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In Reply to: RE: spikes or isolators? posted by 4everyoung on August 29, 2016 at 00:28:24
The trick, as I discovered at CES in 2005 when I caught a 6' tall Golden Sound speaker just before it was about to exist the room through the large glass sliding door, is to mount the speaker on a large 2' by 2' board, then place the cones under the board. It's all about center of gravity.
This is a rare photo I took of my system some time ago. I'm not sure why I even took the picture. Perhaps to figure out why the flash on my camera wasn't working?
But this is where a Coincident speaker is now sitting and where the Von Scheikert VR4jr was siting when it got toppled by the pooch. I made the mistake of raising the shade next to the equipment stand just high enough to open the window for a bit of fresh air. Which allowed poochie to see and hear the postman coming up the front walk. And you can guess the rest. The Von Schweikert had to be sacrificed to save the planet from the mailman. I never raised that shade again.
I thought about wood platforms, but the outriggers do add about 4" to the overall width of the speaker. I'm not sure. The new pup likes to hide his toys in that corner. Get rid of the dog?
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I would arrange for Fluffy to have a bad "accident."
I'm getting too old for Marmaduke size German Shepherds with no table manners. This one belongs on a farm.
BTW, JC gave your brilliant pebbles a glowing endorsement the other day. I've been meaning to tell you :-)
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