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Old 6th May 2005, 11:26 PM   #1
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Are there advantages to using speaker spikes, and if so, what are they, and secondly can a DIY solution be fixed up?

I was thinking about cutting a couple circles with my router, one 4" in diameter, and one 1" in diameter or so, to make a pseduspike, or is something else recommended?
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Old 7th May 2005, 02:26 AM   #2
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Go to a shop that sells leather items such as belts and jackets for bikers. Extremely large selection of spikes designed for installing in leather items but easily modified for amps, speakers etc.
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Old 7th May 2005, 02:37 AM   #3
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They would have to be some pretty massive spikes to hold up my 100lbs per side design....... :-)

We are talking hard core clothing spikes... ehhe
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Old 7th May 2005, 02:40 AM   #4
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Try a tatoo parlor that does body piercing.

Sorry couldn't resist.
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Spikes are used to decouple vribration between two surfaces that cannot make perfectly flat contact. Normally the speakers are close to perfectly flat, but the floor might not be. This is where you benefit from the spikes. Normally use three per surface.
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Old 8th May 2005, 01:58 PM   #6
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What pattern is used for three spikes? I have always seen 4 spikes on speakers before, would three be less stable?
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Old 8th May 2005, 02:35 PM   #7
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What pattern is used for three spikes? I have always seen 4 spikes on speakers before, would three be less stable?
Two in front, one in back. If you have a four-legged stool and one leg is shorter than the others it will wobble. Not so with a three-legged stool.
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My woofer boxes are on tripod legs with felt pads. They are stable but if there was a brawl in my room they could go over.
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I still have "tip toes", I think it was the best performing spikes. I also use spikes that allow you to screw them on to the speaker if you so desire, these look like feet from the outside but are little strong spikes on the inside.
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