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Subwoofer...On spikes..or not..

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by jonnyv, Apr 3, 2002.

  1. jonnyv

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    My yamaha subwoofer comes without spikes....Are subs best on spikes ?
     
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    IMO yes.

    Spikes are used to isolate the sub from the ground as much as possible, thus minimising unwanted vibrations which could transmit to the floor and surrounding objects which would vibrate in sympathy which will sound nasty. This unwanted effect will be even worse if you have floorboards rather than a concrete floor.

    Get some spikes for you sub, if you do have wooden floorboards stand it on concrete paving slab as well, as this will help isolate it even more. I know a slab is not very pretty in a living room but you could cover it with some felt or material to make it more attractive!
     
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    I agree with Vader.
    Place the sub(with spikes) on a concrete slab....
    Added additional tightness to my REL Q400e
    Also, add some heavy weights to the top if you can get away with
    it.......Cuts down on cabinet rattle.....
    A few guys from here advised me to try it.........

    Adzman
     
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    Most people I know never try the sub in different locations around the room as they figure it won't make much difference............. A huge mistake
     
  5. Jase

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    Hi

    As the others have already said, get the sub on spikes, put some weight on top of it (this makes a LOT of difference, certainly in my case) marble/granite slabs will do nicely.

    Also try different positions for it. Place the sub at your listening position and then wander round the room and see/hear where the bass is the tightest and fastest yet has low down grunt.

    When you find it, thats where you put the sub (subject to domestic bliss!!;) )

    cheers

    Jase
     
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    Hi

    After reading this thread and others on this forum mentioning putting a slab on top of the sub I would like to try it, can anyone point me to a supplier in the Manchester area England which supply either suitable sizes or cut to size slabs of marble or nice looking smooth concrete slabs?

    I have tried my local B&Q and they only supply outdoor i.e rough slabs which don't look nice (my wife won't have any of that) and they don't stock any marble slabs just full blown fire places.

    Any Ideas?
     
  7. jonnyv

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    If your after marble, why not try your local monumental masons ? You know , the guys who make the headstones.....
     
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    Try Ikea no kidding ! they do a pastry board type thing !!!!!
    Its marble and i think i paid 10 quid a couple of years ago
    Its quite big and looks nice on top of your sub Watch the wife dosnt try to use it as a coffee table
    Oh it does improve the sound aswell
     
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    Thanks for the ideas :)
     

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