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Cornwalls - placement on hardwood floors?

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Howdy all - 

 

I have a pair of late Cornwall I's with risers and little metal sliders on the bottom of the risers.  They are currently on the hardwood floor of my basement (which is on a subfloor on the foundation), and while I can get them fairly stable (by sticking coasters under the sliders and such), it's never quite perfect, and I suspect my speakers are moving microscopically during loud passages.

 

Is there a "best practice" solution for placing these speakers so they are rock-solid on a hardwood floor without HARMING the floor? I don't want to use spikes directly on it.

 

Rubber feet, brass feet, spikes into little trays, spikes into another slab of wood that's on the floor, rubber feet on top of a piece of granite..?  I'm looking for a "high value" and simple solution that won't require anything exotic and will make these speakers absolutely stable.

 

Thank you for your help!

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Rubber pads will work fine.

There is a great deal of talk about "coupling" cabinets to the floor .... take it with a grain of salt. Good luck and enjoy the Cornwalls. They are a nice sounding speaker!

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1 hour ago, Chiliarches said:

Howdy all - 

 

I have a pair of late Cornwall I's with risers and little metal sliders on the bottom of the risers.  They are currently on the hardwood floor of my basement (which is on a subfloor on the foundation), and while I can get them fairly stable (by sticking coasters under the sliders and such), it's never quite perfect, and I suspect my speakers are moving microscopically during loud passages.

 

Is there a "best practice" solution for placing these speakers so they are rock-solid on a hardwood floor without HARMING the floor? I don't want to use spikes directly on it.

 

Rubber feet, brass feet, spikes into little trays, spikes into another slab of wood that's on the floor, rubber feet on top of a piece of granite..?  I'm looking for a "high value" and simple solution that won't require anything exotic and will make these speakers absolutely stable.

 

Thank you for your help!

rubber mat

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I use Herbies audio labs big fat dots which I place four under the risers of my Cornwalls.  Two in the front and two in the back.  They are 1/4” high and isolate the speaker from the floor and they keep the speaker stable.  These work really well for me and are not very expensive.

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Sorbothane is amazing but a bit pricey. I use hemispheres under my turntable.

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Any soft rubber feet will do, if the floor is uneven use 3 in a triangular pattern to assure a wobble free footing.

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Go to your local floor covering shop and have them cut you a couple pieces of glue-down rubber-backed carpet, commercial grade.  It doesn't matter what pattern or color if it doesn't protrude.

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I grabbed a couple of floor mats/runners from Home Depot, cheap and works fine for me.

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