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Please help: Spikes on laminate floors

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Coolcat, May 30, 2002.

  1. Coolcat

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    Mission floorstanders and laminate floor: Whats the best for sound quality, spikes straight onto the laminate floor (need to be certain of placing beforehand!) or can spikes go on coins or rubber feet etc. Many thanks
     
  2. smallman28

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    The spikes on coins is the one I have heard mentioned before.
     
  3. alanrob

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    But what coins sound better :D
     
  4. smallman28

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    Five pound ones if you can afford it,dont laugh have tried it myself and found it to be true.
     
  5. alanrob

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    :D :D :D Sorry m8, but I can't stop laughing :D :D :D
     
  6. magking

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    I use superspikes from: http://www.soundcare.no/
    Have them on my B&W DM604s2 fronts and my REL Q400 sub. Works like a charm.
     
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    Most hi-fi shops sell metal discs which are cupped for spikes and have rubber backs so your spikes side in the cups and save your floors - they cost £12-£15 for 8, seems like a lot but they save your floors.
     
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    Or site the speakers, with their regular spikes, on some granite or marble slabs?

    I have wooden floorboards which, as they're very old and rustic anyway, I thought wouldn't look too bad having the spikes jammed in them... to be honest, if I left the speakers well alone it would have been fine but I do tend to move them around a lot when first siting them and so it now looks like a serious case of woodworm.

    At least with old floorboards to simply press on the holes with a spoon, varnish over and they look OK. Must be a nightmare with laminate though.
     
  9. mr_wriggly

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    My mission floorstanders have reversible spikes. sharp one end and domed on t'other. Have you tried screwing them in the other way round? The extra surface area might save your floor...
     
  10. SimonB

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    I've got my Mission floorstanders on patio paving slabs from B&Q. I stuck some of those felt pad things on the bottom of the slabs to stop 'em scratching the floor. I originally got the slabs to reduce bass boom when I lived in a first floor flat. They tightened up the bass no end. Only a couple of quid each.
     
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    any except euros.
     
  12. bertha

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    I didn't use the spikes on my Sony floorstanders...I use blu-tak instead - seems okay to me although I'm sure there are a few guys out there would shudder at the thought;)


    cheers


    berth
     
  13. stranger

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    use blu-tak between my dynaudio 42s and the stands even under vcr etc. works wonders.
     
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    Linn make a product call "Skeets" with are small granite disks which are designed to accept spikes whilst protecting your floor I am unsure of price but think about £35/£40. My mate uses 5p coins which seem fine but if you have heavy speakers coins may still mark over time.
     

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