I'm sure Thiel would send you a replacement.
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I agree with Warren, but they make special spikes for Thiels, I think I would just use them instead of a platform. It would be nearly as good sonically and a fraction of the price. Here's a link to the audiopoints web site that has a picture of the thiel points, if they are the right ones I wouldn't hesitate to give them a shot.
I have been using Polycrystals on my cs-6's and have been very happy other than the fact that the cs'6s are so heavy and fine tuning them with the spikes on are nearly impossible as a matter of fact the other day I bought some of those new widgets that you see on tv for moving heavy items on carpet and darned if they didnt help of course the spike put a pretty good size dent in the thing but the slid on carpet as advertised . And yes call the folks at Thiel the have great customer service Shari is the tops
The steel spikes sing a negative song but are better than no spikes..Not all Thiels accept the same shaft diameter.. The newer Thiels require a threaded shaft the older models are a smooth pressure fit..The Audiopoints will collect and dissipate to ground more cabinet resonance than any other similar device. The ultimate collector and dissipator will be the appropriate Sistrum platform. Please keep in mind the heaviest most dense speaker cabinets often need the most help in releaving their stored resonances. More mass more stored energy, more help required..Tom
Update - received the audiopoints and they jump the performance of the Thiels up for sure, haven't done alot of listening yet but did listen to a couple of disc's I'm familiar with and the sound is better and definitely more transparent. They do make the speakers a little tipsy but Thiels are tipsy anyway. The points aren't a real tight fit in the predrilled holes. Thanks for everyone's input.
If you can’t find a replacement I just made some for my cs 1.2’s. I had a wood worker make 2, 2 inch thick by 14 inch square slabs of Oak (nice and heavy). I ordered Dayton Audio outriggers from Parts express and just screwed an outrigger on the front and back. Easily adjustable to be flat and level. I have wood floors and work great