Personal experience with Vibrapod: 50% of them collapse, completely, even when using more of the recommended, "weight rated" versions than(purportedly) necessary, for the heft of the component. Happened in more than one instance and with more than one component. No response from the makers, when asked about the matter, which(to me) is a greater issue.
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Not a big fan of any rubber isolator 😛 No offense but all those air bladders, air springs, inner tubes, they come with built in problems, particularly their bad geometry, too much internal damping/friction, their tendency to leak, preventing ideal performance or reducing optimum performance. Total pain the 🍑. Mechanical steel springs are more reliable, more consistent in performance, and can produce much lower iso system Fr. Keep it simple stupid.
@geoffkait My speakers have ’rubber bumpers’ as stock footers for the rear side of the speakers and spikes upfront. The spikes are taller than the bumpers, for tilt and for clearance of the bottom ported transmission line. This is the stock setup.
What would you recommend? Thanks. Report this>>>>Generally speaking I would try spikes all around. It depends on whether you can do without tilt. I would also try DH cones, say the medium ones to see how they sound relative to spikes. If you must have tilt you can use DH Squares on the front DH Cones, or on the front spikes if you decide to use four spikes. Another option is to replace the rubber bumpers with a Herbies footer of the same size. But in the back of your mind think about isolating the speakers with my springs. 🤗
Whatever method you try remember always use the speaker set up track on the XLO Test CD or similar disc for best results. If you don’t do that what’s the point?
GAIA are sold in sets of four. I'm considering getting a set of the model 2 (which support up to 120 lbs. when used in quads) for my Sound Anchor speaker stands, but they are a 3-point design. If anyone else needs only 6 GAIA's for his/her speakers (up to 90 lbs.), let's do what Wilbert Harrison suggested, and work together.
Audiosens...maybe, as the main point for me anyway is to keep the speakers's vibration out of the floor which can act as a passive transducer of sorts...there's a simple test I demonstrate to my friends who pretend to be paying attention...play something bass heavy and touch the speaker box near the floor...feel that? Now touch the floor near the speaker...no vibes...now get me a beer...wait...forget that last part...for now.