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I, for the first time since I got my RF-63's in May 2008, decided to put the spikes on them. Not only did it lift the 63's up an inch or so closer to the height of my RC-64, I am observing a bit of tighter midbass/midrange.

The question is, am I imagining an improvement or is it legitimate? I really only did it because I was looking through my drawer that contains all my audio junk(speaker wire, cables, etc.) and saw the ziplock bag of spikes. My first thought was, hey I can raise the 63's up closer in line to my 64. It really did not enter my mind that I would hear noticeable improvements.

What does the panel say?

Bill

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if the speakers are on carpet, the spikes are supposed to "couple" the speaker to the floor better & improve bass responce. so you may very well be hearing an improvement.

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I, for the first time since I got my RF-63's in May 2008, decided to put the spikes on them. Not only did it lift the 63's up an inch or so closer to the height of my RC-64, I am observing a bit of tighter midbass/midrange.

The question is, am I imagining an improvement or is it legitimate? I really only did it because I was looking through my drawer that contains all my audio junk(speaker wire, cables, etc. and saw the ziplock bag of spikes. My first thought was, hey I can raise the 63's up closer in line to my 64. It really did not enter my mind that I would hear noticeable improvements.

What does the panel say?

Bill

Bill,

it is legit!! Put spikes on your sub on that carpet!!

Roger

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it is legit!!

Good to know.

Put spikes on your sub on that carpet!!

I am still looking for the spikes for my RSW-10d. Can't remember where I put those pesky things. :unsure:

Bill

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Bill,

I put my 7's up on spikes for the first time and I heard the same thing,

I've been known to have a vivid imagination.

Pat

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I spike my speakers and my subs. I have a carpeted floor over a full basement. I've gone back and forth so many times to compare and it absolutely makes an improvement in tightening up the bass and in return makes the mids-highs sound more crisp.

I've also experimented with different sized spikes and that gave different results. I found that the spikes have to be tall enough so that there should be a 1/2 to 3/4" gap from bottom of cabinet to top of carpet. If the cabinet was flush (touching) the carpet I didn't hear any improvement. In my experience, that clearance made all the difference.

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I'm skeptical...

Congratulations. :)

When I make an open ended comment like that one, my bride says "congratulations".

Bill

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spiked on a wooden floor….ehhhh, i might have to try it for myself. i know i have spikes around this place somewhere.

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I don't know about speaker spikes but, my subs definetly sound better with the DYI sub risers. They can be made in about 1 1/2 hour. When I had the RF 7's on a wood floor I eventually put them on thick rubber mats to improve the sound. It makes sense because the speaker normal feet on wood floors vibrate to some extent.

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I'm skeptical...

....all the more reason to try it and find out for yourself. :)

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