Cheapest Vibration Isolator Ever

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  1. Dan Pawlowski

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    Try hockey pucks, not the real ones but the soft spongy one for kids. They work great, they are less than a buck each and you can use them from components to speakers themselves.[​IMG]
     
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    Dan that's a novel and good idea. Have you tried it under your amp..is it strong enough to hold up over 60 lbs?

    Have tried some informal testing to see if it reduces any vibration? Let me know, as I would definitely go out and purchase some pucks, if it works.
     
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    Try this web site. I have never used these, but I have friends who do and they like them.
    VIBRAPOD
    http://www.vibrapod.com/
     
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    i've always thought that mousepads work pretty well. every so often you'll see some company handing them out for free. grab some and cut em up.
     
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    BLUE TACK works for me and it's cheap too !!
     
  7. Dan Pawlowski

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    hold up over 60 lbs??? - I dont see why not

    I use them under my cd and dvd players, im not a strong believer that they would work anywhere else, except for decoupling speaker cabinets from the floor??? maybe ??

    Also try racquet balls cut in half.....or there is a kids toy that is just like that you can find at a toy store for 10 cents.



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    are all mouse pads created equall?
     
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    I was at Walmart last night and I was looking at the "Glow In The Dark" kids' hockey puck at $1.87/each....I wonder if the "Glow In The Dark" factor makes a difference?

    All of a sudden, I have the idea of using hackey sacks(spelling?) underneath components as isolation devices. Anyone tried this?
     
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    hmmm...what about little sand bags or bean bags?

    I figure that sand might be real good at dampening sound since it is not really a solid dense mass and has space between the grains of sand for air molecules to occupy.

    Anyone tried sand bags?
     
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    take a wiz on your speaker stands, it reduces vibration.
     
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    quite an assortment of devices...while relatively inexpensive they run the gamut in construction...however just what effect are they having over what's there already?
     
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    I've heard and read that squash balls cut into half are great too...
     
  16. Dan Pawlowski

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    Actually, you do not need to cut the squash balls in half.
     
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    Blue tac and squash balls both exhibit very little
    "bounce back" so they should be good for vibration isolation, but what this does mean is the vibration is
    isolated to the component the materials are used to
    isolate. This may or may not be a good thing. The idea
    might be best that tries to distribute vibration across
    as many components as possible, sort of like how a race
    car distributes crash forces across it's whole body, thereby
    minimizing the forces on the occupant.
    Having said this, another thing that can be tried for
    anti-vibration are white, rubber/plastic half-circle bumpers
    that are sold at Home Depot to keep door handles from
    smacking into walls. The round side matches the dished shape on various door knobs.
    BTW; Do not use blue tack under very heavy equipment. It
    will spread out to a paper thin layer over time.
     
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