Hockey Pucks!

Getting sticker shock on the price of subwoofer risers, I ended up buying a dozen hockey pucks for $18. Need ti get it up off carpet and should work fine.
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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,525
    Don Rickles approved !
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  • FTGVFTGV Posts: 3,587
    edited September 24
    deronb1 wrote: »
    , I ended up buying a dozen hockey pucks for $18.
    Were they made in Canada or the Czech Republic ? There are some subtle sonic differences between them.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,220
    edited September 25
    Russian hockey pucks tend to be the preferred combination of density and polymer blend, particularly at the sub-atomic level, where micro-acoustic properties come into play. The ones found at Chernobyl tend to put off unwanted sonic artifacts however, such as increased background noise.
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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,525
    If you buy 77 US hockey pucks you can take them to Canada and trade them for 100 Canadian hockey pucks due to the exchange rate.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,021
    edited September 25
    ahem -- in our abode, of course, vintage pucks are de rigueur.

    B)

    In seriousness, I am a big fan.

    These are good, too, for the $ and FWIW. Available in various sizes and thicknesses.
    If one is feeling a tad insecure vis-a-vis one's audiophile cred, they're also available with slightly different cosmetics as audio products at a much higher price. :|

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    I know folks with turntables more valuable than my car (actually, probably more valuable than all of our cars put together) that use 'em as opposed to the name brand

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    In my more febrile moments :# I wonder whether Rockler's Bench Cookies have any application in hifi...

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  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,295
    I will expound on the hockey puck / subwoofer symbiotic benefits at a later date :)
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,064
    edited September 25
    https://www.thewoodwhisperer.com/articles/bench-cookies-yes-please/
    https://www.rockler.com/search/go?w=bench+cookies&view=grid[/quote]

    I bought some of these and gave some of them to an old friend to use as risers. I didn't buy them for vibration control at all, just for risers.
    They come in "Black" just for the home user. That's the color I bought. They were on sale too. :) B)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,021
    deronb1 wrote: »
    I will expound on the hockey puck / subwoofer symbiotic benefits at a later date :)

    gonna hold you to that commitment...

    :)
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,295
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    deronb1 wrote: »
    I will expound on the hockey puck / subwoofer symbiotic benefits at a later date :)

    gonna hold you to that commitment...

    :)

    Great! Another deadline..... :smile:
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,021
    deronb1 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    deronb1 wrote: »
    I will expound on the hockey puck / subwoofer symbiotic benefits at a later date :)

    gonna hold you to that commitment...

    :)

    Great! Another deadline..... :smile:

    I only do thermodynamics, not kinetics.
    Y'all should know that by now.
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,295
    Well, im gussing the pucks will have almost zero potential energy with a 60 lb sub sitting on them on a slab :wink:
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,525
    In Canada you can buy a sub woofer that looks like the Stanley Cup... OK maybe not...
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,838
    deronb1 wrote: »
    Well, im zero potential energy :wink:
    And there's your new anti energy drink.
    B) B)
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 6,912
    edited September 26
    I am offended by the word puck, though I use one similar frequently. :D
    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,021
    What a puckish thing to say B)

  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 6,912
    edited September 26
    SO, while your setting Canadian or Czech pucks under your gear, are you pucking around for sound? :D
    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,295
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    deronb1 wrote: »
    Well, im zero potential energy :wink:
    And there's your new anti energy drink.
    B) B)

    That might kill me
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,295
    Ok, first of all, the pucks smelled great! Never smelled a freshly minted hockey puck before. Second, got the sub about an inch up off the carpet and tightened things up a bit. Well, that's about it.
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,525
    The scent of hockey pucks being pleasurable or not is relative to the velocity at which it makes contact with your nose.... Talking from experience here....
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    ManCave: Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7004 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub |Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | Marantz SA8004 SACD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | HP Elite Slice PC | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4 Pro

    Patio Polk Atrium 8's |Marantz 2252B |

    Office Bluesound Node2 | Polk SDA SRS 2.3 | Marantz 2385 |

    Bedroom Peactree Nova 125SE | Focal 905's | Bluesound Node | SVS SB2000 Sub

    Garage Yamaha R-N303BL | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP2K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's |
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,838
    The scent of hockey pucks being pleasurable or not is relative to the velocity at which it makes contact with your nose.... Talking from experience here....

    That explains that mug you sport B)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,021
    Resisting the temptation to butcher an Apocalypse Now quotation in service of this thread.

    You hockey pucks, you!

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,838
    Hockey pucks are incredibly useful. I keep a box of them for gunsmithing duties
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,021
    that's a big bore barrel.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,838
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    that's a big bore barrel.

    go big or go home Doc. LOL

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,021
    like a punt gun :|
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,295
    deronb1 wrote: »
    Ok, first of all, the pucks smelled great! Never smelled a freshly minted hockey puck before. Second, got the sub about an inch up off the carpet and tightened things up a bit. Well, that's about it.

    I don’t think I have ever read a more thought provoking and in depth review of anything ever in my lifetime. I found your comment about the aroma emitted by the pucks to be insightful and pertinent to moving the review forward and compelling enough to pull me in and inspire reading even further. Your methodology for raising the subwoofer just one inch was brilliantly thought out.

    You had me hanging on every word as you disclosed your findings of things being “tightened up”... wow!! And not be too much either. Just a bit.... more brilliance!



    I think I need a cigarette and some towelettes....

    Im glad you found it inspiring and an enjoyable read...lol
  • FTGVFTGV Posts: 3,587
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Hockey pucks are incredibly useful. I keep a box of them for gunsmithing duties

    I use the ones I find with Toronto Maple leaf logo's for target practice.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,838
    FTGV wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Hockey pucks are incredibly useful. I keep a box of them for gunsmithing duties

    I use the ones I find with Toronto Maple leaf logo's for target practice.

    I knew there was a reason I liked you!
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,838
    Drill small and different sized holes through them and drive roll and other pins out and capture at the same time.

    Route a V-knotch across to hold small heavy "pipe" like things as well.

    Route 1/2 round in two use them to clamp things in a vice

    A thick heavy durable substrate to pound on and non marring as well.

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