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Anyone use speaker spikes underneath their cabs?

joolzriff

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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
 

Dana Olsen

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zoooombiex

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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.
 

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
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.

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.
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.
 

zoooombiex

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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.
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.
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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