lol...I was just pondering this last night...2 small velo hgs10's somehow under my monitors but with custom made stands that "straddle" the subs. I like your way better if it would work...hope we get some good advice.
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I guess it depends...
If the box of your sub isn't too good meaning it physically shakes, then its better to put something heavy on top of the sub then put the monitors on top of that, mass loading. If the sub is pretty sturdy then...
you don't have to worry too much about physical vibration but mechanical vibration might or might not be an issue. Some kind of conductive cone ought to be used in this case with the pointy side down.
Do both of physical and mechanical vibrations are an issue. I think you'd know if mechanical vibration is an issue of you don't actually see the monitor vibrating while it's on top of the sub yet the sound is not right. I would imagine the speakers would sound thin and unprecise if you have mechanical vibration problems.
If neither physical or mechanical vibration is an issue, just get the dots stuff that audiobugged is suggesting.
I read somewhere that cats are great decouplers.
Audiobugged, I like the way you think! ;)
Actually, ive been looking into some sort of a repellant. Probably due to some anomaly in the universe, girls get stupid over me pretty easily. You sure wouldnt think so if you met me though! I guess i have a natural spanish fly. I need a female Ce-coupler and a Slappy-Isolation system.
Anyways, Do the blue dots Isolate or Couple? I figured it would be best to get as little vibration to the monitors as possible from the subwoofer, but maybe im wrong and should try to get them act as a single mass?
This coupling/decoupling thing is a pain in the butt.
But the isolation cones do look cool. heheh
Slappy, I'm not touching your natural spanish fly issue, it would be too easy!!!
The Bluedots I feel would Isolate & Couple, & safe you all this propossed construction time.
Leaving you plenty of time to enjoy your system, & shake off the Women.
Rememeber Danny Bonaduce from the Partridge Family? You might wanna take a really, really, really good look at the women your attracting!!!
The other stupid thing to consider, are they stupid prior to going stupid over you? :0)~
That is definatly a thing to consider. They might have been stupid when i met em. Unfortunatly i dont seem to attract the "Sane" variety very often. When i came to work yesterday people thought i had gotten thrown in a sack with a pack of angry wolverines. What a fun yet very painful and slightly traumatic night! ;)
Why do all the real cute ones turn out to be crazy eh?
Ok, maybe i need to go back in the forums and search up Couple/de-coupling, cause apparently i dont know what the hell i thought i knew i was talking about if you know what i mean.
I thought that De-coupling and Isolation were synonomous, that either one meant to give as little contact as possible to reduce the amount of vibrations recieved from other pieces of gear, while Coupling was the opposite, of which you are attempting to turn the object and what it is on top of into a single mass.
i better go hit the forums. Ive been dreading that couple/de-coupling thread though. Time to dive in
Slappy, "A very painful and slightly traumatic night"? Are you sure she was human?
Sounds more like you hid a banana in your pants, & set a hungry monkey loose! Are your sure it's a spanish, & not a natural polish fly issue? You might want to get some rabies, & tetanus shots?
In laid-mans terms what you can achieve with the Bluedots is keep the monitors in place from the low-end rumble from the subs, & isolate so nothing resonates!
Instead of watt/puppy, you could name your final contraption after your last date - gorilla/chimp? :0)~
If you use Audiopoints, and I feel you should, then do not combine coupling with so called isolation..to do so would be the worst of combinations..The Audiopoints are designed to be directional..the point has a bandpass of 2hz to several meg..So you want to use Audiopoint 1.5's or 2.0's under the subs..On top of the subs you would then place 3 Audiopoint APCD coupling discs which impove point coupling on wooden surfaces and also protect the finish. Now you want to place, point down into the dimple of the discs Audiopoint 1.0's or 1.5's so your speakers sit atop the flat surface of the Audiopoints..This arrangement allows for a single exit point for the relief of vibration..You also have the benefit of wave launch enhancement..because you now have the possibilty of aligning the voice coils of the monitors with those of the subs below..You can carefully slide the monitor front to back on top of the sub..The APCD discs allow you to do this tweak easily..careful how you push.. you can knock the point out of the dimple..I have performed this procedure with several subs and monitors..Including my Servo15's..Someone mentioned marble atop a speaker that used some other type of points..doing so would slow down the possible exit path thru the point and provide a different exit speed thru the top of the speaker.Resulting in confusion...Tom .I am a Starsound dealer
Yeah, as Rx8Man suggests Spectra-Line might be a good choice. It doubles well as an assassination wire like in Marathon Man.
The other thing I'm thinking is that even if the sub and monitors aren't touching, but still in very close proximity, the massive movement of the sub's driver may have an effect on the movement of the monitor's woofer. It might affect the midrange.
The reason I bring this up is that I've had a couple experiences WAY in the past and fairly recently where a monitor's woofer affected a passive slave sub's driver.
So Slappy, you've got yourself slaves, subs, straddling, fishing line and hot psycho chicks. Why are you still here with us?!!!
RX8 i have thought about that, but i was never sure if it would be a good idea or not. There are vaulted ceilings in my room that are about 10 feet above where the left speaker will be and about 16 feet above the right speakers location.
i guess there is no reason i couldnt do that, however, on a nice breezy day if my windows are open my sweetspot will be rather intermittant as my speakers swing like schoolchildren on the jungle gym. (laugh)
Gunbei, After Slappy just mentioned his Gladiator style bedroom attire, ceiling mounting with stainless or chains like the Bose 901 fad may not be a good idea? As with his slaves, subs, & hot psycho chicks, I'm just not grasping the school children style swing variety! I don't even wanna know what he ment of his statement "My Sweet Spot"!!!
Maybe i can mount couple hot psycho chicks in some chinese-love swings over the subwoofers with a monitor strapped to thier chest, with a pair of wolverines beneath the subwoofers. I can top it off by using those Amplifier shoes in that other thread and put em on the psycho's feet to amplify the monitors. Even throw in some of those Flower speakers for good measure.
I can sit there in my Medeival Combat Hockey Goalie attire and take audiopoint slapshots at the psychos if they start fidgiting.
Man, this isolation/coupling thing is pretty insane! Imagine the Pic i would put in my virtual system!
Time to get serious, after you get your speakers suspended, find the *sweetspot* (where it sounds best) and locate a point directly *above* that. (plum-bob works)
Suspend another length of wire from your vaulted ceiling at that point to about 3.5 feet above the floor.
Create a noose at the end of the line and invite your friend(s) over for a listening session they'll never forget !!
Man this system is gonna be sweet!
Where the hell is Ellery911? he would enjoy this one.
Thinking of Ellery, looks like he is gonna make it down here for the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest.
I better get crackin on finding some Cute Psycho-Twins, some Pump Monoblocks, Purse Pre-amp, Chinese Love Swings, Wolverines, Spanish Fly, Hockey Gear, Medeival Armor, Audiopoints, and a Noose..... better get a package of bacon for good measure.
Thats a hell of a shopping list. Hopefully i can get it all set up so when Ellery visits he can try out the noose.
then i'll need to get some shovels, plasit bags, a hacksaw, some limesalt, and an air freshener and no witnesses.
MWA HA HA HA HA HA HA
Slappy I have your total solution. First get spikes on the bottowm of the subs and put bags of lead shoot (many) to get them almost bolted to the floor. Get a slab of wood 2" thick and get PVC pipe and glue them to the bottom of the slab in each corner. Buy 4 raquet balls and place the speakers on top of the slab and put the 4 raquet balls under the slab where the PVC meets the sub squashing down on the balls. This will give you great bass and reduce the vibration so your mids won't be smeared.
I have tried too many options and this really works, it also works perfect for amp stands. Another Agon buddy didn't thiink it would work with his Wolcott mono blocks but he now swears that he can crank it up to ear bleeding levels and when he touches the amps, no vibration.
Happy Listening and whatever else you're into!!
ummm...I guess I'm speechless on this one...looks like I'll be staying with my original setup...lol...so what's that you're saying slappy...you'll have a couple of hot psycho twins lined up for us when I get there...man...could be cool...I just got over one psycho...so I think I can hang...about the bacon though...hahahaha
No the one on the right had eyes that were more to the south and a complexion that had slightly more contrast and texture than her counterpart to the right who had more highlights and who's edge enhancement was slightly more defined..They were the perfect couple.. or in stereo the perfect four.Or maybe that was how Quadrophonic was meant to be..Tom
Here is the design information on what I am offering:
Vibration robs your system of dynamics and detail, pace and general accuracy. It is everywhere even when your speakers are not creating their own and feeding it back to your equipment via your floor. The system-external sources are ever present and both naturally (geologically) and artificially created, and only vary in intensity throughout the day. Low frequency noise exists at all times in our modern environment, and in all planes, not just the horizontal or just the vertical, passing through the ground and building structures easily.
The design is a vibration isolation system to replace the existing spikes and cones that normally come with racks, stands and other bases, as a matter of current style. In simplistic terms, the idea is basically retainer cups with a rubber ball placed under them to isolate from vibration in all directions, unlike many devices that only work in one plane. Simple, yes, but this is a true pneumatic suspension. Many other devices are meant to shift resonance (thereby fooling the buyer into thinking that something good has happened temporarily until the listener realizes that the noises only moved a bit in frequency). Devices touted to ground vibration to somewhere, usually the shelf or floor they are on, work in that fashion. This cannot work well, as more noise comes from those than can possibly be passed to them! Spikes and cones can only be couplers, never isolators. That means that they actually help noise up right into your stands and everything on them. They cannot be mechanical diodes, the totally incorrect new wives tale most of us have seen parroted somewhere. This is a seriously misunderstood thing presently. The design is simply and more straightforwardly meant block them altogether, within the limits of performance that still allow this device to be sturdy enough to support heavy equipment, and they don't poke holes into your floor, either.
Hope this is helpful.
I did not take your response that way at all! This is what works in my system and worth a try since you can do it cheap. Threads are meant to pass along good information to other members so they can become educated and get their system to sound better. Good information can hopefully improve ones system and I still try things out every month, just ask my wife, box after box is delivered by the UPS guy/gal. The exchange of ideas has helped me over the years I have been a member on Agon.
Funny, I just got this sent to me: