-Soft Fat Dots Comments-Name: Fintan
Message: Would fat dots or soft fat dots be more suited for a speaker (8lb, 12"x6"x8") sitting on top of an identical (unused) speaker which is on top of a solid storage unit? Vibration isn't major with this one. Thanks for the advice
Webmaster's reply: Either should do very well. Speakers of this size are sort of in-between the distinguishing criteria of Soft and Fat Dots, being within the parameters of both. Depending on the overall vibrational environment, one might work better than the other as far as sonic results, but the only way to know would be to audition both. Monitor and bookshelf speakers of this size can be difficult to tame because they generate a lot of mechanical acoustical energy relative to their mass. Fat Dots and Soft Fat Dots are both highly efficient and effective and you most likely wouldn't go wrong with either. In the particular application you describe, Soft Fat Dots would be an excellent choice. You might also consider small "Thin" Fat Dots between the bottom speaker and storage unit for a more-thorough isolation/decoupling.
Message: I have a bookshelf speaker weighing 8lb, placed on top of a computer desk (made of MDF, 3/4" thick, 1ft x 2ft area). Would some small or medium soft fat dots be the best choice to stop the bass from vibrating through the desk? Thanks
Webmaster's reply: If the desk is fairly solid and rigid, four Square Fat Dots under each speaker should be ideal. If the desk is more on the flimsy side, four Medium Soft Fat Dots under each speaker would most likely be the best solution (Large Soft Fat Dots if the vibration and resonance is really severe).
Message: Hi Herbie,
I have a pair of JBL LSR305 monitors weighing in at 10.12 lbs each. What type/size of dot would be recommended for mounting these speakers on free-standing speaker stands?
Webmaster's reply: Either four Square Fat Dots or four Medium Soft Fat Dots under each speaker should do very well. Square Fat Dots would be our primary recommendation.
Name: douglas milch
Message: i have some vintage ads l200 mini speakers flanking my cpunformdesktop use. id like to isolate and tip them up slightly ala the audio engine a2 rubber stands. what would be the best way to accopmlish this? fat dots infront and thin inthe back ? or some other configuration. thanks
Webmaster's reply: Sure, Fat Dots in front, "Thin" Fat Dots in the back works very well. Fat and "Thin" Fat Dots can be stacked for various heights, as well. With a Fat Dot under each front corner, you can adjust the amount of angle by sliding the Dots incrementally along the sides toward the back to achieve more height. A pair of small or regular "Thin" Fat Dots at the back and Herbie's Gabon Ebony Domes under the front works very well also (ebony dome can also be placed on a Herbie's Hush Puckies "base pad only" for additional height and increased isolation/decoupling).
Message: Hi, Herbie.
I've got a pair of Cambridge Audio S30 loudpeakers currently sitting into niches of an Ikea Expedit shelves. Unfortunately, as they vibrate, the whole unit resonates so I was wondering if there's benefit from using isolation under the speakers to minimize this effect.
If so, what would you recommend? Soft Fat Dots or Square Fat Dots?
The speakers are 160h x 226w x 220d and they weight 6.6lb.
Webmaster's Reply: With a strong, rigid shelf, four Square Fat Dots under each speaker would be ideal. There are lots of different configurations for Ikea Expedit shelves; most don't seem to be very strong and rigid. By your description, it seems the vibrational environment is relatively severe. Four Large Soft Fat Dots under each speaker would most likely be the best solution.
Name: Jim S.
Message: Maybe a stupid question, but what is the diff between a SOFT FAT DOT and the
"THIN FAT DOT ? Both are 1/8 thick, yes?
Webmaster's reply: Soft Fat Dots are soft and compliant; "Thin" Fat Dots are a very firm vibration-blocking material, as are all other dBNeutralizer-based products.
Name: Chris Holmes
Message: Hi. I just purchased a pair of B&W PM1 loudspeakers which will be placed on a walnut credenza. What type of dots would you recommend me to get?
Webmaster's reply: Four Large Soft Fat Dots under each speaker should do very well. (If the credenza is solid and rigid, four Square Fat Dots would do very well also.)
Message: Hello, Herbie!
How many Soft Fat Dots are recommended for proper isolation of a bookshelf speaker? Three or four? Cheers!
Webmaster's reply: Four virtually always provides an audibly better result than three. With four, the areas of the speaker cabinet are more evenly divided for vibration control, you have superior lateral stability, more vibration absorbing and blocking "beef" to do the job, greater latitude with placement of the footers.
Message: Looking for something to use under Magnepan 1.6 with the metal stands Magnepan supplies. Speakers sit on a hardwood floor and don't need to be moved once properly located. Your suggestions would be appreciated.
Webmaster's reply: Most of our 1.6 customers use Little Fat Gliders with pressure-sensitive adhesive. Four Square Fat Dots or four Big Fat Dots under each also does a superb job. (There's no such thing as speakers never need to be moved once properly located--with any change of components, cables, addition of accessories, or change in room decor, toeing the speakers in or out a little or other minor adjustment in placement is often needed to bring out the ideal imaging, soundstage, and tonal balance.)
Message: Hi Herbie,
Can you do Soft Fat Dots with adhesive on one side if I need them?
Webmaster's reply: Soft Fat Dots are not available with pressure-sensitive adhesive.
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