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I have issues with my sub (Polk PSW505) rattling my room. Has anyone used a SubDude? If so, how much did it help reduce rattle? Did it kill/lessen the effect of your sub? Were you able to increase the level of your sub because of the reduced structural vibrations?

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*Looking at this on. 15"x15" which is the size of my sub.
http://www.amazon.com/Auralex-SubDude-II-Subwoofer-Acoustic-Isolation/dp/B00DI5AXNI
     
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I don't know, but I'm about to order one after reading some of those customer reviews. It's a tad on the big side for me though, but it sounds like it's worth it. I'm getting sick of feeling the vibrations of my sub in the floor with my feet when I'm in a relaxed and reclined position.

 

 

Edit: B&H has a very good deal on it, but you need to have a B&H account to see it:

 

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/969016-REG/auralex_subdude_ii_subwoofer_isolation.html

 

 

Edit #2: It seems the market has a plethora of products like this. Hmm... I might just have to find out which one is the best.


Edited by TwoCables - 10/1/15 at 9:53pm
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I don't know, but I'm about to order one after reading some of those customer reviews. It's a tad on the big side for me though, but it sounds like it's worth it. I'm getting sick of feeling the vibrations of my sub in the floor with my feet when I'm in a relaxed and reclined position.


Edit: B&H has a very good deal on it, but you need to log in to your account to see it:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/969016-REG/auralex_subdude_ii_subwoofer_isolation.html


Edit #2: It seems the market has a plethora of products like this. Hmm... I might just have to find out which one is the best.

Yea, they don't seem like a bad idea. Really hate when I turn my sub up and hear the studs in my walls rattling. Hell, everything.

Might order one tonight. I'll take a look at the site you mentioned.
     
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Yea, they don't seem like a bad idea. Really hate when I turn my sub up and hear the studs in my walls rattling. Hell, everything.

Might order one tonight. I'll take a look at the site you mentioned.

 

Actually, you might even be able to accomplish a similar result by putting the subwoofer on a nicely folded (and thick) bath towel (folded into a square). Or two bath towels.

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Actually, you might even be able to accomplish a similar result by putting the subwoofer on a nicely folded (and thick) bath towel (folded into a square). Or two bath towels.

I thought about trying that and have done it in the past. Would like it to look nice also. I think the sub would look pretty slick on one of these. At $50 - $60 bucks they aren't super cheap or anything, but, not a terrible investment if they work well and look good. Would have to imagine these would work out better. Though who knows.

*I think you can find sizes smaller then 15"x15" btw.
     
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I ordered one off of Amazon. Figured it's worth the extra $8 to get the ease of dealing with issues that come with ordering through them.

Can't wait to see how this thing works out. Will be delivered on the 7th - 10th.

*I'll be sure to post what I think of it here. thumb.gif
     
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I thought about trying that and have done it in the past. Would like it to look nice also. I think the sub would look pretty slick on one of these. At $50 - $60 bucks they aren't super cheap or anything, but, not a terrible investment if they work well and look good. Would have to imagine these would work out better. Though who knows.

*I think you can find sizes smaller then 15"x15" btw.

 

Yeah, ~$60 for a one-time purchase that should last practically forever is an extremely low-cost investment. It's kind of like very good LED lights: some people think that they're way too expensive, but not when you consider how long they last.

 

Anyway, Auralex's website only shows two sizes for this: this one and the HT, the big one (for Home Theaters). They have other products that are similar, but they wouldn't fit properly at all.

 

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I ordered one off of Amazon. Figured it's worth the extra $8 to get the ease of dealing with issues that come with ordering through them.

Can't wait to see how this thing works out. Will be delivered on the 7th - 10th.

*I'll be sure to post what I think of it here. thumb.gif

 

Yeah, Amazon.com is top-notch. Every single time I've had to deal with their customer service, I was left with the impression that my complete satisfaction was their ONLY concern.

 

By the way, is your subwoofer on carpet? Mine is.

 

I'd love to order it right now, but after seeing that the market has a plethora of products that are similar and claim to do the same thing, I personally can't feel comfortable just jumping into it. I might also just see what happens if I put my subwoofer on top of a folded bath towel or two: I'd bet I'd get some pretty good results. I don't need it to look good in my current situation, so that could be my solution. Only, I'm not so hot on the idea of having a folded bath towel or two collecting dust down there. Yikes. With something like the SubDude, I can just vacuum the dust off it really quickly and I'm done. With a folded up bath towel... yikes.

 

 

Edit: I am definitely sold on this concept! I'm trying the folded up bath towel trick right now and I must say, I think it's making a fairly good-sized difference that I can both hear and feel (no more vibrations in the carpet)!

 

So yeah, I'm really liking this so far! It's not a HUGE difference, but it's still a difference that I'm already in love with (of course, it's just a neatly-folded bath towel). The low-end is definitely higher in quality, and I can't feel the carpet or floor vibrating anymore. Crazy. All I have to do now is either order the SubDude II, or find something else that is supposed to do the same thing (decouple the subwoofer from the floor).


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Bump for decoupling your subwoofer from the floor!

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That's what I like about audio compared to PC hardware. You get long term usage for your money. I'm no audiophile, but, it's nice after being used to buying expensive PC hardware to be able to buy something to use for decades not years. I don't really put much work on my sound system though. I talk about rattling the studs but that's when I'm doing bass tests. In my normal use I keep it fairly low. Maybe I'll be able to kick the bass up more with this subdude and not feel like going to blow things up. biggrin.gif


Are you looking for one for your PC? What size is that sub?

They have decouplers for bookshelf speakers and the such... (Dimensions (W x D x H): 10.43 x 12.99 x 1.57 inches) Come in packs of two.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007YFWUDO/ref=s9_cartx_gw_d3_g267_i3?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=desktop-4&pf_rd_r=12FX146TVTGS1P181A70&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=2090149782&pf_rd_i=desktop

That's a different brand and only used options, but, might help put you on the correct path.


As for the brand the SubDude (Also called AmpDude) was the ones I saw mentioned all over the place. Seem like the go to brand. They also make really large ones for guitar amps ( http://www.auralex.com/product/great-gramma/ )


It's on a wood floor. Crawl space under the house. Really a worst case for subwoofer usage and rattle.
     
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That's what I like about audio compared to PC hardware. You get long term usage for your money. I'm no audiophile, but, it's nice after being used to buying expensive PC hardware to be able to buy something to use for decades not years. I don't really put much work on my sound system though. I talk about rattling the studs but that's when I'm doing bass tests. In my normal use I keep it fairly low. Maybe I'll be able to kick the bass up more with this subdude and not feel like going to blow things up. biggrin.gif

 

I think it's possible that you'll also hear an improved low-end quality.

 

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Are you looking for one for your PC? What size is that sub?

 

10.5" wide and 10" deep. So it seems I'd want to look at isolation pads for studio monitors instead.

 

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As for the brand the SubDude (Also called AmpDude) was the ones I saw mentioned all over the place. Seem like the go to brand. They also make really large ones for guitar amps ( http://www.auralex.com/product/great-gramma/ )

 

Yeah, Auralex is #1.

 

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It's on a wood floor. Crawl space under the house. Really a worst case for subwoofer usage and rattle.

 

Oh wow.

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