After way too much web browsing various hifi site recently, I rushed to Argos to buy a three, yes three, granite chopping boards. You see I am unlucky enough to have a suspended floor, not concrete, and foolish enough to cover it in laminate flooring. I've read much about how mounting the speakers on afore mentioned granite chopping blocks will reduce bass boom. Well, I fitted the spikes to the feet and plopped them on the granite boards, not really expecting anything to happen. But it has. It's got rid of the bass boom. And it seems to have got rid of all the bass too. Loads of detail and treble, not sure if there;s more, or just less bass. Also, I used the 3rd board with 3 halves of squash balls to make a cheap isolation platform. Before, walking by the turntable would have the cones on an excursion to Great Yarmouth. It was most distressing. But with new diy platform, you can jump on the flor and barely a twitch! Fantastic! So, anyway, back to the bass. I'm shallow and like my bass, but want it to be tight so it can be followed rather than a bassy cloud covering everything up. Any thoughts or suggestions as to whether the chopping board thing is a silly idea and has screwed it it all up, or it's a shock after the overly boomy bass previously? Or something?
Sun, 2007-09-30 19:52#1
Granite chopping boards