weighing down the sub

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  1. rickey taylor

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    Anybody putting patio steps on top of their sub if so how much weight is enough.
     
  2. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    It never even occurred to me. Should not a well designed sub not need weight on the top?
     
  3. Chris Tsutsui

    Chris Tsutsui Screenwriter

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    My tempest weighs over 100lbs, but I did try and put a 155lb weight on it once and hear the difference.

    Yep, I would stand on the sub using my own body weight.

    No difference in a heavy sub. I'd try it with a small sub if I wasn't afraid it'd collapse.

    The simplest test is:

    First you stradle the sub with feet on ground and listen, then stand on sub and listen... [​IMG] I wonder if I'm the only one who tried this?
     
  4. rickey taylor

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    THANKS I iam just going to leave mine alone.
     
  5. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Ever try an anvil?

    Otherwise, I'm coming from the same planet as Lew.
     
  6. PaulDF

    PaulDF Second Unit

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    I've seen a few "small town" salesmen put a big bag of lead(? something) on top of the subs in their sound rooms. Same principle as the cement block I guess (but less scratchy [​IMG] ).

    Seems a properly built enclosure would not benefit much. Maybe a cabinet built too light might sound a little better, but I think there would be a better solution.

    BTW Chris, if I straddled my sub, I'd be 3 feet off the ground!![​IMG] , but it would sure sound and feel cool for a little while!
     
  7. Christopher~O

    Christopher~O Stunt Coordinator

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  8. Craig_Kg

    Craig_Kg Supporting Actor

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    Try spiked feet on the sub first.
     

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