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Auralex Pro Pad vs. Primacoustic Recoil Stabilizer? Acoustic Panels
Old 3rd August 2017
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Auralex Pro Pad vs. Primacoustic Recoil Stabilizer?

Hi friends

I need an upgrade from my Auralex MoPAD. Good monitor isolation is very essential.
The primacoustic Recoil Stabilizer seems to be a huge improvement or is the
Auralex ProPAD a better choice?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w1LQpAcYAU
Old 4th August 2017
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I believe in the concept that the speaker should be stable and not move. I also noticed that in the test he did not push the speaker with the Primacoustic stabilizer to test that it did not move but with that neoprene rubber pad it might. Years ago I heard a test with a pair of speakers on floor metal stands that were spiked vs not spiked stands and the difference was very noticeable.
Old 16th August 2017
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Hi friends

I need an upgrade from my Auralex MoPAD. Good monitor isolation is very essential.
The primacoustic Recoil Stabilizer seems to be a huge improvement or is the
Auralex ProPAD a better choice?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w1LQpAcYAU
I have the Auralex MoPAD. I'm not familiar with Primacoustic but if your Auralex is worn down, yes definitely replace it.

Unfortunately, all rubber - silicone materials are subject to dry rot, It's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when.

The question would be which of the two lasts longer and go with that one. If it's not worn out, keep it and save your money.
Old 20th August 2017
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Old 16th September 2017
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Thanks a lot to all of you!

Never had a material problem with my MoPAD. I put some wood and gum on top of my MoPAD to get a wannabe ProPAD. The result is stunning, especially in the midrange.
The L8R130 is to high for my application. I will build a 8% angled cement mould
in combination with the IsoAcoustic ISO-Puck set in the future.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm2d8uHtpHc
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Old 23rd September 2017
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Originally Posted by Soundclass View Post
Thanks a lot to all of you!

Never had a material problem with my MoPAD. I put some wood and gum on top of my MoPAD to get a wannabe ProPAD. The result is stunning, especially in the midrange.
The L8R130 is to high for my application. I will build a 8% angled cement mould
in combination with the IsoAcoustic ISO-Puck set in the future.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm2d8uHtpHc

I need to look into adding some wood and gum layers to my mopads, where did you source the gum layer?
Old 23rd September 2017
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Old 23rd September 2017
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Seconded. I've never tried anyone's 'pads', but when I went from nothing to the isoacoustics stands for my Dynaudio BM5A MkII's, I was really surprised by the noticeable improvement. I don't have them anymore, but I did REW scans before and after which confirmed what I was hearing.
Old 20th April 2018
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The cement block is finished!

I'm super glad about it. The bass is super solid and not that boomy anymore... and the highs are more pristine. It's not night and day, but really noticeable.
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