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Old 27th August 2007, 01:33 AM   #1
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Only found one thread specifically on this (Feet or no feet?), was hoping for some more thoughts.

Building a box a touch over 80L, and it will be sitting on a tiled floor. What do people do about feet in this situation? The tiles never seem to be perfectly flat (wouldn't that be a dream?), so I wanted something I could adjust so it didn't rock, but I also need something with a soft base so it doesn't vibrate.

My only idea so far is an adjustable foot of some kind (can rig something up myself) and put a piece of cloth or sheet rubber on the base to keep it quiet (i think the rubber is best).

What have others done?
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Old 27th August 2007, 05:41 AM   #2
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These are more or less standard among Swedish hifi nerds...

Apart from reducing hte amount of vibration transferred to the floor, they should also help you with the unevenness of the floor (even if they are not adjustable).

http://www.sonicdesign.se/sdfeet.html
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And then put alot of weight on top of the box so it doesn't dance all over the room.
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Old 27th August 2007, 03:13 PM   #4
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The uneveness is easy to solve, use 3 feet. A tripod never wobbles.
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Only in a perfect world does a four legged table not long to become a three legged one.
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Old 27th August 2007, 05:38 PM   #6
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Only in a perfect world does a four legged table not long to become a three legged one.



Well, it depends on the rigidity of the table. If it is a little flexible, it can stand with all four feet on the floor. Just as a car can*.

*Ok, ok, cars don't have feet, but neither have tables .
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Old 27th August 2007, 11:27 PM   #7
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Ok ok, so something rubber with some give to even it out, sounds good.

Hopefully the box is heavy enough that it wont jump around I guess it's a try-and-see thing though.

As for what I'll actually do about feet, I'll look at that approach using my own method I think, I only need around 2mm of play for the purpose of it sitting flat on the tiles I'd say. I'll post the success of my trials (I also needed to work something out for my floor standers which currently sit on a sheet of rubber!).
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