isolating speakers and sub

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  1. addo106

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    hi i am going to combine to ikea oppli's together. with one of the spare tops could i cut it and make it into a base to put my sub and stand mounted speakers on. this is just a thought as the wood is pretty substantial. i dont want to cut it up and then find that it sounds awful though. any ideas,

    also the stands are atacama nexus 6 what should i fill them with? sand?
     
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    Hi, not sure about using the wood to isolate the sub or speakers but I use this inside my Atacama Nexus 6 stands. :thumbsup:
     
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    The Oppli is:

    "Basematerial: Particleboard, Birch veneer, Clear acrylic lacquer
    Top panel: Particleboard, Fibreboard, Birch veneer, Clear acrylic lacquer"

    so I wouldn't use it to isolate anything... ...but you try it if you want to of course. I've tried various isolation devices for speakers, and currently have a granite slab for my subwoofer - though I'll get a 35mm or 42mm maple block shortly to 'warm it up a bit' - and when I get my new standmounts I'll use maple block/uPVC tubing filled with calcium substrate for the FL & FR speakers.

    Cheers,
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    interesting, does the granite make it sound a bit lifeless then? I can't visualise the thing with the beech and tubing and stuff? I assume you've seen someone do it before, got any pics?

    Think I could use a big butchers block type chopping board?
     
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    thanks guys. i think i will just get some slabs and look around for a cheap option to fill them.
     
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    Hi Jammyb. No, not lifeless, just leaves you 'expecting more'... ...the maple I use is cut and moulded in Sweden (a mate knows someone there, who knows someone in their kitchen furniture industry...) They use it for worktops, and it's 42mm thick and heavy-duty. Picture top and bottom stained 'shelves' sandwiching 110mm diameter black uPVC pipe (with an allthread pipe inside, bolting the maple 'shelves' together.) Add spikes or similar and place speakers on the finished stand... When I've built them I'll take some pictures!

    Paul. :thumbsup:
     

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