Originally Posted by oddeofile
Anybody got any other observations, rebuttals, comments, thoughts, generalities, etc.????
I have a trusty old Velodyne FSR15 in a tough room with respect to acoustics. And, its on carpet over a hardwood floor.
I put up as much acoustic treatment as i could get past my wife. Everyone said... hmmm... maybe that made a difference (it did, but not a lot). I got an Integra Pre/Pro with Audyssey XT. That made more of a difference to my ear. But, again friends said, "maybe", and continued to think I'm just a bit crazy.
I put a SubDude under the sub a couple of weeks ago and everyone (friends, me, etc) said it was a definite improvement - greater than anything else I'd done. That $60 was a great investment. Bass is tighter, individual low frequencies are more distinct, and I actually "feel" the impact more as a bass guitar walks down into the lowest notes. (Of course, I reran Audyssey).
I'm an engineer and tend to agree academically with those that have said if the cabinet isn't vibrating at all, then isolation can't help. Having said that, I ultimately trust my ears (especially when non-audiophile friends agree, which they rarely do... ha ha). To me, the SubDude's $60 price tag makes it a viable thing to try for anyone who thinks it "might" help them.