AMPLIFIER BLOCKS


Im thinking about adding an amplifier block under my Krell FPB 600. Right now it sits on top of my hardwood floor. Does anyone recommend them and what kind , where to find them. 
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Get a real stand look at Symposium Ultra it will improve your sound very much.Or get Blocks whatever that is which will give little sound improvement.Good luck!!
Procure some thick maple butcher block and some brass cones. Spike wood to floor and sit amp on cones. It will improve focus and sweeten the sound and even if the effect is minimal, it will look good.
Everything you do will make the sound different.  I use Audio Points, but have used Cardas Blocks, et al.  Try the little cans of tomato paste in their side...point them in different directions to prevent the amp from rolling around....(this is serious...you might like the sound of the cans the best....brings out the spaciousness and air around the instruments)
Cans must make for lovely decor - lol
stringreen, would'nt the weight of a heavy amplifier smash those little tomato paste cans and make a mess!
My amplifier sits on a concrete patio square I bought for $3 at a big chain building supply store.
The concrete block is up on some old Tiptoes I owned (I could have used anything, even some strips of wood to lift the slab off the rug).. And the amp is up on #10 butyl rubber bottle stoppers on top of the slab.
Total cost pretty small.
I am a cheapskate.

Mainly I want the amp off the floor so no bugs climb in..
It is hidden behind a chair anyway, so I have no aesthetic reasons for a stand.
HRS if you want a math and science based approach
they are built into the monoblocks I am using but the platforms work well
also the maple is very cost effective, i made two for my vintage tube anps with Vandersteen speaker spikes (3) on each and they did wonders for my vintage biamped setup, especially with the tube amp
amplifier as bug hotel.....yikes

but hey a true class A bug zapper Elizabeth,,,,
Two monoblocks amp and preamp sits on a granite and seem to make a different.
My two monoblocks amp and preamp sits on a granite and seem to make a different.
Tomato cans can support a lot of weight, but of coarse one has to apply reason.  (I know it sounds weird, but it works....as does everything)
A sort of Andy Warhol decor...?
Granite rings like a bell Tomato cans are you joking??
I look forward to a/b blind tests between Classico and Contadina...

stringreen, tomato cans standing up right would be strong but you say put the cans on their sides. that position would cause the amp to smash them.

Mapleshade 4 inch thick maple. I use them for my Manley NEO 250 monoblocks and they look beautiful and sound wonderful.
As far as meat goes, Spam seems to have just the right trade off between hardness and softness. The perfect meat.
stevecham where would i buy the Mapleshade 4 inch thick maple. 
Jump on Mapleshade ASAP!!
g_   I've tried 100 lb amps on 3 tomato cans (on their sides) without creating pizza.   I position them at various angles to discourage rolling the amp. 
Are u all serious with the tomato cans???? It sounds like you all are joking around. 
B&M backed bean cans sound better!!
I think i will try the B&M baked bean cans today. They are larger than my tomato cans. How many should i use with my Krell FPB 600 . Thank you..
I'm going with spam, Geoffkait is right, not too hard, not too soft - just right!
Great, now we can look forward very soon to a can of tomato sauce being $129.00!!!
I think i will try the B&M baked bean cans today. They are larger than my tomato cans. How many should i use with my Krell FPB 600 . Thank you..



It won't matter Mike. Once your amp heats them up and they go boom you will have bigger stories to tell.  think back to campfires and boy scouts.  
Try it all....what do you have to loose?  Put it under preamps, CD players, et al.    It really works   B&M baked beans works as well....you very well might like that sound better.
Great, now we can look forward very soon to a can of tomato sauce being $129.00!!!

Now that's funny!
Hi Tattooedtrackman 
You have some solid suggestions to choose from, I will add another for your consideration.

https://audiophilevibrationcontrol.com

I found an old Stand Design rack, and replaced the shelving with these guys. What they produced exceeded my expectations in both look and functionality. They are reasonably priced. 

I find that Finite Elemente(Cerabase Classic) make the best footers.
They come up on Agon from time to time at 50% off list.

Good Luck
Terrastone platform and footers from Dan Sherbrook at Edensound. Great products at fair prices. Very effective. And, he’s a really good guy. I have no business connection; just a very happy customer.
You didn't say, but full depth, sanded-in-place, tongue-in-groove, hardwood floors are typically supported on wooden floor joists over a basement or crawl space.  Wood flooring over a wood joist support system is very different from flooring over a concrete slab-on-grade.  The wood joists will be more susceptible to vibrations than a floor supported over a slab-on-grade.  

If your system is supported over wood joists, then an amplifier stand or support platform could be more effective than which blocks, or footers, you have directly under your amp.  A platform may help spread the amplifier support over a larger area so that the support is derived directly from multiple joists while the four feet alone may be positioned on the flooring between joists.  I suspect decoupling using compliant footers or springs may be more beneficial than coupling with spikes, for situations over a joist-supported wood floor.   You may want to look into what has worked well for people with large speakers over joist-supported floors.
mitch2 Yes that is exactly what i have. Wow never thought of that. 
Granite , matching the wood floor will be tough.   The granite will also protect the flooring from the Krell's oppressive heat.    
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Granite , matching the wood floor will be tough. The granite will also protect the flooring from the Krell's oppressive heat.  

Where is the most oppressive heat?

a) Krell amplifier

b) Vegas heat

c) New York State on a hot humid summer day.

?

NYC subway tunnels on a hot humid summer day.  ..Take it from me i work there. lol