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Old 04-14-2012, 12:43 AM   #1
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Question About the Subwoofer in the Onkyo HT-S7409 Package

So I'm leaning towards this package for my first surround setup Onkyo HT-S7409

I'm moving into the ground floor or a 2 family house next month. Hardwood floors. I THINK the bedrooms are above my apartment.

I noticed the subwoofer in this package has "spikes" as feet. Does that reduce the vibrations any more than normal feet or no feet?

I've heard spiked feet aren't that great for hard wood floors and wasn't planning on putting an area rug under my tv stand, I guess I should buy a piece of Subdude to put under the subwoofer?
(planning on putting the sub to the right of the tv stand)

I guess it will help vibrations even more, I just don't want to drain out the sub to the point where I don't hear it, lol.

I really don't want to be the rude guy with the surround sound downstairs so I'm not gonna go full blast with the volume and I'm not gonna keep the base that high either.

Thanks for your input.
Old 04-14-2012, 06:38 AM   #2
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You can get chair leg covers at home depot that would work nicely, they are like little rubber boots for chairs.
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:48 PM   #3
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Coming late to the party but...

It would be a huge oversight on Onkyo's part if they didn't include the small metal discs with the spikes to protect hardwood floors.

Isolation spikes are meant to reduce the amount of area the speaker makes contact with the floor. This increases resistance to vibrations from the sub to the floor. Why would isolation spikes be on a 120 watt sub? Probably mostly for aesthetics. Most folks with wood stud floors agree that spikes make the bass seem tighter. I myself don't notice much of a difference since I'm on a concrete slab and that is with me having astronomically more ( two DefTech SuperCube Reference ) than 120 watts of subs.
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