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marpow

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I finally got my isolation pads, slightly angled downward. Significant difference, mainly bass response, like the cabinet below was sucking the bass before it got to my ears. I little better clarity as the tweeters are more in line with my ears. Placebo effect, yes/no? I used them on fronts R/L and Center. I tried a variety of music, 5.1, 2.0, 4.0 and even 3.0. All variations sounded better to me. They are a little ugly but I can clean them up. I still need to do the rears (cat litter in the stands and flat isolation pad between metal stand screwed to bottom of rear speakers). Always baby steps with me. My speakers are the B&W Diamond 805D3 and center HTM1D3 shown here on stands but my fronts are not on stands but cabinets.
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marpow

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I did my last tweak for now with gear. Isolation pads are at fronts. I filled the rear surround stands with sand, they where hollow, added an isolation pad between bottom of speaker and metal plate of stand.
A few pictures. Sorry they are so big.
Big question: For a little work and about $60.00 was there a noticeable difference? The front speakers with the isolation pads tapered downward, noticeable improvement, mostly in bass response. The rears where I filled with sand etc, not as much but hard to tell? They do sound very separate, meaning I don't seem to hear bleeding randomly in the room, but maybe I like that or are used to it? I'll keep it this way for awhile to see if my brain/ears can settle in.
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4-earredwonder

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I did my last tweak for now with gear. Isolation pads are at fronts. I filled the rear surround stands with sand, they where hollow, added an isolation pad between bottom of speaker and metal plate of stand.
A few pictures. Sorry they are so big.
Big question: For a little work and about $60.00 was there a noticeable difference? The front speakers with the isolation pads tapered downward, noticeable improvement, mostly in bass response. The rears where I filled with sand etc, not as much but hard to tell? They do sound very separate, meaning I don't seem to hear bleeding randomly in the room, but maybe I like that or are used to it? I'll keep it this way for awhile to see if my brain/ears can settle in.
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Good job, Markie. Even a MINOR improvement, IMO, is a VICTORY!
 

dabl

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Link to the isolation pads you used would be helpful.
 
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