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Speaker 'vibrations' interfering with DVD player...

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Dimmy, Dec 31, 2003.

  1. Dimmy

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    I'm not sure which forum to place this thread in, but I'll put it in here for now.

    I was watching T2 yesterday at -00dB on my setup, and - what I'm guessing happenned was that - the volume was so loud that the air being shifted by my front speakers was 'rattling' my DVD player, as the picture went all wierd & flickered. A problem which was solved by turning the volume on my amp down.

    My DVD player is placed on top of my amp on a stand between the centre speaker and left speaker, and there's hardly any space between the two - I'd say around 15cm either side (no room to move either the DVD player or the speaker).

    Basically, I can't move the amp or the DVD player or the speakers, do forum members have any idea how to alleviate this problem? I kind of enjoy listening at reference levels afterall... Would a new equipment rack to the job?

    Thanks for reading

    Dimmy
     
  2. Daneel

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    Add some weight to the DVD player, either on top or within the case?
     
  3. eviljohn2

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    Isolation platform. I've got my amp on top of my sub resting on everyone's favourite of halved squash balls.
     
  4. Dimmy

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    Tried it - put a VCR, Sky box and PS2 on top, didn't help :(.

    Isolation platform seems like a good idea, now where did I put those squash balls...
     
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    Try swapping them over and having the amp sitting on top of the DVD player
     
  6. Dimmy

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    No can do, the amps too 'deep' and the rear-feet are further back than the end of the DVD player, if that makes sense...
     
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    A tight pair of jeans should do it...:p :D
     
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    Dimmy, I had a similar problem with a Laserdisc player.

    Some Foculpods under it with a heavy MDF plate (black lacquered with a thin copper sheet base, the crap I buy sometimes :rolleyes: ) solved it.

    It's the only 'tweak' I can actually confirm working, though in my case the laserdisc player wasn't that near to the speakers.
     
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    My last DVD player used to skip when it was placed close to my subwoofer. I got some Vibrapods from www.hificables.co.uk and that solved the problem completely.
     

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