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sub spikes?

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by hamtaro, May 3, 2003.

  1. hamtaro

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    im waiting delivery of a vx 10[thanks eric]and now have noticed that i don,t have the lead to connect it! what do i need to buy,and how much should ibe paying. lastly will i be able to put spikes under the sub, or would 2 sqaush balls cut into half help?
     
  2. Ian J

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    You can buy an Ixos 3 mtr sub lead from hifibitz for £10 or a Profigold one from Eric at about the same price. Spikes are not recommended for subs and the rubber feet on the sub should be sufficient.
     
  3. hamtaro

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    thanks,.......out of curiosity,why are spikes not recommended?
     
  4. Ian J

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    Spikes are a hard coupling of the sub to the ground and even though the point of the spike is narrow it will still transmit vibrations. The best way to decouple a subwoofer is via rubber feet.
     
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    I use a Rel Storm with spikes with a concrete slab- it sounds much better with the slab.

    Floor is wooden, 1st floor (room below my room)
     
  6. bob1

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    There are no rubber feet with the vx10 just rubber pads,not really suitable for a carpet.
     
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    i have carpet, ....so i use what?
     
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    I used the rubber pads but when i get chance i'll put some large rubber feet on.
     

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