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Elastic suspension for speakers?
Old 3 weeks ago
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Elastic suspension for speakers?

Hi :-)

I own a couple of small Klein & Hummel M 52 speakers, that I use for my tiny minimalistic home studio setup. They are one way speaker, Auratone-style.
I would like to decouple the speakers from my desk and have been thinking about building some sort of elastic suspension for them.
I can't find anything about this "method" of decoupling speakers - is this because it is stupid?
Anyways, I thought it could be an interesting experiment and diy thing to do.

Any advice regarding this?

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Old 3 weeks ago
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Better use something like this:

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Check this thread...take your time to fully understand how to do it
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Better use something like this:



Check this thread...take your time to fully understand how to do it
It looks like that speaker is hanging - am I right?

That was not what I was thinking about. I was thinking about something like a mikrophone suspension:
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Sorry I didn't understand you, and still don't get it
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hahaha, fair enough

The whole idea of suspending a microphone with rubberbands / elastics (a shock mount) is to minimize (low end) rumble and handling noise. So my theory is that the same would go the other way around - with a speaker - reduce low end rumble that is being transmitted from the speaker to the desk.

The picture I posted above - Imagine replacing the microphone with a speaker. Perhaps a different design but the same concept.

...or maybe imagine a sort of tiny hammock of sorts for the speaker

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Ok, then I got it, but you didn't get my answer

First, you don't want your speakers on your desk.

Then decoupling is another subject, check the thread linked as a start.
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okay, I will try again

This setup is not my studio setup. I have a studio somewhere else, BUT this is for a songwriting / editing "station" at home, SO I will not be doing critical mixing-duties or anything like that here :-) I DO hear "rumble" when the small speakers are on the desk as opposed to holding them mid air. The speakers are not down on a regular desk, but at ear level at the moment - I've now put big (Stephen King!) books underneath, that helped a bit (not scientific I know). The speakers will stay on the table because the point of this setup is that it is mobile within the room.

I was interested in the thought of elastic suspension of speakers, because no one has talked about this and I do not see it being mentioned anywhere - also not mentioned in the thread.
Also it could look nice - nicer than books

This is the setup:
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There’s no such thing as elastic suspension for speakers (think about how big such a contraption would have to be). But there are plenty of speaker decoupling platforms by Iso Acoustic, Primacoustic and many others.
https://www.soundonsound.com/sound-a...ands-platforms
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There’s no such thing as elastic suspension for speakers (think about how big such a contraption would have to be). But there are plenty of speaker decoupling platforms by Iso Acoustic, Primacoustic and many others.
https://www.soundonsound.com/sound-a...ands-platforms
sorry but

Please read my first post = DIY + small speakers.

Also, just because something is not commercially available does not mean that there is "no such thing". Someone may know something about this...or maybe not.
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sorry but

Please read my first post = DIY + small speakers.

Also, just because something is not commercially available does not mean that there is "no such thing". Someone may know something about this...or maybe not.

Ah sorry. In which case there is also air compression suspension, magnetic suspension and many other methods that someone may know about... or maybe not.
Should you come back to more earthly ways the article I pointed you towards also explains some doable DIY methods.
Good luck!
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Ah sorry. In which case there is also air compression suspension, magnetic suspension and many other methods that someone may know about... or maybe not.
Should you come back to more earthly ways the article I pointed you towards also explains some doable DIY methods.
Good luck!
I will prefer small fountains on each side of my screen where I can place the speakers (that are placed in bathing rings) on
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I will prefer small fountains on each side of my screen where I can place the speakers (that are placed in bathing rings) on
We want pictures!
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