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Whats your Sub on?

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by Timh, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. Timh

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    I will be receiving my BK Monolith next week and was wondering what I should use to place it on.
    I know it comes with spikes but I have a laminate floor.
    I am contemplating using either Rubber sticky back feet, stick on felt pads or maybe even Blu tack.
    What would be best?

    Thanks
     
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    My subs are only small but I have one rested on Mopads which work very well and are a close relation to the Auralex Gramma platform.

    My other sub is rested on 4 doorstops and is waiting for MattyM to complete his new sub platform which I have high hopes for. :thumbsup: I havn't attached spikes to either of my units as they've been transported regularly and inch long spikes sticking out of the bottom aren't going to make that easy!

    Other options might include the KillVibe in the power buy section or the Superspikes that BK sell. Otherwise all of the options that you've suggested would work but I think it's worth raising the sub up a little from the floor to stop too much dust and things being kicked at it. :)
     
  3. Timh

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    Wow! Very quick reply and very informative.
    Four rubber door stops sounds like a cheap way of raising the sub of the floor.
     
  4. Ian J

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    Especially the bit where he implies that the vacuum cleaner doesn't get much of an airing :rotfl:

    What does the Monolith come with as it may have rubber feet already ?
     
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    The Monolith has 4 x M8 threaded inserts on the bottom which have M8 nylon screws fitted that act like a foot. These screws can be removed to fit the M8 spikes, if you have a laminate floor most people would use say 4 x 2P pieces to sit the spikes on and protect the floor. Due to the size and weight of the Monolith you will need some help to do this. It may be worth considering the Superspikes as these are fully enclosed and are a great looking foot (well I think so). On a laminate floor you could carefully push the Monolith around without the fear of damaging the floor. The spikes are also discounted as you have purchased a sub from us.
     
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    :blush:
     
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    My Xls200DF is spiked into halved squash balls which in turn are silicon sealed around the feet of an inverted marble chopping board. It looks a bit pants but isolates it really well. A proper isolation pad is on the Christmas list but this cost less than a fiver to make.
     
  8. Timh

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    Thanks for the info Dan :)
    I made some feet at work today but I thought the threads were M6 not M8... :(
    Are well back to the drawing board.
     
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    My Tannoy Arena sub is sitting on a laminate wooden floor on its tiny rubber feet. It cetrtainly shakes things a bit at higher volumes. I bet my downstairs neighbour hates me.

    I should be getting a Gramma in the post next week, and hopefully that will sort things out. I'll probably cut it in half, so if anyone has a small sub, and they want a half a gramma, keep an eye on the classifieds.
     
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    My sub is sat on four rubber feet and it is then on a polished granite slab with is on four rubber dampening feet (taken from a set of ...ahhem...spares we had at work ;) ) and that is on a wood laminate floor.
     
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    Mine is on an Auralex Gramma platform. It works very well on my suspended wooden floor boards but I'm not to sure how good they are on laminate flooring.
     
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    Spiked through carpet into a concrete floor. I used very sharp spikes, not the ones which came with the XLS200...PJ :)
     
  13. Timh

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    Maybe I should drill my laminate floor and use spikes into the concrete :eek:
    Not sure if the Wife would approve though :thumbsdow
     
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    My Revel B15a sits on four Auralex MoPADs, i.e. one pack, 25 - 30 US$ in the US, I payed 38€ in PT.....

    Even so, relatively inexpensive, and protects my wooden floor very well, when compared with the original spikes (which I removed, BTW).

    Luis
     
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    My XLS200DF is on the rubber feet it shipped with. These stand on a 1/4 inch thick marble board (an old pastry board courtesy of Messers John Lewis). The marble board is on 5 halved squash balls onto pile carpet, over suspended wooden floors.

    This is a great improvement over feet directly onto carpet/wooden floor, imho.
     
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    my (comparitively pants :D ) sub is on a concrete 1.5" paving slab, which is covered in a dark blue pillow case to blend better. i left the spikes on and it isolates it very well.

    you can see it in my sig :)
     
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    :D

    Spikes into concrete seems to be the exception now, 10 or 15 years ago it seemed to be the "in thing". However laminate flooring wasn't invented back then I presume...PJ :)
     
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    Bk phoned this morning to see which grill I wanted, I opted for the one you cannot see the speaker. I also decided to go for the superspikes, they only charge £19.95 if you have the sub of them :)
    Superspikes
     
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    You should have asked for the George Foreman grill
     
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    That ones a bit to dark :devil:
     
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    This must be a new feature, I think they only offered the open mesh version which looks cool anyway...PJ :)
     
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    I think the XLS200 only has the option of the open mesh whilst the Monolith has either. I still think that the more open mesh is the way forwards, just allowing the outline of the driver to be visible. :devil:
     
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    Ah yes, sorry, forgot we were talking about the Monolith. :suicide:

    Drool.

    As an aside, I wonder if the Monolith classifies as a subwoofer? I suppose it needs testing in a playground first. :devil:

    ...PJ :)
     
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    All mine are now on Grammas
     
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    Here's a superspike.
     

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    As an alternative to the Gramma you can get some Auralex Platfoam to place directly under the sub. I'm going to try it with my B&W ASW850 and Servo 15 because single Grammas aren't stable enough, while two for each sub takes up too much floor space.
     
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    Have you thought about just getting some Mopads Henry? They're made out of the same stuff and using some in each corner may work out cheaper. :)
     
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    Already tried it. I think the Platfoam will provide better support. We'll see!

    The Platfoam is also much cheaper - three 2" x 4" x 4 ft pieces (which I'll cut down) comes to £36 delivered. Two packs of Mopads cost £80!
     
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    :eek:
    I didn't know that the Platfoam was so cheap! Mopads definitely aren't the right choice for subs with platfoam being given away in comparison. Unless you wan the flashy Auralex badge at the front. :)S
     

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