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    Default LSi15s Carpet spikes on Hardwood floors

    Hey guys,

    I'm moving into a house with hardwood floors and I'm not sure what is the best way to couple the speakers to the floor. Heres what I could come up with, please comment:

    1. Continue using the polk carpet spikes, but also buy eight brass isolation pads to protect the wood floor from the spikes.

    2. Continue using the polk carpet spikes and buy two slate/granite bases.

    3. Remove the carpet spikes and use the rubber feet that came with the lsi15s. I would use washers to adjust the tilt back.
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    option 3 would be the way to would go.

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    As indicated above.
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    If I go with option 3 will the speakers have enough isolation from the floor? The reason I ask is because theres a crawl space under the floors. Will that cause any unwanted resonances?
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    Only you will know what it sounds like on that floor. You have the rubber feet so throw them on. Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbl117 View Post
    3. Remove the carpet spikes and use the rubber feet that came with the lsi15s. I would use washers to adjust the tilt back.
    Don't you just slip the rubber feet over the spikes and turn the spikes to level things out? Maybe the newer Lsi15s are different, I don't know. I have the older ones.
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    option 2 is what they do out here in Japan allot. Looks pretty classy with the right color, however I dont know the benefits of it.
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    Option 1.

    De-couple, use brass footers. You will find less bass energy transferred to the floor, and the result should be cleaner, more articulate bass with better attack and fast(er) decay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbl117
    The reason I ask is because theres a crawl space under the floors. Will that cause any unwanted resonances?
    In my experience, yes. The sub floor sounds as if it is a radiator. This can get quite annoying. Some are worse than others depending on build quality, supports, insulation and thickness of flooring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RuSsMaN View Post
    Option 1.

    De-couple, use brass footers. You will find less bass energy transferred to the floor, and the result should be cleaner, more articulate bass with better attack and fast(er) decay.

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    Thanks russ I said that completely backwards. I want to de-couple the speakers to the floor. On a sidenote, I'm soo excited to get into my own place. Now I can pump up the jams:D Just wait, I'll be asking for a bigger amp in the next few months.:D
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    Quote Originally Posted by RuSsMaN View Post
    Option 1.

    De-couple, use brass footers. You will find less bass energy transferred to the floor, and the result should be cleaner, more articulate bass with better attack and fast(er) decay.

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    can you fill your stands with buckshot?
    you will need something like buckshot or sand to deter the resonance on those hardwood floors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mox View Post
    can you fill your stands with buckshot?
    Wow man, just... wow. I suppose we were all there once.

    I doubt the LSi15's are on stands.

    One more like this mox and I'm giving you a cluepon.

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    you mean you have never heard of filling speaker stands with ball bearings or buckshot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mox View Post
    you mean you have never heard of filling speaker stands with ball bearings or buckshot?
    mox the lsi15s are towers. They have no stands. I could fill my power ports with sand, but then I'd own a $100 subwoofer from ebay...
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    Option 1 first, option 2 second.

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    I wasnt aware you owned 15s. Thats too bad about your situation.

    After listening to music echoing off a wooden floor for a few days, you will feel like you own $100 speakers.

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    How about GRAMMA monitor isolation pads?

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...ser?sku=422640

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    Quote Originally Posted by Music Joe View Post
    How about GRAMMA monitor isolation pads?

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...ser?sku=422640
    Cool idea but way too big for my room. Those suckers are 2 feet long!
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