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    Default What do you use Under your tower speakers?

    I was looking around thinking about maybe getting some granite or just keep it simple and get some maple to place my speakers on.
    Anybody else do this? Did you get noticeable results?
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    Spikes.

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    I have 3-1/4" thick maple laminated blocks spiked to a concrete floor and SDA 2B's spiked to the maple blocks. I tried similar sized but heavier 2" thick blue stone spiked in the same manner but I prefered the maple.

    YMMV

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    Quote Originally Posted by MillerLiteScott View Post
    I have 3-1/4" thick maple laminated blocks spiked to a concrete floor and SDA 2B's spiked to the maple blocks. I tried similar sized but heavier 2" thick blue stone spiked in the same manner but I prefered the maple.

    YMMV

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    Been thinking about doing something similar to this with the maple. How much difference did you get? What spikes are you using if you don't mind me asking?
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    I like spikes for my carpet but Ive heard people using dimes under there spikes for hardwood floors . I could never imagine putting big chunks of wood under my speakers

    Putting wood under speakers is like putting a baggy sweatshirt on a chick with a huge rack

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    Quote Originally Posted by polkfarmboy View Post
    Putting wood under speakers is like putting a baggy sweatshirt on a chick with a huge rack
    You mean like this?




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    spikes...my house has a crawl space, Im wondering if wood blocks would isolate them a bit more?
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    Here you go Bro, the best brass spikes out there, plus if you have hardwood floors Grant also has brass pads to place under the spikes to protect the floor. It's all in this link;

    https://myesound.com/Points_n_pads.html

    Several people here use them as well as me with great results.

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    Spikes.
    I don't read the newsssspaperssss because dey aaaallllllllll...... have ugly print.

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    Mye spikes and pads 'neath my 1C's (hardwood floors)
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    Quote Originally Posted by george daniel View Post
    Mye spikes and pads 'neath my 1C's (hardwood floors)
    George, I've heard that the pads under the spikes take a little off the tightness of the bass. Have you done an A/B with and without the pads?

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    Spikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hearingimpared View Post
    Here you go Bro, the best brass spikes out there, plus if you have hardwood floors Grant also has brass pads to place under the spikes to protect the floor. It's all in this link;

    https://myesound.com/Points_n_pads.html

    Several people here use them as well as me with great results.
    Thanks for the link!!!:)
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    A slab of diamond! In a pinch, ruby might work. I learned this from playing Mortal Kombat.

    Maple sounds like fun but I wonder how the direction of the grain affects resonance.

    You can't go wrong with spikes!

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    Live chickens......

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    18" x 18" clay tiles, with the speakers spiked--before my Carbon 7's arrived...

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveinaz View Post
    18" x 18" clay tiles, with the speakers spiked--before my Carbon 7's arrived...
    why clay?
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    Another vote for myesound points and pads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hearingimpared View Post
    George, I've heard that the pads under the spikes take a little off the tightness of the bass. Have you done an A/B with and without the pads?
    hmmm, no, but I'll try it and report back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by george daniel View Post
    hmmm, no, but I'll try it and report back.
    Ah, don't bother Bro, it sounds like a lot of trouble to answer a silly question.;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hearingimpared View Post
    Ah, don't bother Bro, it sounds like a lot of trouble to answer a silly question.;)
    he,he,, my wife is comfortably unemployed,, and she has better ears than me,, and you guys seem to listen to her more than me:),, so I'll let her listen,,seriously,, she has an excellent ear.
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    Spikes should improve low end and imaging.
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    ant thoughts on points vs points and pads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by george daniel View Post
    he,he,, my wife is comfortably unemployed,, and she has better ears than me,, and you guys seem to listen to her more than me:),, so I'll let her listen,,seriously,, she has an excellent ear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TouchOfEvil View Post
    why clay?
    Clay, porcelian, doesn't matter.

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