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Ok, I decided to just call Auralex and was told that the Dubdude II would work...as I suspected, all that is necessary is to separate the floor from any points of contact with the sub. I ordered it this morning.


Very good I hope it (Helps) with your issues.

 

It did mine as well as many other members here for sure.

 

 

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I just wanted to report back that I tried the Subdude II and it resolved my subwoofer rattle issue. Also, I know there is a lot of debate on this thread about whether these products affect sound quality, and I am not qualified to contribute to that discussion. However, subjectively, it seems to have resulted in a slightly cleaner audio experience simply due to a reduction in wall vibrations. This actually allowed me to turn the volume higher on the sub.
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I just wanted to report back that I tried the Subdude II and it resolved my subwoofer rattle issue. Also, I know there is a lot of debate on this thread about whether these products affect sound quality, and I am not qualified to contribute to that discussion. However, subjectively, it seems to have resulted in a slightly cleaner audio experience simply due to a reduction in wall vibrations. This actually allowed me to turn the volume higher on the sub.


I'm glad they worked out for you as they have for many of us.

 

I know for sure they made a noticeable difference in my application.

 

I'm sure you are glad now you went ahead and tried them for yourself.

 

One can read all they want to but in the end trying something for one's self is the key to the final answer.

 

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I'm thinking of buying a sealed sub (SVS SB2000) and since it doesn't have a down firing port, would use the feet or not when putting it on a subdude?

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I'm thinking of buying a sealed sub (SVS SB2000) and since it doesn't have a down firing port, would use the feet or not when putting it on a subdude?


You can use them or not sitting it on the Subdude.

 

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Pretty expensive for closed cell foam pads and a bit of MDF..

Use a piece of marble that was free salavged from the scrap heap.

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You can use them or not sitting it on the Subdude.

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That's what I was thinking.

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That's what I was thinking.


Just keep in mind there are Members on here that don't like the products.

 

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Just keep in mind there are Members on here that don't like the products.

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Oh well...I've had one for many years because I have wood floors and live in a town house so I share a wall with neighbors.

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Oh well...I've had one for many years because I have wood floors and live in a town house so I share a wall with neighbors.


I cannot see how it will be a negative for you.

It sure IMO can't hurt your situation at all and I think will help.

 

 

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Oh well...I've had one for many years because I have wood floors and live in a town house so I share a wall with neighbors.
The energy that radiates from a sub is sourced by the movement of the cone, not by the movement of the cabinet panels. If the cabinet panels vibrated sufficiently within the subwoofer frequency pass band to cause even a soft wood floor to vibrate you wouldn't be able to listen to it. The primary value of isolation devices is to their manufacturers and retailers, in how effectively they can separate uninformed buyers from their cash. rolleyes.gif
If you do have a soft floor the acoustic output of the sub can cause it to vibrate, and the sub might then vibrate atop the floor. if rubber feet alone don't prevent that a piece of this cut to size will do the trick:
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&productId=202015909&R=202015909#.UP66YGeYUYc

It also can help with a sub that dances across a hard floor when it's cranked louder than you should probably be running it. wink.gif

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I picked up a Gramma Great this weekend, and I'm very curious to hear the results. I've had problems for a while with rattles so my only real hope here is that I get some of those cleared up. I've got a BIC F12 right now, but the reason for such a big one is sometime this summer I'll be moving up to an HSU VTF-15H.

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I picked up a Gramma Great this weekend, and I'm very curious to hear the results. I've had problems for a while with rattles so my only real hope here is that I get some of those cleared up. I've got a BIC F12 right now, but the reason for such a big one is sometime this summer I'll be moving up to an HSU VTF-15H.


If you have the time and think about it I as well as some other Members will be interested to read what you think.

 

So Post away once you test out your New Auralex Great Gramma.

 

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BTW,

I have 4 of those under my 4-Subs.

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The energy that radiates from a sub is sourced by the movement of the cone, not by the movement of the cabinet panels. If the cabinet panels vibrated sufficiently within the subwoofer frequency pass band to cause even a soft wood floor to vibrate you wouldn't be able to listen to it. The primary value of isolation devices is to their manufacturers and retailers, in how effectively they can separate uninformed buyers from their cash. rolleyes.gif
If you do have a soft floor the acoustic output of the sub can cause it to vibrate, and the sub might then vibrate atop the floor. if rubber feet alone don't prevent that a piece of this cut to size will do the trick:
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&productId=202015909&R=202015909#.UP66YGeYUYc

It also can help with a sub that dances across a hard floor when it's cranked louder than you should probably be running it. wink.gif

Thanks Bill...I will try the sub without the subdude to see if I can tell a difference. I would have a difficult time explaining the laws of physics to my wife but she sleeps well and night knowing the subdude is doing its job! wink.gif

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If you have the time and think about it I as well as some other Members will be interested to read what you think.

So Post away once you test out your New Auralex Great Gramma.

Terry

BTW,
I have 4 of those under my 4-Subs.

Might be a week or two before I've got a impression of the thing, but I will post my feelings on it. I'm not really expecting a improvement in quality to be honest, I would just be happy if it took away some of the resonance issues I have. If the BIC F12 causes my place to rattle, the HSU VTF-15 is liable to cause my room to collapse. smile.gif So hopefully this clears up the problems. Any improvement to sound quality is going to be a plus at this point.

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Might be a week or two before I've got a impression of the thing, but I will post my feelings on it. I'm not really expecting a improvement in quality to be honest, I would just be happy if it took away some of the resonance issues I have. If the BIC F12 causes my place to rattle, the HSU VTF-15 is liable to cause my room to collapse. smile.gif So hopefully this clears up the problems. Any improvement to sound quality is going to be a plus at this point.

In my case my HT is actually over my 2 1/2 car garage.

So it is sitting on a wood floor covered with carpet.

So the Subs. are sitting on the floor as well.

Before the Auralex Pads were added under all the Subs the dishes in the kitchen cabinets would rattle and vibrate.

Along with other things as well ....

Once these Auralex Pads were installed those dishes Stopped for the most part rattling.

Am I saying the Auralex Sound Deading Pads are the absolute answer for everyone, no I am not.

But in my situation they have help resolve some issues to my, (Satisfaction).

 

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Thanks Bill...I will try the sub without the subdude to see if I can tell a difference. I would have a difficult time explaining the laws of physics to my wife but she sleeps well and night knowing the subdude is doing its job! wink.gif
If the Subdud did what your wife would really like it to do it would cart the sub out to the curb just as the trash pickup was passing by. biggrin.gif

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If the Subdud did what your wife would really like it to do it would cart the sub out to the curb just as the trash pickup was passing by. biggrin.gif

Damn, Bill. On the main page, the summary of your post was "If the Subdud did what your wife would really like it to do it would....."

I was getting ready for something juicy. wink.gifsmile.gif
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If the Subdud did what your wife would really like it to do it would cart the sub out to the curb just as the trash pickup was passing by. biggrin.gif

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Well I beleve a lot of opinions are valid so Im going to try this thread since last one pretty much said the subdude product would not help.Im not looking for sub performance upgrade but just the ability to use a sub on second floor of a condo and not get my neighbors below and beside me all upset.Will the subdude product do this for me and are their proven statements that it really keeps subs performance in a condo unit and not all over the building? thanks

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Well I beleve a lot of opinions are valid so Im going to try this thread since last one pretty much said the subdude product would not help.Im not looking for sub performance upgrade but just the ability to use a sub on second floor of a condo and not get my neighbors below and beside me all upset.Will the subdude product do this for me and are their proven statements that it really keeps subs performance in a condo unit and not all over the building? thanks


The means for accomplishing what you desire is well known, and does not involve products like the Subdude. Doing what you want involves far heavier lifting involving a very serious construction project.

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would I benefit from this on a carpet/padding on a concrete slab in my basement?
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would I benefit from this on a carpet/padding on a concrete slab in my basement?

Think about that....what could the possible benefit be?

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Think about that....what could the possible benefit be?

i dont know thats why I am asking
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i dont know thats why I am asking

The benefits reported only come from those with poor wood flooring from what I can gather. Concrete flooring with carpet I can't imagine what the auralex thingy would have any further benefits.....other than perhaps raising your sub a bit (which in the larger scheme of room measurements is meaningless)

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I don't think in your case you would get much if any benefit from it.

 

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Thank you LovintheHD and Terry, that was what i was looking for. Couldn't find stating really anything about concrete....thanks again
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Well I beleve a lot of opinions are valid so Im going to try this thread since last one pretty much said the subdude product would not help.Im not looking for sub performance upgrade but just the ability to use a sub on second floor of a condo and not get my neighbors below and beside me all upset.Will the subdude product do this for me and are their proven statements that it really keeps subs performance in a condo unit and not all over the building? thanks

You can make your own for less than ten bucks at the hardware store, worth a try at that price.
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