My new M6 spikes...or something

jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 425
Check it out - my new M6-thread speaker 'foot pads'.
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Works perfectly on hardwood floors, but kind of looks like a bloke with skinny legs wearing sandals.

$10 for 8 of them, off Amazon, drop-shipped from China.
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,250
    Looking grippy 👍

    I've been eyeing the isolation feet by svs
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  • krazypolkkrazypolk Posts: 288
    Not very spike-like, but rock them if you like them.
  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 1,173
    jdjohn wrote: »
    Check it out - my new M6-thread speaker 'foot pads'.
    qiprfwxw87xc.jpg
    Works perfectly on hardwood floors,

    $10 for 8 of them, off Amazon, drop-shipped from China.
    think they’ll work on RTi A7s?

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  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 1,967
    I'd rather do conventional spikes with the protective discs, but those can be $$
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,378
    Those padded screw in feet are worthless.
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,250
    What do you think about the system by svs. I have spikes but don't really want to use spikes given the weight of the Utopias at 140 pounds
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,378
    My understanding of the SVS feet is they are meant to isolate the sub from the floor to help limit the amount of structural vibrations. Not unlike the SubDude.

    From SubDude,
    Dramatically reduces structural vibrations through walls, floors & ceilings

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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,378
    My SDA's are at least 160lbs. each and they are spiked. The first thing I did with my SVS sub was add Adona Multi-Element spikes.
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,250
    I think they would make a good spike substitute then plus they offer multiple bolt sizes
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,378
    Spikes couple, those decouple.
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,250
    Hmm, would be curious to see if you could hear the difference
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,878
    VR3 wrote: »
    Hmm, would be curious to see if you could hear the difference

    On speakers? Yes. The idea with coupling is that it allows the energy in the cabinet to transfer to a ground. Decoupling is essentially removing that chain of energy so that the vibrations are absorbed by the cabinet. Its very audible.

    This is also true with components and is why racks and platforms matter so much.
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,718
    DSkip wrote: »
    This is also true with components and is why racks and platforms matter so much.

    Such a can of worms. Everyone seems to have different schools of thought when it comes to coupling/decoupling/isolation/anti vibration. So many different approaches and the prices easily soar into the stratosphere for some of the "high end" racks. It's all a bit overwhelming.
    Got Dayens?
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 1,967
    I had the svs feet on a sub. They did isolate it, too well. Lost a lot of that tactile feel you expect with a sub. Spiked it and sold the feet.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,378
    VR3 wrote: »
    Hmm, would be curious to see if you could hear the difference

    Damn right I can, you should know that by now.
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,135
    edited September 23
    Spikes on speaker stands I get. But spikes on a Audio rack? Unless there’s a turntable, I don’t buy it.
    Not Tom, or Trey, or Jim
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,378
    That's because you are inexperienced.
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,135
    F1nut wrote: »
    That's because you are inexperienced.

    I know. I forgot to add, “Can you enlighten me?”
    Not Tom, or Trey, or Jim
    NAD C352
    Monitor Audio Radius R90’s/Mission Freedom 770 IV
    BJC speaker cables, generic RCA’s, one homemade power cable, because that’s going to do any good with the rest of the generic ones.
    Technics SL3200 turntable and a Shure M97xE phono cartridge
    Velodyne VA-907 subwoofer
    Lafayette LR-1100 acting as a tuner and phono.
    I've always thought the goal of high end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,378
    Spikes transfer vibration away from the item to ground.
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,135
    edited September 23
    F1nut wrote: »
    Spikes transfer vibration away from the item to ground.

    But what vibrations come from amplifiers/pre amps/tuners etc? Is that background hum what you’re trying to fix?
    And please,give me some detail. Some people may like quick easy answers, but I’m not one of them.
    Not Tom, or Trey, or Jim
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    Technics SL3200 turntable and a Shure M97xE phono cartridge
    Velodyne VA-907 subwoofer
    Lafayette LR-1100 acting as a tuner and phono.
    I've always thought the goal of high end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,378
    Sound waves are vibrations, especially bass notes. Some folks isolate their gear from that by placing the gear in a separate room away from the speakers.
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,135
    F1nut wrote: »
    Sound waves are vibrations, especially bass notes. Some folks isolate their gear from that by placing the gear in a separate room away from the speakers.

    This is something I’ve wanted to do, but I don’t have another room. But what does that have to do with floor spikes on stands?
    I’m not saying I wouldn’t ever buy one, or that I think it isn’t true. But I have trouble believing it, because I simply don’t understand it. The way I see it, your coupling the electronics to the floor, which the speakers are coupled to, the speakers vibrate the floor, and then that vibrates the racks... so the way I see it (probably totally wrong), spiking your racks to the floor causes more vibrations to hit your electronics. I’m probably wrong, but I’m struggling to see how this helps. Enlighten me please...
    Not Tom, or Trey, or Jim
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    Monitor Audio Radius R90’s/Mission Freedom 770 IV
    BJC speaker cables, generic RCA’s, one homemade power cable, because that’s going to do any good with the rest of the generic ones.
    Technics SL3200 turntable and a Shure M97xE phono cartridge
    Velodyne VA-907 subwoofer
    Lafayette LR-1100 acting as a tuner and phono.
    I've always thought the goal of high end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • verbverb Posts: 3,328
    Interesting article on the "singing capacitor". The way it is mounted to the PCB, and component chassis, may exacerbate the effect. Thus the desire to isolate (to ground) each component.
    https://product.tdk.com/en/contact/faq/31_singing_capacitors_piezoelectric_effect.pdf
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,135
    verb wrote: »
    Interesting article on the "singing capacitor". The way it is mounted to the PCB, and component chassis, may exacerbate the effect. Thus the desire to isolate (to ground) each component.
    https://product.tdk.com/en/contact/faq/31_singing_capacitors_piezoelectric_effect.pdf

    Thank you. This is what I was looking for.
    Not Tom, or Trey, or Jim
    NAD C352
    Monitor Audio Radius R90’s/Mission Freedom 770 IV
    BJC speaker cables, generic RCA’s, one homemade power cable, because that’s going to do any good with the rest of the generic ones.
    Technics SL3200 turntable and a Shure M97xE phono cartridge
    Velodyne VA-907 subwoofer
    Lafayette LR-1100 acting as a tuner and phono.
    I've always thought the goal of high end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • verbverb Posts: 3,328
    No worries. I always supported the isolation idea, but today I learned about the piezoelectric effect:
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,135
    Very interesting. I see the purpose of it now. Thanks!
    Not Tom, or Trey, or Jim
    NAD C352
    Monitor Audio Radius R90’s/Mission Freedom 770 IV
    BJC speaker cables, generic RCA’s, one homemade power cable, because that’s going to do any good with the rest of the generic ones.
    Technics SL3200 turntable and a Shure M97xE phono cartridge
    Velodyne VA-907 subwoofer
    Lafayette LR-1100 acting as a tuner and phono.
    I've always thought the goal of high end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,250
    Would be curious to compare, the Utopias enclosures varies from 1 to 3 inch thick enclosure walls, bracing and lead plates... Not much vibration leaving anything

    Right now I have them in dollies so... Lol
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  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,540
    F1nut wrote: »
    Sound waves are vibrations, especially bass notes. Some folks isolate their gear from that by placing the gear in a separate room away from the speakers.

    Since we’re talking SQ, any chance of your custom cable riser’s coming to fruition?

    I might be innarested
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,378
    GlennDog wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    Sound waves are vibrations, especially bass notes. Some folks isolate their gear from that by placing the gear in a separate room away from the speakers.

    Since we’re talking SQ, any chance of your custom cable riser’s coming to fruition?

    I might be innarested

    Yeah, it'll happen just not sure when. Thanks for your interest.
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  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 3,746
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    Very interesting. I see the purpose of it now. Thanks!

    I like your open-mindedness.
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