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Anyone know of better material to de-couple bookshelf speakers from desktop. I can't use stands because there isn't enough room. I happen to have lots of foam but wasn't sure if there was something better.
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This is all you need, assuming you need anything at all. 'De-coupling' is pretty much a myth, promoted by companies that sell de-coupling products.
http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?partNumber=90059-46478-90059&langId=-1&storeId=10151&productId=3374228&catalogId=10051&cmRelshp=req&rel=nofollow&cId=PDIO1

But if you do have some buzzing between the speakers and desk this stuff will fix it.

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This is all you need, assuming you need anything at all. 'De-coupling' is pretty much a myth, promoted by companies that sell de-coupling products.
http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?partNumber=90059-46478-90059&langId=-1&storeId=10151&productId=3374228&catalogId=10051&cmRelshp=req&rel=nofollow&cId=PDIO1
But if you do have some buzzing between the speakers and desk this stuff will fix it.

Wouldn't shelf liner from the dollar tree work just as well?
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Wouldn't shelf liner from the dollar tree work just as well?
Is it 3/32" thick rubber?

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Something that works really great to put under speakers is the thin rubbery "waffle" material they sell in RV stores to put on shelves to keep things from sliding around.

It comes in a roll and you just cut a piece slightly smaller than the bottom of the speaker with some scissors.

You do NOT want to completely "decouple" the speaker from the desktop; on the contrary.
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Is it 3/32" thick rubber?

Don't really know for sure, but even if it's not, couldn't it could just be doubled or even tripled until it is?
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Curious: Why is a thickness of 3/32" significant when it comes either to "de-coupling" a speaker from a shelf, or to fixing buzzing between a speaker and a shelf?
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Curious: Why is a thickness of 3/32" significant when it comes either to "de-coupling" a speaker from a shelf, or to fixing buzzing between a speaker and a shelf?
The stuff I linked to is 3/32" thick rubber, sufficient to stop a speaker from buzzing atop a shelf. I don't know if shelf liner from the dollar tree is the same stuff.

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The stuff I linked to is 3/32" thick rubber, sufficient to stop a speaker from buzzing atop a shelf.
OK, thanks for the clarification.
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Thanks everyone for the replies. I will try some of those options.smile.gif
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