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post #451 of 1341 Old 01-25-2009, 09:09 AM
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I'm slowly gathering the materials to build my own subdude for a HSU VTF-2. So far I have the firm packing foam that I got from work and all I need is a piece of MDF. I might go to a car audio shop and see if they can cut me a piece for a small fee. Does home depot sell small sheets of this stuff? As far as the carpet on the board goes, is it purely cosmetic or does it provide some sort of functionality?

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post #452 of 1341 Old 01-25-2009, 12:42 PM
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So glad I found this thread last week. I ordered my Subdude last Monday evening from Sweetwater. It shipped on Tuesday (FREE SHIPPING!!!) and arrived here on Thursday. Have to say I'm (and more importantly, my wife) very impressed. Before using the Subdude, the pictures on the wall right next to the sub would move and we would constantly have to straighten them. You could also here the picture frames vibrating on the wall. Also, our master bath is on the other side of the same wall and the mirrors would also rattle. Now, everything is great! No more rattling or moving picture frames. Bass sounds much better and less boomy. The Subdue is well worth the $50 investment!
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would this benifit me on tile floor on a concrete slab?
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would this benifit me on tile floor on a concrete slab?



I would say yes.
Mine is on a carpeted concrete floor and I notice an improvement.
The bass is less boomy and more isolated.

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I know its not the same, but I am using the dense foam packaging my sub came in. Elevates the sub about an inch off the ground - works pretty darn well.

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MIzzou, what kind of flooring do you have? Moving picture frames is quite alot of movement. also, i have a thread here about place a slab of granite>subdues>sub> weight on top. Improveed my system quite a lot. also, i just read somewhere where some one was talking about suspend a sub half way between the floor and ceiling and get a better SQ. i was thinking about this,... maybe by bring our subs- Up even just a few inchs. might be one of the reasons we get better SQ...
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I saw the SubDude advertised in a random website, and it caught my interest. Then I came to the old good faithful AVS forum to research. This thread convinced me to buy it for my Velodyne SLR and 3 days later here I am... WOW!!! I can't find any better way to put it: IT'S AN ABSOLUTE MUST HAVE!
I just wanted to share my experience like others in this thread. I am not connected in any way to a reseller, so I won't profit from your purchases... Take my advice, do yourself a favor and buy this little thing.
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MIzzou, what kind of flooring do you have? Moving picture frames is quite alot of movement. also, i have a thread here about place a slab of granite>subdues>sub> weight on top. Improveed my system quite a lot. also, i just read somewhere where some one was talking about suspend a sub half way between the floor and ceiling and get a better SQ. i was thinking about this,... maybe by bring our subs- Up even just a few inchs. might be one of the reasons we get better SQ...

Sorry to take so long to respond. Haven't been back to this thread for a while. I have carpet over wood framing (basement below). The sub is sitting in a corner behind a chair about 6" from the wall.
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I was off today and bored so I decided to make one of my own. I went to home depot and had a 2X4 foot piece of MDF cut into two 15X17" sections to match the foot print of my velodyne (figured I would make one for my dad's PSB sub too). I also bought heavy duty interlocking foam pads for a concrete floor to go on top of the MDF.

No matter where I looked I could not find anything I thought would be good for the "feet" so I just used the interlocking foam and cut it into two strips to lift the MDF off the floor. Before using caulking for foam board to stick the MDF and foam together I used some black electrical tape to cover the bare edge of the MDF. Sounds ghetto but it actually looks pretty good.

Does it make a difference? Minimal to my ears. The bottom end seems a tad tighter but I was hoping it would prevent some of the pictures on my wall from rattling so much, it really doesn't do much for that. Oh well, for about $25 in materials to make two, not too big of a loss. Maybe I need to experiment and find something better for the feet. What are people who make their own using? what does the official subdude use?
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Any thoughts on how much of a help this would be on a carpeted floor? I have my subs ( JL Audio FB113 and Monitor Audio FB212 ) on a thick carpeted concrete 1st floor. It seems as though the SubDude is really designed for subs on hard surfaces. Any thoughts? Thanks
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Any thoughts on how much of a help this would be on a carpeted floor? I have my subs ( JL Audio FB113 and Monitor Audio FB212 ) on a thick carpeted concrete 1st floor. It seems as though the SubDude is really designed for subs on hard surfaces. Any thoughts? Thanks

It will help improve SQ, less than other situations but it will make a difference that I'm guessing won't be hard to notice.
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my apologies if this has been answered but what is the difference in the regular and the HD beside the $10 increase
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my apologies if this has been answered but what is the difference in the regular and the HD beside the $10 increase


SubDude HD is covered in a cleanable black velour instead of the standard gray acoustic material. It's just for looks and does not add or take away from the performance. Per Auralex
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MIzzou, I have hardwood floor over-crawl space. Do you have a AVIA calibration disc? It has a bass subsonic tone(or whatever it is called) it goes very low and it can help ID- - house hold items that rattle at low frequency's. it's fun
also, everyone on this thought- use feet between sub and sub-dude or sub directly on sub-dude surface?
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Do these work as well with the down fireing subs too??
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Do these work as well with the down fireing subs too??

yes, probably more effective than with a front firing sub... IMO at least in my room.
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I ordered the Gramma - it came yesterday and I slid it under my a7s-450. However I'm not gonna be using the sub for about two months, does the foam compress at all, or can I leave it under the sub for as long as I want?
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Will these work with ED subs that have the spiked feet?
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Yeah in my case the gramma fit between the spikes, and also you can just screw them out.
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Yeah in my case the gramma fit between the spikes, and also you can just screw them out.

This being a down firing sub wouldn't it sit to low if I took the spikes off?
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I'd get discs to put under the spikes
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Here is mine home made subdude. Hard foam from an arts and craft store "Micheal's." 2.5" high by 7" long. Almost the size of a red brick. Works perfect with tighter bass. Cost $5.
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Here is mine home made subdude. Hard foam from an arts and craft store "Micheal's." 2.5" high by 7" long. Almost the size of a red brick. Works perfect with tighter bass. Cost $5.[/IMG]

Cute, due they come in men's colors?

I kid. In all seriousness though, do those foam bricks come in other colors, or are DIYers limited to green?

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I'm not gonna be using the sub for about two months, does the foam compress at all, or can I leave it under the sub for as long as I want?

Can somebody answer?
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Can somebody answer?

I'm not sure I understand your question.
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Does the foam in the Gramma compress under the weight over time? Will it be any different after I leave it under the sub for two months?
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Does the foam in the Gramma compress under the weight over time? Will it be any different after I leave it under the sub for two months?

It will not compress if you keep the load under the rating. My Servo15 has been sitting on a pair of Subdudes for 2-3 years now without compression.

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Has anyone ever had a sub eventually "vibrate" off the Subdude?

I usually try to center the Subdude underneath my sub (the sub sticks out over the Subdude by about 1/2" on each side). But after about a week of heavy sub usage, I notice that the sub has shifted a noticeable distance, and I have to re-position it again.
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I'd get discs to put under the spikes

I already made some disc for the spikes. I ordered a Gramma so will see how it works.
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