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Old 19th October 2003, 10:52 PM   #11
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Thinking about this a little ...

It's cheap enough to try an arrangement like door-stops and superballs. You could just place the door-stops on the floor with the superballs on top and the sub on top of that. I suggest four of these supports.

Then you can listen and compare the sound to your rounded nut supports.

Whichever sounds better to you after a reasonable trial IS better.

PS: One further advantage of the decoupled rather than coupled approach is that there is a reduction in the transmission of bass throughout your house (and sometimes beyond). This may be important if you have young children or others you don't want to disturb.
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Old 20th October 2003, 12:05 AM   #12
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I'm currently using door-stops bolted to the bottom of the bass speakers and these are supported on 'superballs' (childrens' toys).
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Socks, superballs, just whatever's lying about I suppose. Which reminds me, in your picture you're not wearing socks. I guess we know where they went.
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Old 20th October 2003, 12:39 AM   #13
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Socks, superballs, just whatever's lying about I suppose. Which reminds me, in your picture you're not wearing socks. I guess we know where they went.
Ouch, you really now how to hurt a guy. Good comment about the socks though. "LOL" as we forum-types say. Actually of course I wasn't allowed to wear shoes when standing on the backdrop in the photo studio.

I'll use whatever's lying about as long as it works acoustically and looks ok (or is hidden).

I could get items machined from a suitable rubber material with a round indentation to take a superball and a bolt hole through the middle. These would probably cost 5 each (or so). Or ...
I could use door-stops - they're perfect for the job.

Incidentally, the door-stop/superball combo is worth trying as equipment supports too and BTW, this was not my idea. It was given to me by a friend in the States who originally discovered the support properties of superballs when he was called in to steady an electron microscope that wobbled every time a truck went by the road outside. However, using superballs as supports for up/down firing subs was my idea.
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