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post #1 of 3 Old 01-05-2012, 03:49 PM - Thread Starter
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Hey guys! I was just curious as to whether or not it's a good idea to get isolations pads to put under my speakers. I want to get a Auralex Gramma to go under the SVS PB12 NSD I will be getting, but should I get some for my Polk CS20 center and Polk TSI300 front left and right speakers? Do they really work or is it just a load of crap? I don't see how they can hurt. I really want to get the clearest, cleanest sounds out of my speakers, so if they will do that I want to buy them. What are some good isolation pads for a center channel, floor standing, and subwoofers if they are worth getting? Thanks

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Hey guys! I was just curious as to whether or not it's a good idea to get isolations pads to put under my speakers.

Isolation pads are useful if the surface the cabs are placed on is very resonant, to the point of causing the cabs to vibrate. They're also useful if the cab is very resonant (which indicates a defective cab, but that's another question). If neither of those conditions apply then they won't do anything. If you need isolation go to Walmart, buy a sleeping pad in the camping section or exercise pad in the sports section, cut it into appropriate size pieces.

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If your center channel is sitting on a wooden entertainment center it might be a good idea to pick up something for it. If your towers are on tile or wood flooring those too could benefit from isolation type padding.
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