Spikes for subwoofer

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  1. JoelTW

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    My carpet is relatively thick and my subwoofer enclosure seems to jump up and down really quickly...

    Do carpet spikes really improve the sound quality, or accuracy/tightness, etc?

    They cost $2.50 at partsexpress. [​IMG]
     
  2. Brian Bunge

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    If nothing else, they'll help anchor your sub to the floor. That's worth $2.50 to me.
     
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    How heavy is your sub? Will those thin spikes be enough? The $2.50 ones might look kinda funny.

    Here they are attached to my old JBL S312 speakers (about 70 lbs eahc):

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    For subs, you may want to go with the bigger Dayton audio ones (unfortunately, they're another $15 or so):

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    I think it weighs about 60 lbs... yeah I was wondering why the other ones cost $19.95..
     
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    What if your sub weighs 100lbs or more? How do you "fine tune" without rollers?
     
  6. Rob Formica

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    "Do carpet spikes really improve the sound quality, or accuracy/tightness, etc?"

    I don't have any carpet so i can't say for your situation, but i do find rubber-feet versus spikes on a hardwood floor make a big difference in de-coupling the sub. Which you prefer is a question of personal taste... but they give the following "impressions":

    Spikes: improved mid-bass
    Rubber: improved low-bass extension

    My guess is the carpet already de-couples the sub, so you have nothing to loose.

    later...
    Rob
     

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