why do you spike subwoofers to the floor?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Ryan T, Oct 13, 2001.

  1. Ryan T

    Ryan T Second Unit

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    Hi,
    I was just looking through partsexpress.com and saw they had some really nice looking speaker spikes and they said they would improve the performance of subwoofers. Does anyone know how this works and if there really is a noticeable difference in sound quality. My room has thick carpet about 1" to 1-1/2" if that helps.
    Ryan
     
  2. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Ryan,
    Capet acts as an acoustical dampening material and when your
    sub or even your full range speakers float on top of the
    carpet they are not acousticly tied into the hard sub-strate
    of the floor. The spikes pierce down through the carpet and
    allow vibrations to travel through the floor. In the case of
    a sub it will help it transmit all the low frequencies that
    it's capeable of putting out but your carpet might not be
    allowing it to transmit.
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