Originally Posted by bigdaddy999
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?
Not much gain in this case.
The subdude has major impact when using with subs sitting on a hardwood floor on thinner pads. And a near must for compact subs from REL,Sunfire,Carver,Definitive,SVS SB12,Velo SPL/smaller HGS/DD subs...
These when pushed hard will vibrate and you can correct the situation using thick,fat soft rubber pads to some extent. I use Auralex as well as cheapo very thick (1/2-3/4") rubber/foam pads. These almost do the job of the Auralex.
The greatest gain was with the Sunfire D8,the smallest sub.It really eliminates the most serious problem in all tiny very highe excustion subs,buzzing or squeaking on the pads when violent deep bass outbursts arrive.