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lwhitefl
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Using speaker spikes on wood floors

I currently have B&W N802 speakers resting on small felt pads directly on a wood floor which is cemented to the concrete pad underneath. I'm considering putting the B&W N802 spikes back on the speakers (they were used when I had carpeting in the room) and protect the wood floors with "tendercups" which are small metal devices that accept the spikes and protect the wood floor.

Is there any real advantage to using the spikes on a wood floor? Will spikes likely improve the resolution? Will spikes likely help or hurt the base response?

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Re: Using speaker spikes on wood floors

The spikes should help, I don't see how in your situation they could not.

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Re: Using speaker spikes on wood floors

Easy solution:

If you are single, spike the speakers directly to the floor and don't worry about it.

If you have spousal responsibilities, spike the speakers directly to the floor and ask forgiveness if your spouse notices and gets upset.

Are we not audiophile men?

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Re: Using speaker spikes on wood floors

I have a similar problem because (1) my speaker stands have to use spikes or felt pads, because the screws on the bottom aren't flush (so it'd be wobbly) and (2) I rent, so damaging the floor is a no-no.

I stick felt pads or pennies underneath the spikes (I couldn't tell the difference in sound or bass response). They eventually poke through the felt pads, though. If you discover a better solution, let me know. It'd be nice to have something durable that doesn't scratch the floor.

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Re: Using speaker spikes on wood floors

Mail order audio sites like Audio Advisor and Mapleshade sell footers (like the ones below) that go under the spikes. I've got 2 1/2 inch spikes piercing carpet to the slab- hope the wife doesn't figure it out.

http://www.audioadvisor.com/products.asp?dept=66&pagenumber=2&sort_on=title&sort_by=

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