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Old 16th August 2007
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sorbothane blocks

Looking to decouple my monitors from the desk they are on. Someone told me that sorbothane needs to be a specific thickness in relationship to the weight of the speaker. It did not come from a reliable source so i wanted to throw it out here. I was looking at blocks that are .5" think and 1" wide. A pair of Adam A7's will sit on top of them. They are 19lbs each.


here are the blocks

http://www.jmkaudio.com/
Old 16th August 2007
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Looking to decouple my monitors from the desk they are on. Someone told me that sorbothane needs to be a specific thickness in relationship to the weight of the speaker. It did not come from a reliable source so i wanted to throw it out here. I was looking at blocks that are .5" think and 1" wide. A pair of Adam A7's will sit on top of them. They are 19lbs each.


here are the blocks

http://www.jmkaudio.com/

I don't get it--why don't you just call jmk audio? Don't think you could have a more reliable source, or how about the manufacturer??....good luck...
Old 17th August 2007
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www.sorbothane.com
Download the size pre weight program.
Have used the 1" by .5" for speakers down to 10 pounds and works great. More weight on the same size compress the material more and gives better decoupling.
I stock Sorbothane up to 5/8" thick, can get 1" thickness.
Old 17th August 2007
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Also watch the type of sorbothane you use as their are different ratings. We used to use it for turntables on large PA's to stop the feedback. Worked better than guys suspending stuff on rubber bands and various other things.

I also have iso balls made out of the stuff and they work well for other components.
Old 17th August 2007
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Also watch the type of sorbothane you use as their are different ratings. We used to use it for turntables on large PA's to stop the feedback. Worked better than guys suspending stuff on rubber bands and various other things.

I also have iso balls made out of the stuff and they work well for other components.
Durometer rating from 30 to 70, 30 being the softest.
30 and 50 is what I stock, depending on application.
Old 18th August 2007
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I don't get it--why don't you just call jmk audio? Don't think you could have a more reliable source, or how about the manufacturer??....good luck...
uhmm. I want real world answers. I don't need some guy telling me, ehh don't worry about it, these will be fine and find out later they're not. Ever meet an appliance salesman??? I come to this site because I want something more then a manufacturers biased opinion.
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