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    Spikes for speakers

    Want to strat to try to get rid of feedback to turn table though my speakers are on concrete floor I can still feel vibration through my feet through the floor so was looking for spikes to but on the bottom of my speakers. I saw some on ebay but they are stupid expensive for what they are.. How bought I make my own out of bolts just grind the tips down a bit??

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    That seems like an economical way to do it. Don't see why it wouldn't work.

    I understand shying away from the cost of buying those nice shiny new cones. The brick and mortar here wanted $22. Each for the base that goes under the cone (you won't need them...concrete floor)....I drilled 50cent pieces that work great!
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    "I drilled 50cent pieces that work great!" love it! I could just put some black paint on the bolts and they would look brand new


    Quote Originally Posted by Fishoz View Post
    That seems like an economical way to do it. Don't see why it wouldn't work.

    I understand shying away from the cost of buying those nice shiny new cones. The brick and mortar here wanted $22. Each for the base that goes under the cone (you won't need them...concrete floor)....I drilled 50cent pieces that work great!
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    I use two plastic crates and drape them with two matching towels in my bedroom. Speaker stands are probably much better than putting marks in the cabinets, especially if you hope to get good money selling them or trading someday.

    I am not fond of spikes. Why would you pound a nail in your foot, so to speak, from the bottom up and expect to walk well, as a metaphor?
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    Ray, putting them on spikes doesn't solve the problem, physically moving the speakers away from the table or dampening the vibrations under the table does. Sound pressure is caused by the vibration of the speaker pushing air out around it and that physical energy makes the vibrations.

    You simply have too much rockin' in one spot. Getting if off the floor is a great idea but again I don't like defacing cabinets and I always fretted when I would see spiked bottoms after the fact.

    But getting them off the floor is a lot easier and cheaper to do without spikes.

    My CD changer has a problem with vibrations but I dampened it with that cellular foamed sheeting I sometimes get in packaging and by other means to prevent it from skipping. Now I have more dirty CD skips than vibration skips

    And I have active crossover Pioneers with a an 8" mid-woofer and a 12" woofer, midrange and tweeter near the stack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roccus View Post
    Want to feel vibration through my feet so was looking for spikes. I saw some on ebay but they are stupid expensive for what they are.. How bought I just grind the tips down a bit??
    Maybe you should try a pair of one of these.
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    I built pallets to bring them up off the floor a bit bit it did not help I did try to set one up on a milk crate but these speakers are to front heavy from the massive woofer magnets they were kind of tippy would not take much for the to fall over foward. They are not the heaviest speakers in the world they come in at about 90 lbs. as far as modifying the cabs I have no problems with that I built these speakers myself 25 years ago with the help of a friend who had a computer program to determine inside cabinet volume size and port length and size determined by woofer specs they went through a couple modes in the early days and I have no plans to ever sell them.

    My CD player does not skip very often but I do plan to also attack the rack and build some sort of isolation platform to put under the TT to dampen it...


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    lol I got 1 of those and that is all I can handle

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    Maybe you should try a pair of one of these.

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