By Wilde Becker. Speaker Stands. At Wednesday, July 03rd 2019, 16:38:42 PM.
You may have noticed that some speaker stands are fitted with spikes on the base, which help to make a rigid and stable contact with the floor. As long as the stands are both robust and stable, this strategy works well on solid floors, but you may find that it causes problems on wooden floors, due to vibrations from the speaker cabinet being transferred to the floor via the rigid stand and spikes. The floor will then act as the king of soundboards!
A cheap DIY option is to build a couple of towers by stacking concrete blocks or bricks. This low–cost approach really works — we’ve used it successfully on more than one Studio SOS visit — and because of the high mass, very little vibrational energy makes it through to the floor. Some people like the rugged appearance of bricks, but if it’s not to your taste you can always disguise them with cloth drapes, or even spray them gold if you like that kind of thing!
One of the roles of an effective speaker support is to prevent such vibrations from being transferred into other structures, such as wooden floors, desktops, shelves or mixer meterbridges. It should also hold the speaker as firmly as possible, to reduce movement due to the action/reaction effect.
The corner shelf might also be an excellent place for a small tv. Wall mounts are not as tricky as dangling ceiling mounts. Flooring should not be bare, so you may have to pick out carpets. Home Theater Floors Floors could be soundproofed in several varied ways according to which the final floor is going to be installed. Carpeting will raise the standard of your sound also. Did you know that the level and carpet will quiet the caliber of audio from speakers?