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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
hi,
are there any high quality subwoofer stands available besides asc subtraps? any experiences with them?
thanks!!!
scott
post #2 of 18
Somewhat different but, also, somewhat effective and much cheaper are the Auralex Sub-Dudes (or Grammas).

Kal
post #3 of 18
Or you can spike them. It is cheaper and better overall.
post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by RavenX
Or you can spike them. It is cheaper and better overall.
That depends on your floor construction and support. Concrete/solid floors are appropriate for spikes/coupling; wood/sprung floors are appropriate for Subdudes/isolation.

Kal
post #5 of 18
What is the need for spiking a sub? I have an SVS PB-10 which is considered a high quality sub right?... so why wouldn't it come with spikes if they were needed? My JBL E-100 floorstanding speakers did come with spikes. Anyone care to edjumacate me on this?
post #6 of 18
You might not need spikes depending on your situation, so why make everyone pay for them?

Kal
post #7 of 18
Why would spikes or stands be needed for a subwoofer?
post #8 of 18
I have would floors and after isolating my sub it made a world of difference.
post #9 of 18
Thread Starter 
thanks for all of your response. i was tempted by the Auralex Gammas but they are kind of ugly to me. i am pretty much sold on the Symposium platforms but they are expensive...
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by Capfacsurf
Why would spikes or stands be needed for a subwoofer?
I asked this as well. Guess no-one wants to answer. Maybe starting a new thread would get at least an explanation.
post #11 of 18
scottielee, the Gramma is ugly, but Auralex makes the same type of product, just much better looking, called the Subdude.

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SubDude/
post #12 of 18
I just received a subdude from sweetwater yesterday. They were out of stock for a while there but just recently got a shipment.
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by Smarty-pants
I asked this as well. Guess no-one wants to answer. Maybe starting a new thread would get at least an explanation.
It depends on the surface on which it sits. Spikes onto a non-resilient floor, such as concrete, will make the sub as stable and immoveable as possible. With a less rigid surface, such as wood flooring set across beams, a compliant base, like a SubDude, will give stable support and isolate the sub from the floor. This prevents the floor from resonating and making a spurious contribution to the sound.

Kal
post #14 of 18
Thread Starter 
thanks again for everyone's response.

is SubDude an earlier version of Gramma? SubDude is not listed on Auralex's website.
post #15 of 18
You have to go to the Auralex Elite website: http://www.auralexelite.com/sound_is...on_subdude.asp
post #16 of 18
Thread Starter 
thanks Fatman513!
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post #18 of 18
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Why would spikes or stands be needed for a subwoofer?
To isolate it from the ground, same as with any other speakers. You don't want vibrations to reverb back to your sub and make it sound muddy and distorted.

Note: You can use spikes on any ground. For wooden floors buy support disks or rubber feet in order to prevent damage of expensive floors or carpets.
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