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I've owned these for about a month now...I must say, I am really impressed by these. They eliminate almost all vibrations in areas that I have struggled to correct. I have a fireplace insert that would rattle to no end. My "sweet spot" for my sub sounds best in a certain spot but it vibrated my fireplace so bad I would have to turn the sub down. Since these have been on, I can watch the opening of Edge of Tomorrow without hearing one vibration! Best $50 I've spent that really made a difference! Highly recommended!
 

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What sub? What is your flooring made of? Did the sub come with rubber feet?
 

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I have an SVS PB-2000. The feet are a hard rubber maybe 1/4" tall. My situation is different than most. I am in a relatively small living room that doesn't have a usable corner at all. The floor is concrete with carpet but the corner fireplace insert goes up about 5 feet and was designed to have your TV on top. Ironically this is my subs sweet spot. The downside was the top of it is framed with drywall. The vibration was horrible obviously. With the isolation feet it has removed 99% of the rattling! These would be a must or an isolation riser would be if you have a subfloor.
 

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Be careful, some people will pop in here calling them snake oil or whatever the hell they say. They say you can get the same thing on Amazon for like 25 cents.

No matter, I bought them as well from SVS. If I'm paying $1500 for a sub, I'm okay with another $50 or whatever.

It's on hardwood floor, by the way. A china cabinet is also in the room, so it pretty much takes care of any potential rattle there. Hey, I'm happy with them.
 

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No matter, I bought them as well from SVS. If I'm paying $1500 for a sub, I'm okay with another $50 or whatever.
So basically what your saying is.... if you have a 300 thousand dollar car... the mechanic should charge you a thousand bucks for an oil change? Thats criminal! :D
 

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So basically what your saying is.... if you have a 300 thousand dollar car... the mechanic should charge you a thousand bucks for an oil change? Thats criminal! :D
More expensive equipment requires more expensive maintenance, it's been that way forever.
 

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More expensive equipment requires more expensive maintenance, it's been that way forever.
That's what they want you to think. That's the mindset they have been forcing consumers to succumb to for years. They charge it because they can, because you, as the consumer, believe it justified and fair. And you see others pay it, and it makes you feel better about the purchase. But when you realize a rubber foot costs 15 cents to make in a Chinese factory, and all they did was slap on a brand name and up-charge 9000%, you really start to think twice about how companies make a killing off stuff like this.
 

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That's what they want you to think. That's the mindset they have been forcing consumers to succumb to for years. They charge it because they can, because you, as the consumer, believe it justified and fair. And you see others pay it, and it makes you feel better about the purchase. But when you realize a rubber foot costs 15 cents to make in a Chinese factory, and all they did was slap on a brand name and up-charge 9000%, you really start to think twice about how companies make a killing off stuff like this.
I don't succumb to many things that are overpriced, and as I'm sure that these are I also know that anything else I've been linked to has been a sub-par or insufficient product, something that was not ready to screw in out of the box.

Nevertheless, I've heard people say rubber feet do nothing, which is untrue. Are these overpriced? Most definitely, but they're doing the job I needed and I'm being assured of that. I got $200 discounted from my SVS sub, so I was just okay with doing this in the end anyway.

Will never buy a Monster cable though, that's for sure.
 

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I've been an SVS owner since the first PB13 ultra came out. I believe in their product and have had nothing but the best experience with them. I've always been treated above average from them and will continue to be a loyal customer. I don't care if somethings better or I could get a similar product for less...they've earned my business. I've tipped more at a restaurant for above average service than I paid for these feet.
 

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So basically what your saying is.... if you have a 300 thousand dollar car... the mechanic should charge you a thousand bucks for an oil change? Thats criminal! :D
So you would take your $300K car to Jiffy Lube?
 
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That's the mindset they have been forcing consumers to succumb to for years.
How has anyone been FORCED to succumb?


They charge it because they can.
How do you think anything is priced in an open market? Is an iPhone worth $600+ based on production cost alone?


But when you realize a rubber foot costs 15 cents to make in a Chinese factory.
How many Chinese factories have you performed a cost analysis on?

all they did was slap on a brand name and up-charge 9000%.
Do you really think these are made by the millions and sold on the black market? Do you think SVS just buys them on eBay and just "slaps their name" on them?


you really start to think twice about how companies make a killing off stuff like this.
If you had your own company, you would try to do the same.
 

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How many Chinese factories have you performed a cost analysis on?
A small handful

Do you really think these are made by the millions and sold on the black market? Do you think SVS just buys them on eBay and just "slaps their name" on them?
I'm sure they bought a mold that sits in the rubber factory and when they need some more they hook it up and push out a couple thousand based on the order. Then they slap their name on it. :D :D :D
 

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I'm interested in these but three things give me pause. First of all they're quite expensive for feet. Second of all I need 7 of them and they only sell them in packs of 4 or 6 (my PC12+ has four feet, my PC Ultra has 3) and for what they cost I'd rather not just have an extra one lying around. Third and finally I've been hearing conflicting reports about these effecting the tactile feeling of good deep bass.
 

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I'm interested in these but three things give me pause. First of all they're quite expensive for feet. Second of all I need 7 of them and they only sell them in packs of 4 or 6 (my PC12+ has four feet, my PC Ultra has 3) and for what they cost I'd rather not just have an extra one lying around. Third and finally I've been hearing conflicting reports about these effecting the tactile feeling of good deep bass.
Yea, that tactile feel is nice. I watched Interstellar Tuesday and parts of that literally shook my foundation while the spacecraft was entering the planets atmosphere ....... the craft was bouncing around the screen and I felt like I was there :D
 

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I have an SVS PB-2000. The feet are a hard rubber maybe 1/4" tall... With the isolation feet it has removed 99% of the rattling! These would be a must or an isolation riser would be if you have a subfloor.
SVS slaps useless rubber feet which doesn't isolate vibration? I guess the rubber must be those extremely hard type.

I've asked SVS about using the Soundpath feet as isolator for tactile transducer fitted couch. The SVS answer was no.
 

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I purchased a set for my dual SB-13Ultras. I like them and feel they did improve vibration and sound (mostly music). There are lots of sound absorber feet and pads out there at all price ranges. I happen to like these.
 

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I'm interested in these but three things give me pause. First of all they're quite expensive for feet. Second of all I need 7 of them and they only sell them in packs of 4 or 6 (my PC12+ has four feet, my PC Ultra has 3) and for what they cost I'd rather not just have an extra one lying around. Third and finally I've been hearing conflicting reports about these effecting the tactile feeling of good deep bass.
I can't speak for how they sound without the feet, but I imagine that whatever would shake me would also shake my living room. Problem is I do not have a dedicated home theater room, so all of the delicate furniture in here (and in my kitchen) might not only be vulnerable, but very rattly.

That being said, Interstellar was the first film for my sub to shake the floor in such a way that no other film I have watched before do so, and it does it very effortlessly. Movies like Transformers move the air quite well when getting low, but it doesn't do constant 30 second ~20Hz rattling like Interstellar does. This was fith the rubber feet installed. A great tactile feeling, indeed. Calibrated at 75dB as well (though I was probably playing it at 65dB).
 
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