Tile floor! Help!


So normally I use the threaded spikes that screw up into the base of my Dynaudio Contour 3.0's when they are on carpet/concrete. I don't like using them directly on this new tile floor that my listening room is now residing. The tiles are a little rough not super smooth so I have to level the speakers and get them anchored properly, when I use a small amount of putty in each corner it kills the life of the sound, so out with that idea, then I tried some little clear rubber discs and that was a lot better but I'm still thinking the speakers are not quite right, Ive never had to deal with a bare tile floor ....what do you all think would work best under these speakers?
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I would suggest a large area rug with an acoustic pad underneath and spike the speakers on the rug. Otherwise any gains you get with coupling to the tiles would be destroyed by the floor reflections from the bare tile IMO.
How about metal cones with the speakers resting on the spikes?
Or put a concrete slab or ebony or walnut board on the tiles?


I'd start with what @gs5556 suggests especially as you want to deal with the floor reflections as well (you also need rugs between the speakers and your listening position)

However in addition you can also try decoupling the speakers from your floor via a Townshend podium or other spring or roller/slider based solution such as Herbies
http://herbiesaudiolab.net/spkrfeet.htm#cone
I have a 5x7 area rug that helped a lot as far as cutting out the bad upper ringing. I was hoping for a more cost effective solution.....I guess spikes into a brass saucer would work? has anyone used these on floor standing speakers? they cost $20 a piece and I need eight of them.


Matt M
I use aluminum spike receivers $ 5 each :-)

Good Listening

Peter
Peter where do you get alluminum saucers for $5  ??  Thats each one I presume also.  I found some brass ones for $25 a piece. I like $5 per better:-)

Matt
Room is a little bright but not too bad , im working on making the room more listenable, using different textures on walls and pictures. Thanks for the posts all :-)

Matt M
Matt

I have them made typically 200 at a time - I can sell you some $ $5 each :-)


Good Listening


Peter