I would NOT put the spikes on with the hardwood. Speaking from experience, it will ruin the hardwood and gain you very little in sound.
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I put my 804 Diamonds on Mapleshade's 12x15x2 maple platforms supported by Mapleshade's radiused footers. This produced some sonic improvement over just using the rubberized feet that came with the speakers, and it also looks very nice. However, in my case, I don't think the amount of improvement justifies the cost.
If it is through carpet to a cheap wood substrait, yes spiking can gain a solidity not otherwise found.
If the speaker is already directly ON a wood floor, then spiking may not do much (except damage the floor) ((solveable by using a base ten spikes to speaker. find a 18" by18" or so solid wood base, lay it on top of flooring then spike the speaker to the base...??))
I too have been considering this. I am using a pair of Snell B minors in one room that are on the hard wood floor. In the other room I have a pair of Montanas that are on the wood floor. Neither pair are currently spiked. The Montanas have the cast iron platforms.
When I attended the Capital Audiofest the guy from Mapleshade was saying I should be spiking the speakers and placing them on their wood platforms and place the platform on the rubber squares.He even went as far as to say I should remove the sttel platforms from the Montanas, said I would get way better sound and bass. Not keen on spending the $1000 for platforms and spikes and rubber squares. Thought I might try the maple platforms from Dawnsplatforms. Any body try them? The rubber squares aren't too salty from mapleshade.
Check out Herbies speaker sliders. Not only do they accept spikes , but you can move the speakers without damaging the floor. I have them under my Andra 2's that weigh 215 lbs each and I am able to easily move them around my room. My room is carpeted, but I believe that they will work with wood floors also.