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  • Isolation from bottom and top cabinets

    I am building a speaker system that has two 8" RSS210HO-4 drivers in a tower type cabinet and the top cabinet is like a bookshelf speaker. I was wondering what everybody thinks is the best way to isolate the two cabinets.

  • #2
    Is the top cabinet basically a bookshelf speaker sitting on a bass bin? If so, Sorbothane pads are the best for vibration damping but expensive, rubber feet would work.


    • #3
      First standard response: The location under your mains is very rarely the best place for a sub. Aesthetically good, not necessarily acoustically good.

      For isolation... first brace the sub cabs well, then regular old rubber feet will be fine.
      Electronics engineer, woofer enthusiast, and musician.
      Wogg Music
      Published projects: PPA100 Bass Guitar Amp, ISO El-Cheapo Sub, Indy 8 2.1 powered sub, MicroSat, SuperNova Minimus


      • #4
        I use drawer/shelf lining. Works great.


        • #5
          Thanks for the replys. Yes its like a book shelf speaker. I am using drawer linings now but I wanted something better looking. I was thinking rubber feet so I will probably go that route but the sorbothane sheet sounds interesting.
          AFA putting the bass cabinet in a different spot, I designed it as a tower speaker. The crossover is at 200 hz going to a Purifi mid. I am also using the new Tang Band 2" softdome mid from 1khz to 4khz then to a berylium Belisma tweeter. Quad amp setup with Parasound and Stasis amps.


          • #6
            Could trim exact fit pads out of sheet neoprene... If you have a place that supplies computer hardware locally you can often get cheap mouse pads to cut up.
            I'm certainly not good at this. Just stubborn enough to keep going.