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Tue Oct 6, 2020, 08:43 PM

Let's say hypothetically, you wanted to buy some carpet spikes for your speakers

And you found these at a good price and they pretty much look like what you want ...

Do you order them, or not?

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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Tue Oct 6, 2020, 08:44 PM

1. What'a carpet spike for speakers?

Never ran into this....but I am only 67....

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 6, 2020, 08:53 PM

3. You don't want your speakers to be unsteady, so these spikes set them on a hard surface

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 6, 2020, 08:54 PM

4. Pretty much any floor-standing speaker made in the last 35 years ...

Has screw-holes in the bottom of them into which one can screw spikes.

Here is an example set ...

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000465141638.html

If you use the speakers on carpet, they are meant to penetrate the pile and the pad to reach the floor. They allow you to adjust the 'level' as well. It's a means to both increase stability, and in some cases, improve your sound quality.

If you use the speakers on a hardwood or tile floor, you can then insert the pads between the tip of the spike and the floor.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 6, 2020, 09:02 PM

6. By the way, what's three words an audiophile should never say to his wife?

Yup ... "Carpet Piercing Spikes"

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 6, 2020, 09:08 PM

7. OK, OK...you guys are hi tech audiophiles!

Give me my Soundlink or Al-Tec Lansing Jolt and I don't need to drive screws in the floor.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 6, 2020, 09:27 PM

9. There's no driving of screws in the floor ...

The spikes thread into holders on the bottom of the speakers, and the spikes point downward ... to pierce the carpet and the tips contact the floor underneath

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 6, 2020, 09:34 PM

10. Actually, My most awesome audiophile experience happened in 1976....

We had 1 dozen Bose 901 knock-offs on line in Farmington Maine on Main St....then we shut down the town. Tripped the mains....

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 02:11 PM

16. That's f***ing ROCK AND ROLL right there!

My stepdad still has his 901's he bought in 1980, they still work.

They sound like crap though, and always have IMHO.

BUT they do an awesome job of rocking the house if you're not looking for a lot of detail and just want a loud and all-enveloping sort of sound.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Tue Oct 6, 2020, 08:52 PM

2. Wow, that is some insane marketing.

The answer to your question is HELL NO.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 6, 2020, 08:59 PM

5. Pretty sure they're trying to say basically they look like shit so if you care how your setup looks

Don't buy this particular set.

Which is, I suppose, somewhat cool of them.

But of course they sell much more expensive ones than this, so ...

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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Tue Oct 6, 2020, 09:22 PM

8. What, you're not willing to spring for levitating speakers?

I mean, if you really cared about music....

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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Tue Oct 6, 2020, 10:28 PM

11. Has no one said this here? Spikes minimize vibrations going into the floor.

Spikes minimize the amount of frictional contact with the floor.

Levitating speakers, such as in the post above, would be the best.

Mine are on casters, and it's been good enough.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 10:34 AM

12. I have my speakers sitting on 8" cinder blocks on carpet.

My speakers came with spikes. I thought they sat too low with the spikes so I raised them with the blocks.

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Response to Hotler (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 02:07 PM

15. Getting the tweeters to the appropriate (ear) height is KEY!

I actually just need about an extra 1-2" to get 'em up where I want 'em for my setup.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 11:13 AM

13. If you have a bench grinder, the "rough and crazy" is no problem

Install a buffing wheel on it, apply a little jeweler’s rouge (it’s a very fine abrasive) or white polishing compound (sold at auto parts stores) and shine them up.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 02:04 PM

14. If I actually cared I'd just spend a few more bucks and buy stainless ones

But thanks for the idea

I just thought the wording was hilarious.

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