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Location: Calgary, AB. Canada
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DIY subwoofer isolation pads?
On the verge of moving things around in my place, and there's a chance that I might need to put my subwoofer onto an isolation pad. Right now, it's currently sitting on an area rug that is shared with my couch, but that won't be the case in the new location.
The subwoofer is an HSU ULS-15 MK2, so it's pretty sizable (basically an 18" cube). The floor is engineered hardwood, and it's a floating floor on concrete. There is some kind of barrier between the hardwood and the concrete, but how much that that actually dampens things is unknown. I think the concrete itself does a rather good job with that because I don't even hear the neighbours above us at all (and I know there's hardwood flooring above us, too). I don't particularly care for my downstairs neighbour, but I also don't want to solicit any unnecessary passive aggressive notes left at our door. Most commercially available pads in Canada (that I've come across in my searching) aren't big enough or it's excessively too long in one direction. I'm pretty crafty, so I have no problems making my own, so I'm looking for any tips on potential low-cost materials I could use to achieve that.
Thanks in advance!
Home Theatre: Onkyo TX-NR747 | Polk Audio RTi A3 Front L/R | Polk Audio CSi A6 Centre | Polk Audio RTi A1 Surround L/R | HSU ULS-15 MK2 Subwoofer | Sony XBR55X900E | PlayStation 4 Pro | Xbox One S
Music: Cambridge Audio AXR100 | Stanton T.62 | Cambridge Audio AXC35 | KEF Q150 L/R | Elac S10EQ Subwoofer