also carries something similar, though I think they were a bit more expensive.

You might even just try a few small sheets of Dynamat from a local car audio place.

Spikes will cost you about the same ($19/set of 4 + shipping), will do the same thing, and can be found here. If you're interested, I have two sets of these that I'm not using.
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#8 of 10 OFFLINE   JamesGL

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Posted June 02 2005 - 07:58 AM

Thanks,

I'll swing by Magnolia (I believe there is one in Palo Alto).

About the Subdude posted by Mike Duke, what is the difference between the Auralex Subdude and the Gamma? The description is exactly the same. For looks purposes, the Gamma won't irritate the wife but if the Subdude is more functional to help reduce my problem, I'll take the Subdude.

Also, the best price I found for the Subdude is $49 shipped. Cheaper elsewhere?

TIA.

Turning down my sub is something I will not do and I am not looking forward to adding an isolated wall. Posted Image

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Posted June 03 2005 - 06:45 AM

I like their claim to "Clean up and tighten your bottom end".

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Posted June 03 2005 - 08:11 AM

Buns 'o steel Posted Image
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