Congrats on the awesome speakers! Look nice and sound even better.
I would not worry about isolation - a shag carpet is about as dead acoustically as it gets.
If you prefer the aesthetics of raising further the speakers then ask ATC if they can get you longer spikes.
Honestly a wood block or stone tiles is going to look real Mickey Mouse - like a student in college with speakers on books in their dorm rather than an owner of some of the finest sounding speakers anywhere.
Dear highstream, you have one hell of a great set of speakers there, we just became ATC dealers and their speakers are fantastic!
From everything I hear the Isoacoustics products are getting raves that they decouple the speakers from the floor and provide an tilt feature.
Check them out.
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Thanks shadorne. Given what you said, do you think I should just skip the spikes? They’re hell to move around. I put a set in one speaker and am going to take them out, at least until I spot the final locations.
Troy, good choice in taking on ATC, although unfortunately the markup in the U.S. is considerable and the color choices limited to just one last I checked. The Isoacoustics are great, as the Quad 12L actives on my desktop can attest, but 4" is the minimum height on the modular series. The optimum height for the 19A’s is ears between the two drivers. In my situation, 4" would take them up too high and tilt would be inappropriate and not very attractive (in their cautiousness, the European Council required ATC to put that 14" cross piece on the bottom front of the 19A’s to prevent them from tipping forward too easily).
Unless the spikes are not doing their job by fully supporting the speakers its not an issue if the speaker bottoms touch the carpet as long as the weight is carried by the spikes. If not then a cheaper option would be to get longer spikes any machine shop can turn some to your size requirement and they will not be expensive as the metal stock requirement is low and the machining is minimal. just bring them one of the originals and they can duplicate but adding length as needed, probably a 1/2 or so more is all you’ll need and they will look factory original.
if your looking for isolation there is a lot of choices from inexpensive to outrageous a quick google search under speaker isolation will bring up many. I just did a bunch of looking for a turntable project I just completed. couple that come to mind are:
IsoAcoustics, can do custom heights
Townshend audio, great stuff
there is a couple to get you going but there is literally 100’s of different types out there.