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    Having wood floors installed and need to replace the carpet spikes on my A7s with something that won't scratch but still look nice.

    Any advice?

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    The purpose of the spikes is simply stability. The spike goes down through the carpet much like you'd drive a footing down to bedrock. Since each leg is adjustable it also allows you to compensate for uneven floors.

    My solution was to simply go to the Home Depot and bought some carriage bolts and some rubber leg tips. Added a bit of silicone caulk in the leg tip to keep them from falling off. Cost about $10.

    If you don't need to adjust the legs, then felt or rubber feet would work fine by themselves.

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    Took one of the carpet spikes to Home Depot and was able to match the thread pattern to 'feet' with a contact layer of a "felt-like" material beneath a white, round piece of plastic topped off with a bolt extension that has the correct thread pattern. The piece is just barely visible when screwed into the speaker feet. They are about $1 per.

    Until I find something better, these will do the job.
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    I'd look at these for the future.Just FYI

    http://herbiesaudiolab.net/spkrfeet.htm

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    Saw those ... very nice. But they looked to be designed to accomodate the carpet spikes which I plan to remove. Don't want to risk them on (the wife's) new wood floors.
    Marantz AV7005
    Marantz MM7055
    Onkyo DX-755 CdP
    Oppo BDP-93
    Technics SL-1301/Shure M97xE
    Polk RTi A7s
    Polk CSi A6
    Polk FXi A6s
    Velodyne VDR10-BV
    Panamax M5100-PM
    Antec VERIS A/V Cooler x 2

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