I have a beast of a sub on the third floor of my townhome. On the advice of some members here, I ordered an Auralex Subdude from Sweetwater.com.
I have never gotten more bang (slam) for the buck than what I got from the Subdude. Freakin' amazing improvement in sound. Areas in an upstairs loft no longer resonate. My wet bar no longer rattles. My cat stopped pissing the carpet during action movies. Music is much better too. I actually can differentiate between a kick drum and the bass line now. I can't rave enough about the improvement.
These things are an amazing improvement for ANYONE who has a sub on a plywood/carpet floor. You will not find another way to blow $50 that provides as much improvement as the Subdude.
And my sub fires down onto a base plate and it still worked good.
Areas in an upstairs loft no longer resonate. My wet bar no longer rattles. My cat stopped pissing the carpet during action movies.
Well, wheres the fun in that?
Yes, but this Auralex is MUCH better. It really dampens the vibrations transferred to a weak or resonant floor.
I agree with the title, the Subdude/Gramma is a must have especially if you have wood floors.
Before I purchased one I contacted Auralex to find out if they could make custom sizes, their answer.....NO!
It needs to be about 4in longer and wider to fully support my PB12-ultra/2.
It's just cosmetics. One model has garish writing and labelling, and the other is toned down for best WAF. I have the Gramma, and I sort of wished I bought the Subdude just because it does look kind of cheesy.
I use two under my Servo-15.
You asked about Pergo floors. I would think the determining factor would be what is under the Pergo. If it is a concrete sub floor, then perhaps it won't make a huge difference. If it is a wooden subfloor with standard wooden framing covered by a plywood sub floor, it should do quite a lot for you. If you experience rattles and buzzing in different parts of your room, or have loud resonance issues in adjacent rooms, the Subdude will help.
Well well, it seems you took my advice from your earlier thread and got the subdude. Glad you like it, do I get that week in Nag's Head for this or do I still have to fix your shoulder?
I used to have 2 polk PSW-350 subwoofers, I stacked them on top of each other and put a slightly inflated 12" bicycle inner tube under the bottom, after reading about it on this forum. I haven't tried that with my new 20-39 PC+ SVS.
Will this have the same effect as a subdude in decoupling the sub from the floor? The one thing I am concerned about is that since the sub is downward firing, it may tend to bounce on the inner tube, and may make the sound even worse. What do you guys think?
Oh, I know some would say just spend the $50 to try it, but the dimensions of the subdude will not work for me. If it had a 16" square foot print on the floor, I'd get it, but space is a premium for me and I don't want that big of a platform. Can it be cut down, or any suggestions on how to make my own?
As far as the shoulder, I am going to have BOTH done on March 8th, by Carlos Guanche. He did my son's hip, and so far, so good. I will PM you a link to the house in Nags Head.
First my sub fires down onto a base plate and I have had no ill affects whatsoever.
I am not sure if it is "foam" but it is certainly some sort of material other then standard carpet on wood.
The main site for the subdue, but if you do a search on it, you can find alot of info on it
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