Another question on dampers.....
Mar 25, 2006 at 1:54 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 9

KenW

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Here's the situation. My cabinetry and the way I have to lay things out forces me to have my amp on a shelf which is directly above to pull out shelves containing my CDs/DVDs. When I'm listening and I either go to get another CD or someone pulls out the other drawer containing DVDs, I get some feedback from tube vibrations. I know about vibrapods and Herbies dampers but wonder if anyone has come across anything else? A mat type deal? If not, I guess I'll see about getting some vibrapods and order up another set of Herbies dampers or two or maybe take a shot at something from Home Depot and do some trial and error.

Any help appreciated.
 
Mar 25, 2006 at 2:22 PM Post #2 of 9

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I have the Herbie's Halos on my amps and I am very happy. Have you tried an old mouse pad? Specially a thick one below your amp may solve your problem quite inexpensively. As an alternative if you have a couple of tennis/racketball balls cut them in half and use it as "feet". Good luck.
 
Mar 25, 2006 at 2:27 PM Post #3 of 9

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Cutting tennis/racquetballs? You serious? No way I'd have ever come up with that one! I think there are some old tennis balls around. Might be worth a shot. Not the prettiest thing but if it works....
 
Mar 25, 2006 at 3:12 PM Post #4 of 9

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If you're on your way to home depot, you can try a sheet of styrofoam, use the extruded type (not the white beaded material). This material is at the core of many of the expensive vibration pads sold today. Usually they have a mult-layer composition, including particle board, styrofoam, and a sheetmetal top. All these materials are available at HD, if you want to produce your own $1.99 version. (do keep in mind that you will need a solvent free adhesive to bond the styrofoam to the other materials
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Mar 25, 2006 at 3:20 PM Post #5 of 9

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Gary is still out of stock according to his website, but if I were you I'd drop him a line. Reading about your particular problem, Pandafeet seem to be the perfect solution since they also work horizontally. You just need to know the weight of you amp. I have all my equipment floating on them.
 
Mar 25, 2006 at 3:44 PM Post #6 of 9

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Originally Posted by raisin
If you're on your way to home depot, you can try a sheet of styrofoam, use the extruded type (not the white beaded material). This material is at the core of many of the expensive vibration pads sold today. Usually they have a mult-layer composition, including particle board, styrofoam, and a sheetmetal top. All these materials are available at HD, if you want to produce your own $1.99 version. (do keep in mind that you will need a solvent free adhesive to bond the styrofoam to the other materials
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Sounds like an easy DIY project. I'm assuming that the sheet metal is on top, styrofoam in the middle and particle board on bottom?
 
Mar 25, 2006 at 7:35 PM Post #7 of 9

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Mass or squishy ?

depends on what works with the individual piece of gear.The "Halo" suggestion id a good one.they work period.

But so do wooden wheels from the hobby shop for making little wooden toy cars
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For the foundation i like a slab of marble or a garden paver under my ampsthere is also the "sandbox" type added mass isolation :

http://www.cognitivevent.com/sandbox.html


And the the DIY "squishy" type foundations :

http://www.soundstage.com/weaver03.htm

http://www.audiotweaks.com/diy2/bran...orm/page02.htm

http://www.audio-ideas.com/reviews/a...-tweaks-3.html


I have even used squash balls or hockey pucks (real ones !) with success,

bottom line is there is no universal one way but only system dependant solutions and why i go the DIY path.Can get damned expensive tring out all the commercial methods until you hit the right combination
 

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