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The minimum required before isolation

Discussion in 'audio' started by Tim F, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. gints

    gints pfm Member

    I would do spikes between speakers and granite, polipods between granite and floor. In that way speakers will not be woobly.
  2. gints

    gints pfm Member

    Polipods work great for washing machine.
  3. hski

    hski pfm Member

    I was ettin orroble bass boom from my speakers on stands wit spikes directly into floorboards on top of carpets. I put te spikes on ssteel soes wic improved te sound ten i used taret audio spike pucks wic made a startlin difference to te SQ. Te bass boom ad one and SQ was simply oozin from te speakers wit a muc improved soundstae and musical performance. Tey cost me 24 dollars from canada a few weeks ao. A brilliant but ceap uprad like a box uprade in itself. Its not about ow muc you spend its wat you do and ow you do it. Researc your problem first ten follow te ceapest diy route you can, tats my way and te best way.
  4. Rob998

    Rob998 Scimmia Nordoccidentale

    Wow, PFM in pidgin. I like it.
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  5. hski

    hski pfm Member

    Its true te vibration of te speakers and stands transmit to te floor and te floor trembles vibrates and causes ue resonance in te sound. avin used new tarfet udio spike elastomer soes te vast majority of te vibration and bass boom disappeared and was replaced wit a ue improvement in SQ. Tis only works if you ave your system i fi properly set up on ood racks and platforms.
  6. JimmyB

    JimmyB pfm Member

    So due to being about to lay a new floor, I'll be doing the following (in whatever order makes sense):

    1) screwing all floorboards down with two 40mm screws at each intersection with a joist.
    2) where loudspeakers will be placed, floorboards cut out and replaced with 18mm ply (it's really to create a temp hatch to insulate the floor from below and just so happens I need two hatches).
    3) rubber pads placed under the end of each of these hatch boards to isolate them (It's actually to match the thickness of the original floorboards).
    4) adding 12mm 7 layer plywood across the whole floor, screwed down to the floorboards
    5) layer of engineered flooring.
    6) mounting the turntable on a wall shelf.

    Job done, should be no feedback loop or sound-board effect from the floor. Nothing fancy needed except a wife who wants a new floor fitted and has been told that insulating underneath will make a big difference to comfort in winter. Oh, and lots of screws.

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