Floor mounting advice for downward firing speakers

Shanka

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Hi,

I have been experimenting with what to mount my speakers on, Proac Studio 140's.

I have a seagrass matted room with underlay about 3.5m x 5.5m large sofa and armchair, speakers aimed towards sofa.

It is a victorian conversion so there is a cavity under the floor.

So far I have tried slate and granite but they are taking away too much warmth in the bass, maybe more 'hifi' but not what I am looking for, I am thinking now of carpet tiles , rubber mats or maybe cork tiles, any suggestions on this ?

I am trying to reduce the bass going through the floor too much but not so much as I lose the warmth.

This is only a minor tweak as am still very happy with my set up, even friends who scoff at my 'madness' have been impressed so I am not looking for a huge change.

Any views welcomed, maybe I am just losing the plot a bit but I hope I am speaking to other like minded oddballs,

Thanks
 
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What about 'damping' the floor from underneath the floorboards? Extra wooden strutting beneath the floor/attaching underlay under the boards etc.
 

Shanka

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Hi,

Thanks for the comment and advice but that is a bit drastic for what I am looking to do.

Mind you I did also consider knocking into the spare room to give me a larger room which would improve the sound hugely.

Thanks, maybe I will just try my little tweaks and see what works best.Was just looking for different material suggestions.
 
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I solved this problem by making some 1 cm thick 'tiles' the size of the footprint of the speaker from silicone sealer. I squeezed it into a homemade mould and let it set. It worked wonders at removing boom and really tightened up the bass.
 

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