What's best to put under my bookshelf speakers

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  1. Robert_Dufresne

    Robert_Dufresne Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a pair of Studio 20 resting on bookshelves. The
    bookshelves are solid but I think I should put something
    under my speakers so they don't rest on the shelf ( wood against wood ). Would blue-tack be good or should I use
    something like carpet under padding or just plain rubber
    feet.

    Help would be appreciated[​IMG]


    Thanks

    Robert
     
  2. Ron_L

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    try some of that anti-slip material that most rv'ers use.
     
  3. Marc H

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    An old mouse pad?
     
  4. TommyL

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    blu tack...2 bucks or less...works great..I have studio 20's also[​IMG]
     
  5. PaulT

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    I use that non skid rubber matting that is sold to go underneath throw rugs. Probably the same stuff Ron_L is talking about.
     
  6. M_a_r_k^NE

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    Sorbathane damping pads. Can pick a slab from audioadvisor.com for $20.00. Cut in small squares and place them under your speakers. They're self adhesive too. The sound will improve. I use them under my small speakers.
     
  7. Nathan Porteous

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    use asprin they're cheap and after all the noise you can use them. got the tip from audio mag works great
     
  8. ChrisWiggles

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    YOu studio 20 guys, sorta off-topic, but do you have the veneered version or the laminate? And were you able to listen to both, if so is there a SOUND difference between the two? I really don't care about the looks, the laminate is fine, and the extra couple hundred is significant for what is mainly looks. I've heard the real-wood stiffens the cabinet a tad, but I still can't see there being THAT much of a difference in sound. What do you think, $650 for laminate, or $900 for veneer?
     
  9. Robert_Dufresne

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    Chris

    I have the laminate version and yes I listened to both.
    No difference IMO . The speaker shell is made from MDF
    in both cases. The only difference is in the look and the
    price.

    Robert
     
  10. TommyL

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    ditto..[​IMG] Grab the laminate, and put the 250 bucks toward something else.
     
  11. TommyL

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    I just reread a thread from a while back on another board..guy contacted paradigm a few times...said the same thing[​IMG] his sentence--->

    I've checked with Paradigm on this to be sure:

    They are the same. The veneer models simply get that piece of wood with the curved edges applied to the existing MDF sides. So the underlying MDF construction, bracing etc. is *identical*. It is meant as a looks thing only.

    The veneer is only on 2 sides fyi...basically all looks..hey, if you have all cherry in your HT room..I'd go with cherry...these are paradigms top speaker...if people really like them, give them the option to ante up some more cash and get a few options..right? I would.
     

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