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Old 16th December 2004, 04:20 AM   #1
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Default Feet or no feet?

Building a set of sealed Shiva subs with my own plans to use with a set of line arrays as stereo subs. Going to go with front firing woofers. What I'm curious about is should I use metal speaker spikes for the bottoms, wooden legs, or nothing at all? Never built a sub before and want to make sure I do it right.

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Old 16th December 2004, 04:22 AM   #2
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Id use some kinda spike foot something that will grip the surface it will sit on. Or youll be finding your sub in difrent areas of the House simular to a washing machine not setup properly : O )
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Old 17th December 2004, 02:41 AM   #3
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If you can and have the means to do so, bolt the sub enclosure to the ground, this is a little impractical but sounds the best, IMHO, just make sure its in the correct position in your room first.
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I would be scared about vibrations in the subwoofer that could be amplified when coupled with the floor... ?

Unless if it's a Isobaric design of course!
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I think you mean push-push, not isobarik (push-pull), unless I am missing something?
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Why would the vibrations be amplified unless you have a bamboo floor

Arent most floors concrete or thick wooden planks?
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Old 17th December 2004, 03:27 AM   #7
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I think you mean push-push, not isobarik (push-pull), unless I am missing something?

Sorry Yes, push-push you are right.
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Use remote controlled motorized casters.
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Use remote controlled motorized casters.
Oh my, i was about to say get mini tank tracks

The smartest system i have ever made was a marbel based subwoofer on a marbel floor,

The subwoofer in question was 150kg and the design asked for no wheels or spikes or anything to distract the lines of the design,

How do you move such a heavy subwoofer without 4 men?

100 air channels milled into the marbel and a high pressure air hose and compressor, the subwoofer glides on a pocket of air and even a child could move it around with a single finger, thats clever
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