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VinnieG
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Footfall causing skips!

I recently moved into a new house, and when I walk on certain floorboards near the turntable (which sits on a pretty sturdy bookshelf), the turntable skips.

Wall-mounting may be difficult, and I was hoping to try some isolation feet/pads first.  Does anyone have any suggestions?  I have seen Herbie's Tenderfeet (http://herbiesaudiolab.net/compfeet.htm) and Vibrapods (www.vibrapod.com) discussed, and was wondering if anyone had any experience with these products or other similar products.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

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I Believe

SM had good fortune using the Audioquest Q Feet under his friend's Music Hall USB-1: http://www.stereophile.com/content/entry-level-9

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Great. Thank you for the

Great. Thank you for the response. I will look into that option.

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isolation

If the bookshelf unit has feet or stands at its 4 corners it may be tippy at one of the corners where it contacts a particular floor board. That is probably the problem. Cutting a piece of board the full size of the base and putting the shelf unit on top of it will eliminate the tippiness by spreading the contact across a broad area rather than just the corners.

You may also want to consider putting a piece of carpeting or foam cut to size under the bookshelf unit to isolate it from the floor.

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I wanted to give the board a

I wanted to give the board a quick update. I ended up purchasing a set of large IsoNodes, and these have done an excellent job of isolating the turntable to stop skipping. If I jump up and down in front of the turntable it still can skip slightly, but normal walking/running is fine. 

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(imagines)

(the reader imagines VinnieG jumping up and down in his listening room in front of his turntable)

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Looks like I will need to get

Looks like I will need to get rid of my House of Pain album...

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Hmmmm

Strongly recommended in any case...lol.

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LOL

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