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Can I put anything on top of my sub?

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by uk_jih, May 17, 2005.

  1. uk_jih

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    A daft question maybe, but I notice that my Kef PSW2000 is just larger than the old record player that I still use on a rare basis.

    Can I sit the record player on top of the sub?

    I would make sure that the sub is off when I want to use the record player.
     
  2. Neil Porter

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    Yes, you can. :thumbsup:

    Your only problem comes if there is vibration in the housing and the record player vibrates. Theres something wrong with the sub though if this happens.

    I have a picture frame on my Rel and it's never moved or made a noise. The sub is also a useful shelf for birthday and Christmas cards!

    On the other hand, it'll be a pity to have the sub switched off when you listen to records but if you've run out of space....
     
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    NO NO NO NO NO!!!

    Extremely bad idea! Even if you make sure the sub is off, it is still a poor place to put a turntable as it will not isolate it from footfalls etc. properly

    Get a proper turntable/hifi stand or a wall shelf for it!
     
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    As above, you can put pretty much anything onto a sub without too much trouble unless it's very poorly designed - you can always put a big slab of stone directly on top of it.

    However the way that turntables work mean that even the slightest transmitted vibration will cause you all sorts of trouble so it is absolutely a bad idea to put a turntable onto anything but the most solid and stable surface that you can find. :)
     
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    ...and if you play loud with a poorly isolated turntable design you could enter the realms of bass feedback.

    Dave
     

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