Floor Spikes For Towers

Discussion in 'GENERAL AV Discussions' started by Pogre, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. lovinthehd Audioholic Spartan

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    Bamboo can make for a nice inert speaker cabinet like in the Ascend Sierras....perhaps better than wood, no? https://www.witpress.com/elibrary/wit-transactions-on-the-built-environment/59/18
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    Lignum Vitae sounds latin and like it belongs on a State Seal on the wall. It also sounds expensive.
    As a comparison point, my bamboo slabs come directly from that mecca of HD Sound Peripheral Equipment, IKEA. Some people might ignorantly call them bamboo cutting boards. For roughly $5.00 the enlightened will recognize them as exemplary resonant sound remediation barriers on par with the finest product from Mapleshade.com.

    Of course in the interest of audio science, since you hooted the words Lignum Vitae (I believe its also part of the Harvard school song) you must now go forth and complete your research and deploy a pair. Bring us word of course of your result. I'm sure it will be stunning. I will also want pictures. And as you can see, there are no stilletos in the picture. I kept my feet out of the viewfinder.

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  3. Joe B Junior Audioholic

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    I was all set to follow though with purchasing some Lignum Vitae and laminating a few resonant sound remediation barriers, but I found out that Ascend Audio has purchased all available material. Evidently, they just realized that their bamboo speaker cabinets are made of grass, not wood. Being located in California, I believe they are worried about people smoking their speakers. The liability claims could put them out of business. I'll have to wait on the follow through until I learn how they make out with their new R & D program.
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  4. William Lemmerhirt Audioholic General

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    Mecca of Hd audio peripheral equipment....IKEA!!!! Love it buck.
  5. Bucknekked Audioholic Chief

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    lovinthehd

    Your quoted article is of course one of the fine data points I shall now quote in support of my bamboo resonant insulators deployed underneath my Salks. To quote a snippet "The sound absorption coefficient of the bamboo fibreboard and the resonance-type bamboo fibreboard was found to be superior, especially in the high frequency range. Consequently, fundamental design criteria have been confirmed using the newly developed bamboo fiber material for sound absorption"

    Of course I knew this when I deployed my IKEA cutting, er, bamboo resonance insulators.
    I want to thank you for the timely research. I shall continue to deploy cutting edge research as IKEA completes their product designs.
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  6. Darenwh Audioholic Intern

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    Who would have thought your speakers would end up on the Cutting Board Floor...
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  7. MR.MAGOO Full Audioholic

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    You threw down the gauntlet and I accept the challenge! My local IKEA is walking distance away! :p
  8. Bucknekked Audioholic Chief

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    I also have the big fat banboo cutting board, er sonic dampeing resonance isolater, under my Denon AVR. It keeps the legs of the AVR from falling off the shelf. Vital function. I think it also gives me chocolatey bass. I may have left a Hershey bar on there.

    I am glad audio enthusiasts are embracing leading edge solutions.
  9. Verdinut Full Audioholic

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    The sand would definitely stabilize them. I don't think filling the stands would make them that heavy.
  10. Verdinut Full Audioholic

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    IMO, you don't need spikes on a concrete floor. That is different than when the speaker cabinets are standing on a wooden floor.
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  11. MR.MAGOO Full Audioholic

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    Sunday at the IKEA maze! Had to get the bigger model due to size of spiked plate.

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  12. Mikado463 Audioholic

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    Ideally mix 50/50 sand and lead shot, good weight stability. if that still doesn't allow your spikes to couple with the floor below the carpet get longer spikes !
  13. lovinthehd Audioholic Spartan

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    Why would it matter if the spikes reach the floor or not?
  14. Mikado463 Audioholic

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    rock solid coupling of the speaker enclosure.
  15. lovinthehd Audioholic Spartan

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    Why would that matter?
  16. Verdinut Full Audioholic

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    A solid coupling between the enclosure and the floor is exactly what we are trying to reduce with the spikes.
  17. lovinthehd Audioholic Spartan

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    Reduce the coupling between speaker and floor? You're just trying to keep the speaker from moving, not necessarily solid contact with the floor below the carpet.
  18. Verdinut Full Audioholic

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    It all depends on what we mean by coupling. If it means coupling the enclosure to the floor, then all the enclosure vibrations are transmitted to the floor. By using spikes, we actually want to reduce the coupling area between the enclosure and the floor. Right?
  19. lovinthehd Audioholic Spartan

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    As long as it is stable...doesn't need to even be a spike necessarily, could be rubber feet....couldn't it?
  20. Mikado463 Audioholic

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    OK, here's my take .........

    you've got your speakers on what appears to be some kind of flimsy light weight stands. By filling them with the sand / shot mix you have added weight and vibrational absorption. My thoughts with respect to 'coupling' are to keep things as a 'whole'. If ones floors are that bad then perhaps other methods should be employed, but IMO the bass is better for it. Besides if your speakers 'vibrate' that bad they are surely junk to begin with.

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