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post #271 of 280 Old 06-21-2016, 02:04 AM
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Well, here's a different take.

The soundpath feets doesn't remove rattling or erratic vibrations, not even reduce them. But on my SB2000s, what it did was STOP them from jumping around when it plays anything below 30hz.

The stock feets on the SB2000 was causing them to bounce quite a bit, which to me was very annoying. Having 2 of them made it a chore. Yes, I have tried styrofoam with rubber feets stuck onto them, doesn't work. Yes, I've played a piece of black rubber mat under them, they still bounce around like toddlers.

My flooring is tile, so I understand the problem lies with my floor. But since the "cheap" styrofoam and rubber mats didn't work, I resulted to using the soundpath feets. No more bouncing, no more out of place subs after every movie.

You guys can argue about all the science, but in my case it stopped the ONE annoying thing in my room; bouncing subs.
The isolation feet have flexibility and cushion to them. Kind of like little rubber shock absorbers. They are nothing like hard, solid rubber feet, such as the ones that came on my RBH subs or many other subs.

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Well, here's a different take.

The soundpath feets doesn't remove rattling or erratic vibrations, not even reduce them. But on my SB2000s, what it did was STOP them from jumping around when it plays anything below 30hz.

The stock feets on the SB2000 was causing them to bounce quite a bit, which to me was very annoying. Having 2 of them made it a chore. Yes, I have tried styrofoam with rubber feets stuck onto them, doesn't work. Yes, I've played a piece of black rubber mat under them, they still bounce around like toddlers.

My flooring is tile, so I understand the problem lies with my floor. But since the "cheap" styrofoam and rubber mats didn't work, I resulted to using the soundpath feets. No more bouncing, no more out of place subs after every movie.

You guys can argue about all the science, but in my case it stopped the ONE annoying thing in my room; bouncing subs.

See---defective sub ;-).
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The isolation feet have flexibility and cushion to them. Kind of like little rubber shock absorbers. They are nothing like hard, solid rubber feet, such as the ones that came on my RBH subs or many other subs.
The stock feets are made of rubber as well. They're just too shallow.


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See---defective sub ;-).
Sure, defective.

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Anyway, I went to 3 hardware stores and searched online yesterday. The best I could come up with was 4 panhead screws (could not find ANY metric carriage bolts, which would be smoother) and 4 1/4" thick x 1 1/2", very stiff felt stick-ons. I will dig up some mono recordings and compare. Wish my Rotel had a balance control. If I don't hear a difference, I'll go with the felt. It slides easier.
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WOW.

Unreal this thread. I find it so odd that people claiming to be scientist resist experimentation so much . Makes me think of my own biases and how they elude myself...

Well. At this point I am pretty sure the Soundpath works to remove vibrations, without personally having tried them. I have a SB-1000 and a SB-2000. The latter really vibrates when movies go off with explosions when close to reference levels. To assert that most vibrations come from sound energy through the air is not having measured the movements of the sb-2000 or a more powerful sub that does not have dual, opposing woofers.

I also find it odd that people cant see a difference in frequency response when testing/measuring close to reference. The vibrations/trattles MAKE SOUNDS, and they ARE NOT SUBTLE. How is it they dont appear in your FR charts?? Are you looking for difference in the actual output of the sub or are you looking for differences in the whole spectrum?

On a side but related note, keep in mind that a few pages after "2+2", things tend to get less precise. It's more about approximation. WOW.
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FWIW Sound and Vision likes these. (Do not know if same as original version.)

http://www.soundandvision.com/conten...Dgqk4DmBlEC.97
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FWIW Sound and Vision likes these. (Do not know if same as original version.)

http://www.soundandvision.com/conten...Dgqk4DmBlEC.97
Nah, can't be. I'm sure it was all in their head and they just imagined it. These do absolutely nothing. I know this because a few people who have never used them said they do nothing.

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http://www.soundandvision.com/conten...Dgqk4DmBlEC.97
If you're going to claim that a device totally defies the laws of physics then you need to publish peer reviewable data. Does the term 'cold fusion' ring a bell? How about 'perpetual motion'?
Not that these wouldn't absorb some bounce of the cab at high levels, but so will any number of products, at no more than 1/5 the cost.

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Apologies in advance for 3 month old thread resurrection.

I just bought two 4 feet sets of these. I have two subs: Polk Audio PSW505 & Martin Logan Dynamo 700 that are in the same room and on hardwood. I have the Dynamo set up as downfiring and the Polk is fixed with frontfiring. The Dynamo is used for 2.1 music/stereo listening and generally is fairly vibration free. I have not added the SVS pads to this sub yet.

The Polk is a different story. It is used for 5.1 movie/TV watching. Although big and somewhat 'weighty' it sits on very small plastic feet. During heavy low-end audio sequences it can vibrate itself out of position. If anything sits on top of the sub it can slide right off. So I figured this was a good candidate to try the isolation pads while lamenting the thoughts of purchasing a replacement sub.

Unbeknownst to me prior to buying the Soundpath feet, the PSW505's small feet are NAILED into the cabinet, not screwed. What to do? The SVS feet are designed to be screwed in. Fortunately I discovered the stock feet c/w attached nail can slide through the screw hole of the isolation pads and be held snugly by the elastomer pad. So the pads are now held to the bottom of the sub cabinet by its original feet. Only real issue is since there is now less nail buried into the wood if the subwoofer is lifted vertically one of the feet can drop out. However, once the Polk was placed back into floor space position there has been virtually zero vibration happening. So for that alone I'm happy with the result. Expensive for what it is but they look better than most hardware store options I've seen.

The WAF has gone up, too which is always a good thing in this hobby/way of life.
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