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And now...?

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RE: A couple of months ago...

Now however things have moved on.

 

 

 

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That worked out nicely John. I was having a nightnare uploading pics via the poxy system used here.

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None taken Wink

Looks really nice.  What about that Tino Best, though, eh?

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RE: A couple of months ago...

It all looks wonderfully musical......have you tried Blu-tac under the speakers (less damaging than those spikes).

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RE: A couple of months ago...

very nice. I do like a set-up with knobs and sticky-outy bits.

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RE: A couple of months ago...

@JD. Shame he didn't get the ton but that was very entertaining stuff.
@Cno. I've used BluTak in the past but of course that would be coupling not de-coupling and I require the latter.
@PP.Ta.

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@JD. Shame he didn't get the ton but that was very entertaining stuff. @Cno. I've used BluTak in the past but of course that would be coupling not de-coupling and I require the latter. @PP.Ta.

I would say that Blu-tac isolates from the stand, rather than couples to it....I've tried both, and in my case, the BT worked just as well as the spikes; but that may not be the same with you.

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Its all down to the individuals tastes and ears you are quite right.

I feel that the reduced contact area provided by the spikes gives better isolation. BluTak is quite rigid under compression and its stickiness has an anchoring effect.

These are of course my opinions and the fact that they are correct should not deter discussion Wink

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The idea of putting spikes anywhere near a nice speaker finish pains me. And is pointless (no (anti-) pun intended).

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Never in my life have i seen speakers sitting on spikes, are you sure you have not got your speaker stands the right way round, me thinks they are upside down. Smile

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RE: A couple of months ago...

I do tend to see things differently to most and as it works...

The stands are the right way up but back to front btw.

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There are two schools of thought. One says that you should couple the speaker to the stand to help drain away un-wanted energy. The other says that the speaker should be de-coupled from the stand.

I suspect that each approach works in different situations ie. You don't want to transmit vibrations into a suspended floor.

Isolation requires either something like the Auralex Gramma, or Sorbathane / blu-tak or Herbie's Fat dots.

It is generally accepted that spikes actually couple the speaker to the stand (which isn't necessarily a bad thing).  Back in 09, when Keith Howard used an accelerometer to measure vibration, he discovered that vibration in the speaker stand was 100 times greater using cones vs rubbery feet.

In case you are interested here is an article;
http://www.audioholics.com/education/loudspeaker-basics/speaker-spikes-a...

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I read that '100 times the vibration' thing too...

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John Duncan wrote:
I read that '100 times the vibration' thing too...

The article wasn't in 09, but July/August 02......Oh well, addled brain and all that!

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