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Old 29th September 2018
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Originally Posted by Drumsound View Post
Round base cast stand based seem to transmit more vibration from physical surroundings than tripod based stands.
This example shows that mass isn't the only variable that matters: compliance matters too. When coupling floor vibration upward though a tripod stand, flexture in the diagonally descending legs likely offers a bit of "shock absorption". In contrast, a vertical steel stand riser has essentially no compliance at stage-rumble frequencies. Still, whether or not leg compliance overcomes the lower overall mass probably depends on the vibrational frequency being coupled and the nature of the floor. I suspect if you put a folded packing blanket under a stand of each type, the heaver solid-base stand would prove quieter.