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Jim Mcc

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What do you guys use under your bookshelf speakers to keep them from moving? The little circular feet that came with mine are worthless. I don't want the speakers sitting right on the wood shelf. Thanks.
 

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On the cheap I've used that puffy drawer liner. Every hardware store has it and it is dirt cheap. Packing foam works too. I use Auralex MoPads for my mains and surrounds.
 

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Jim Mcc said:
I need something non-slip. I don't need to elevate them.
They do both. I've used the same as Robert_J describes.
I don't want the speakers sitting right on the wood shelf.
How does this happen without some amount of elevation?
 

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Dave Upton said:
Be cautious with drawer liner. Some of them will actually leave a pattern on veneer that can't be removed without sanding and re-application of lacquer.
I had that happen with one of mine as well, but it is the bottom of the speaker so I never worried about it much. I don't like gluing anything onto my speakers either though, and I've also had the black rubber feet leave marks on my Salamander Synergy rack and a pine bookshelf, so like all things, just check it after a while to be sure.

For gluing things onto speakers, if one wants to go that way, use those little 3M removable hook "refill" packs that all hardware stores carry these days. That stuff is 3M VHB and leaves no residue. I bought a roll of VHB at one point because it is so useful, but I've literally been using the same roll for around 10 years because you don't need much; so a roll isn't necessarily a good buy (and it isn't cheap).

Another alternative is museum putty, aka Blu-tack:

http://www.amazon.com/Bostik-Blu-Tack-Blu-Tack-Re-usable/dp/B0006DPMSG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1393540218&sr=8-2&keywords=blu-tack
 

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