Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Philly area, PA
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There is a 98% chance this is a dumb idea and/or a waste of time/$ but hear goes….. I live in a small town-home w/a neighbor attached on one side. The townhome exterior is concrete block all around with 2x10 floor joists resting on cut-outs in the concrete block. During a renovation, we studded out 2x4 walls in front of the concrete block by about an inch (originally the drywall was attached to furring strips, furring strips to the block). We did this so we could add insulation and AC ducts. The walls/ceiling are double 5/8ths with Green Glue. The floors are untreated/standard – didn’t want to pull up the hardwood floors + the “main-theater” will be in the basement.
In our living-room we will have a set of Paradigm MilleniaOne’s and I am looking to get “budget” subwoofer – either an SVS SB-12 or (just found out about Power Sound this morning) a Power Sound XS15.
So, my subwoofer question: I want to minimize the amount of vibration that makes it to the floor from the sub since that will short out my double 5/8ths w/GG. Is it worth the $100 - $150 to buy a solid steel plate (12inch x 12inch, bigger if I get the XS15) to put the sub on?
Chances are this is a very dumb idea considering I didn’t see any other posts suggesting a similar idea nor do I see “Don’t forget to add your heavy steel plate to your subwoofer order” on manufacturer’s websites haha.
If it even matters: 2-inch thick 12x12 plate is about 82 lbs, 3-inch thick is about 122lbs…
Aesthetics don’t matter as it won’t be in view.
If you can contain your laughter, please just respond with "No" or "Not a good idea"...or on the 2% chance this idea is half good, please share your thoughts