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I have 4 DCM floor speakers that have a port on the bottom. Would I get better or cleaner bass if I place the speakers on a hard surface? If so, what should I place under them, as I have carpet?
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post #2 of 10
Actually carpet prevents reflection, giving you a more accurate production of sounds. Placing them under a hard surface will give you crazy and uneven sound reflections. So yes, carpet is good.
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I thought that carpet absorbs the sound, and kinda muffles it. Making the bass not so punchy.
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post #4 of 10
get some spikes/cones
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Personal preference really, take a look at a

then make your own.
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I really really really wouldn't worry about it. Carpet isn't going to absorb low frequencies at all, it would affect high frequencies.... it's not a port's job to release either. The port simply provides pressure equalization for the cone. I wouldn't worry at all.
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Get some spikes for them.
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post #8 of 10
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Get some spikes for them.
Yeah, what do they actually do? I have two huge KEF speakers, and they have those ugly spikes under them... What the?
    
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Yeah, what do they actually do? I have two huge KEF speakers, and they have those ugly spikes under them... What the?
The spikes 'attaches' the subwoofer enclosure to the floor to prevent shaking of the enclosure or stand. They aren't ugly http://www.parts-express.com/wizards...ge+Flash+Panel
Here's a read about them. http://www.audioholics.com/education...019s-the-point
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post #10 of 10
spikes are actually meant to decouple your speakers from the floor and at the same time give them a more secure footing. If you put them on a hard floor you'll just need to use the little discs that were supplied with the speakers/spikes. You may want a throw rug in front of the speakers though.

I even built outriggers for mine biggrin.gif

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