Anyone use speaker spikes underneath their cabs?

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  1. lightningsmith

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    like in audiophile audio? get some big ones for ya cab and try it out and let us know,i'm sure a club with a nice floor wouldnt be happy lol......anyways my drummer drills screws into the stage floor in clubs so the kick dont move and nobodys said **** yet about it
     
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    What about the Auralex Gramma?
     
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    I'd try something more like the Auralex Gramma pad for isolation. Has the added advantage that it won't leave unsightly holes on the stage (GRIN), or carpet.

    Here's a link: http://www.auralex.com/c_sound_isolation/c_sound_isolation.asp

    Hope this helps, Dana O.
     
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    Actually, if you have carpet, the spikes will probably make it worse because they go through the carpet to the wood floor below.

    That Auralex pad is better - it disconnects the cab from the floor.
     
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    That's what the brass floor plates are for (http://www.music-speakers.com/images/VB8-XS.jpg). Anyways, it's just for my amp at home cause I'm thinking I can crank up some without upsetting the neighbour below.

    Thanks man, will definitely consider that. But I don't know if it's gonna be any different from using floor spikes, which are cheaper.
     
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    I'm not sure that the spikes will reduce the amount of vibration going into the floor. I know I've seen them advertised as such, but this page references a study that found spikes increased the amount of vibration compared to rubber feet. (YMMV, etc.)

    http://www.audioholics.com/educatio...ker-spikes-and-cones-2013-what2019s-the-point

    I'm not an expert on this, so just offering up more food for thought...
     

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