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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. :)
 

Gabriel_Lam

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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):



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



 

JoelTW

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I think it weighs about 60 lbs... yeah I was wondering why the other ones cost $19.95..
 

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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