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post #151 of 1311
Best $50.00 I ever spent!!!!!
post #152 of 1311
Capfacsurf,

Any idea as to why your mini-subdude setup sounded bad??? I have a Velo DD-12 and was pondering the notion of getting one just for aesthetics since it fits perfectly under the 14x14.5 DD-12. I was originally thinking that it might prevent dents in the carpet from the Velo's rubber feet, perhaps the foam risers might make WORSE dents?
Either way, from a sonic perspective, I doubt the Subdude would make any difference at all since I live in a concrete floored condomminium (11th floor).
post #153 of 1311
Interesting,my closest audio dealer happens to sell Auralex products,the whole range.

I will check these out and buy one to start.
post #154 of 1311
Thread Starter 
theranman,

It wasn't the new, down-sized Subdude that sounded poorly, it was the sub itself. It had been suitting idle for a year or so, and I something went bad. I wouldn't worry about an adverse impact from the Subdude. Earlier in this thread (I think it was this thread) there was a poster who made a strong case for concrete floors vibrating sympathetically with a sub, so maybe you will get more than an aesthetic boost from the Subdude, especially if your sub is located on an upper floor.
post #155 of 1311
My crappy 8" 50W sub vibrates our concrete floor (hi-rise condo).
post #156 of 1311
i bought a great gramma on eBay, and it has seriously improved the bass in my living room. it's the perfect size for the hsu vtf3-mk3. i was skeptical, but count me in as a believer now...
post #157 of 1311
Just received my Gramma pad, and WOW, it was easily one of the best $50 upgrades I've made (certainly spent more on cables, etc. that have had far less impact on my system than the gamma). After listening to a couple hours of music, I'm most impressed by how much more "musical" my sub sounds. I'm in an apartment and get the occasional noise complaint, so I decided to try out a Subdude (went with the Gamma for size) to try and help out. I don't know if it will end up helping out with the neighbor, but either way, the sq has improved quite a bit and I couldn't be happier with my purchase. Thanks for the recommendation guys.
post #158 of 1311
Question: I live on the second floor of an apartment building ans so far i've been hesitating to get a sub because i'm a friendly neighbor and didn't want to start a war with the couple living under my apartment.

Do you think it will stop most of the vibration? I'm not settle as which sub i'm gonna get, probably in the 200-300$ range. So not a big monster.

Do you think it would works good to remove the vibration?
post #159 of 1311
Are there any DIY recipes for something like this?
post #160 of 1311
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Originally Posted by Youg View Post

Question: I live on the second floor of an apartment building ans so far i've been hesitating to get a sub because i'm a friendly neighbor and didn't want to start a war with the couple living under my apartment.

Do you think it will stop most of the vibration? I'm not settle as which sub i'm gonna get, probably in the 200-300$ range. So not a big monster.

Do you think it would works good to remove the vibration?

It will help with the directly-coupled/transmitted sound but not with the overall air-borne energy.
post #161 of 1311
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Originally Posted by Zoraster View Post

Are there any DIY recipes for something like this?

Figure it out for yourself. It's a carpet-covered board sitting on a pair of Auralex foam pads.
post #162 of 1311
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Originally Posted by User2951 View Post

Quick suggestion for those looking for a cheap and easy alternative isolation for their SVS subwoofers, my SVS PB-plus/2 subwoofer came very well packaged and you can use the sturdy space shuttle foam type material that supported it from being damaged when it came as an isolation platform and it works extremely well at stopping vibrations getting to the floor it's 33 inches by 23 inches and 1 and a half inches thick and its so sturdy you can stand on this material and it doesn't bend and it was obviously designed to take the full weight of the SVS subwoofer and to protect it while being shipped, it's perfect for subwoofer isolation and i was able to use other pieces of this which came with the subwoofer to isolate other equipment.

Before i used it my floorboards shook a lot as they are wooden and now they don't shake at all.

I don't think it's really foam but i don't know what the material is called.

You don't have to cut it either so if you need to return your subwoofer you can re-use it easily enough.

I sandwiched a 1.5' thick IKEA cutting board between the stiff foam like padding that my multi-channel amp came packaged in. They fit together like a hand in glove. And like others in this thread I noticed a significant tightening of the bass response of my sub when I sat it on my DIY Subdude. My HT room is on a wood frame floor.
post #163 of 1311
Found an interesting article about commercial use of the subdude...

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post #164 of 1311
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Originally Posted by Jason Yeo View Post

Any difference from the Auralex GRAMMA?

Someone else answered the above question by saying that the only difference between the SubDue and GRAMMA was the colors. I'm not sure if Auralex has changed the specs of these two products recently, but it looks like GRAMMA (23" L x 15" W x 2.75" high) is bigger than the SubDue (15"L x 15"W x 2.75"H). Can someone confirm the size of these?

I'm trying to buy one of these for my Bic H-100 (17H x 15W x 18.25D), so I just wanted to be sure that it fits. It looks like I'm going to need GRAMMA as the SubDue is smaller than my sub, if the specs are accurate. Thanks in advance.
post #165 of 1311
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Originally Posted by L2Jae View Post

Someone else answered the above question by saying that the only difference between the SubDue and GRAMMA was the colors. I'm not sure if Auralex has changed the specs of these two products recently, but it looks like GRAMMA (23" L x 15" W x 2.75" high) is bigger than the SubDue (15"L x 15"W x 2.75"H). Can someone confirm the size of these?

I'm trying to buy one of these for my Bic H-100 (17H x 15W x 18.25D), so I just wanted to be sure that it fits. It looks like I'm going to need GRAMMA as the SubDue is smaller than my sub, if the specs are accurate. Thanks in advance.

Those specs are correct. The older SubDude used to be the size of the current GRAMMA, thus the confusion.

So currently, the Auralex products are: SubDude, GRAMMA and Great Gramma.....Small, Medium and Large.
post #166 of 1311
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Originally Posted by L2Jae View Post

Someone else answered the above question by saying that the only difference between the SubDue and GRAMMA was the colors. I'm not sure if Auralex has changed the specs of these two products recently, but it looks like GRAMMA (23" L x 15" W x 2.75" high) is bigger than the SubDue (15"L x 15"W x 2.75"H). Can someone confirm the size of these?

I'm trying to buy one of these for my Bic H-100 (17H x 15W x 18.25D), so I just wanted to be sure that it fits. It looks like I'm going to need GRAMMA as the SubDue is smaller than my sub, if the specs are accurate. Thanks in advance.


Yes, the Subdudes are now smaller than the Grammas. Those measurements are accurate.
post #167 of 1311
Can anyone confirm that the gramma is longer than the subdude? Sweetwater.com shows the subdude as being 15'' X 15" and the Gramma as being 23" X 15"? Thanks, Rob
post #168 of 1311
HI All. I'm confused about when the subdude makes sense to use. In my case, I have a room that's carpeted, thick pad, but on a floor with a basement. Normal subflooring and joists. Will these make any difference in decoupling the subs further than what the carpet/pad do already?

Or are these really for situation where the subs are on a hardwood floor with no isolation?

Thanks
post #169 of 1311
15x 23 fits an STF-3 perfectly. I have all hardwood floors right now and think I have to put this on my wish list.
post #170 of 1311
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Originally Posted by Rupert View Post

Those specs are correct. The older SubDude used to be the size of the current GRAMMA, thus the confusion.

So currently, the Auralex products are: SubDude, GRAMMA and Great Gramma.....Small, Medium and Large.


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Originally Posted by cherry ghost View Post

Yes, the Subdudes are now smaller than the Grammas. Those measurements are accurate.

Thank you both for the clarification.
post #171 of 1311
Ressurecting this thread...

I live in a duplex with hardwood floors. I don't want to be a hypocrite by complaining about my neighbors bass when I've got my own SVS PCi-20-39 to worry about. Will the Subdude help with the low frequencies?

Thanks,
Mark
post #172 of 1311
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Originally Posted by mczolton View Post

Ressurecting this thread...

I live in a duplex with hardwood floors. I don't want to be a hypocrite by complaining about my neighbors bass when I've got my own SVS PCi-20-39 to worry about. Will the Subdude help with the low frequencies?

Thanks,
Mark

When I ordered my 20-39 pc+ last month from SVS I purchased the subdude and it works great. My problem is it is not large enough to use with the PB12+2 that I ordered Thursday any body want a deal on mine? 40.00 shipped to your door.email me [email]zossbarham@cs.com
post #173 of 1311
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Originally Posted by CHAS ZOSS View Post

When I ordered my 20-39 pc+ last month from SVS I pirchased the subdude and it works great. My problem is it is not large enough to use with the PB12+2 that I ordered Thursday any body want a deal on mine? 40.00 shipped to your door. Chas email me zossbarham@cs.com

You'll sell your PB12 for $40?! What a deal

Just kidding. Well, this is good to know. Any suggestions for a couple of DefTech BP10B loudspeakers? I see Auralex makes a "GRAMMA" that appears to be very similar to the Subdude.


Mark
post #174 of 1311
Okay... just ordered the Subdude. Hopefully my neighbors will like it

Mark
post #175 of 1311
Does anyone have an H-100 on a Subdude and can you comment?
post #176 of 1311
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Originally Posted by mczolton View Post

Okay... just ordered the Subdude. Hopefully my neighbors will like it

Mark

Hey Mark,

Any reports on your SubDude yet? I live in a townhouse with a neighbor who's got a subwoofer. By no means is he rattling the place down with it, but the low frequency sound that you can hear coming through the walls every once in a while is a bit distracting when trying to watch something on TV. I'm thinking of ordering a SubDude for the guy and see if will eliminate some of the bleed coming into our unit from his.

Do you think it will help at all? Any feedback from anyone would be greatly appreciated. I'm not sure where in his unit his sub is or anything like that, but we can definitely hear it. I've talked to him about it a couple of times and know that he has turned it down for sure, but any further steps that can be taken to restore a bit of my sanity would be awesome...LOL.
post #177 of 1311
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Originally Posted by CHAS ZOSS View Post

When I ordered my 20-39 pc+ last month from SVS I purchased the subdude and it works great. My problem is it is not large enough to use with the PB12+2 that I ordered Thursday any body want a deal on mine? 40.00 shipped to your door.email me [email]zossbarham@cs.com

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post #178 of 1311
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Originally Posted by instantpop View Post

Hey Mark,

Any reports on your SubDude yet? I live in a townhouse with a neighbor who's got a subwoofer. By no means is he rattling the place down with it, but the low frequency sound that you can hear coming through the walls every once in a while is a bit distracting when trying to watch something on TV. I'm thinking of ordering a SubDude for the guy and see if will eliminate some of the bleed coming into our unit from his.

Do you think it will help at all? Any feedback from anyone would be greatly appreciated. I'm not sure where in his unit his sub is or anything like that, but we can definitely hear it. I've talked to him about it a couple of times and know that he has turned it down for sure, but any further steps that can be taken to restore a bit of my sanity would be awesome...LOL.

I haven't had a chance to test it out. I will let you know as soon as I do. But, I have to warn you, I don't have the equipment to measure the difference with/without the Subdude so the only evidence I would have supporting its performance would be purely anecdotal.
post #179 of 1311
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Originally Posted by mczolton View Post

I haven't had a chance to test it out. I will let you know as soon as I do. But, I have to warn you, I don't have the equipment to measure the difference with/without the Subdude so the only evidence I would have supporting its performance would be purely anecdotal.

Sounds good. Anything you can offer would be great.

The funniest part about the whole thing is that my neighbor's name is Zolton.
post #180 of 1311
^^^
You don't live next to me, do you?
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