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Rubber feet under subwoofer

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by Godfather, Jan 16, 2003.

  1. Godfather

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    Hi all,

    As some of you may know, I'm over the moon with my new Velodyne CHT-15 from Uncle Eric. I had a nice chat with him yesterday and he gave me some useful advice about setting up, etc. He suggested that rubber feet under a subwoofer is better than spikes, even though I feel that my Velo is much more wobbly when it's on rubber feet than when it's sitting directly over my carpet (with thick underlay). I've heard the arguments for spikes (e.g. less movement of the enclosure, less wasted energy, greater efficiency, etc). What's everyone else's opinion - rubber feet, spikes, or directly on carpet? And Eric, what's the reasoning behind your preference for rubber feet?

    Cheers,

    Henry
     
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    I'm not using the rubber feet on my CHT-15, mainly because they fell off as soon as I moved the sub. They were about as sticky as teflon it seems.

    Currently they are propping up the DVD player, although I might look into putting them back under the sub (with the aid of proper adhesive) when I've finished tweaking it's position.
     
  3. Spligsey

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    Get yerself down to Homebase & get a pack (or 2) of rubber doorstops (the one's you screw to the floor).
    I have them placed under everything.
    They have sturdied up my gear twofold.
    I even have my monitors sitting on rubber furniture coasters.
    Yet again, sturdyness is the word!
    A very cheap, cheap upgrade.
    Cost me under £10.

    Spligsey
     
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    I use the rubber feets that came with my CHT-15 and I'm more than happy with it:)

    As long as the rubber feets are placed on an even surface, you shouldn't notive any wobble.
     
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    I've also used the rubber feet that came with my CHT-15
    They do come unstuck quite easily so get it in the right place first and then stick them on
    Thanks again Eric! :)
     
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    i'd use spikes on carpet, rubber feet on a solid flat surface like a wooden floor
     
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    thanks for the advice
     
  8. Godfather

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    Thanks for the replies. Though I'm still looking for the definitive answer (if there is one!).

    I've tried it with and without the rubber feet and I seem to be able to localize the sub more easily without the feet. Could just be my imagination though.
     

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