I have a newly acquired pair of SDA SRS 2. Love them. I've read about the bass brace, and of course spikes. They will go on carpet. So, brace and spike? Or just one or the other?
If bass brace, I have a unique opportunity I wanted to run by you. I'm building out my home theater in a currently unfinished basement room, and these will be the front L&R. The room will be roughly 16' wide, 40' long. They will go in the center of the 16' wall. This wall is a poured concreted wall full height of 9 feet to the ceiling. It has already been framed with a 2x4 stud wall, 2 inches off the concrete wall. The stud wall does not touch the concrete wall. I will sheetrock the stud wall soon.
So I would have two options for the bass brace. 1) connect the brace to the stud wall. Or 2) take advantage of the concrete wall that is just 2 inches farther back, connecting the brace through a hole in the sheetrock, directly to the concrete wall.
I imagine there is some "activation" of the stud wall with the brace connected to it. Is this intended? Or is the brace intended to connect to the most solid structure nearby, and that is just usually a stud wall? The fact that I am able to get much more solid than the stud wall, just 2 inches farther back.... Or am I missing the point of the bass brace? By not coupling it to a semi "active and moving" stud wall am I missing out on something? Does the stud wall play a part in actually creating and/or radiating lower frequency sound waves, or is the sole purpose just to immobilize the speaker as best as possible?
Thanks for any help.