Loudspeaker spikes are more effective when used in conjunction with Herbie's dBNeutralizer decoupling, especially with wood or suspended floors, whether carpeted or bare. Likewise, if your spikes couple firmly to your cabinet and are themselves solid and relatively free of coloration, they will complement Herbie's Decoupling Gliders very well by easing some of the workload and making the Gliders even more efficient. (Herbie's Cone/Spike Decoupling Gliders are used under your present spikes or cones.)
Features fiberglass-reinforced dBNeutralizer(tm) decoupling base and extra-thick brass, stainless steel or titanium disk. Fitted into Magic Sliders, they can be used on virtually any kind of floor, bare or carpeted, with easy-sliding mobility. Extra-deep conical indentation prevents spike from slipping out when lateral pressure is applied. Suitable for audio racks, stands and loudspeakers of virtually any weight.
Regular: 1-3/8" diameter by 1/2" tall. With speaker load, height from bottom of Glider to bottom of conical indentation is about 5/16" (8mm).
Giant: 2-3/8" wide by .67" tall (conical indentation is .144" deep).
Brass: superb hi-end results with most audio systems (our default recommendation).
Stainless steel: superb hi-end results with most audio systems.
Titanium: best-looking and best-sounding results possible.
I have a new set of Goldenear Triton 2+. For those that are not familiar with these speakers, they have 1200watt subs in each tower. I have carpet with a thin pad and concrete underneath. When the bass would hit, the windows and doors would shake and it felt like my head was inside of a tuba. With the puck/slider things, the shaking is completely gone and I have never heard tighter bass in my life. It also really allowed the midrange to come out. I still have some mild room issues at a few frequencies, but that’s a room acoustics issue that I will be solving with room treatments and correction software. I’ve never heard the isoacoustics stuff, but with the great results that I got from herbie’s, I have no desire to go spent $400+ on Gaia series. I will soon be ordering more herbie’s for my center channel and Triton 7 in my bedroom system.
These decoupling gliders really made my speakers wake up when placed under the factory spikes. Such a simple, fast and inexpensive upgrade. Highly recommended! Super fast shipping, even during 2020 Christmas rush!
I have used Room EQ Wizard (REW v5.19) with calibrated USB microphone MiniDSP umik-1 to measure if decoupling gliders were having any impact. I have made 6 measurements per speaker (B&W 802D2 with 4 spikes each): * 3 measurements with standard plates under the spikes and made with REW the average of the 3 curves (brown curve) * 3 measurements after replacing the plates by Herbie's decoupling glider and made with REW the average of the 3 curves (blue curve) The microphone was at my usual listening position and was never moved. The speakers were kept at the exact same position as I tilted a bit the speaker in one direction to replace 2 plates, then tilted the other direction to replace the other pair. Their may be 5mm higher at the end as the original plates were thinner. And... For the left speaker I measured an improvement as much as 15 dB on some of the previous notches! In other words, I have a flatter frequency response between 20 and 200Hz after installing Herbie's decoupling glider! On the attached picture, the brown curve is without Herbie's decoupling glider and the blue one with Herbie's decoupling glider. Additional comments: for the right speaker, there was no significant difference between the curves
This things are incredible - tightened up my bloaty bass problem instantly. Highly highly recommended
Excellent results, well made and definitely well worth the cost. I've seen smaller improvements from major equipment changes. Herbie's products are always well designed and very reasonable compared to some other offerings from other manufacturers. Thanks everyone at Herbie's...
Hi, I am very happy with the service of Herbies, the UPS says my package was delivered, but there was none. Cantacted Herbies and with no fuzz they immediately sent me another package. They still did there best to live upto their name, despite the unforseen circumstances. Now then product(cone spike glider) is very nice, and under the 45-50 in towers, seems to produce a tighter base, the imaging seems more solid. Its like this, before the imaging was there, the phantom center, but it was more like a ghost, silhouette. Like if your cought between two parallel universe, your present, but not fully present, now it seems the performce presense seems more there, there is a presence. Hard to explain. Lets just say less vibration equals more clear image,.like a camera if hand shakes, it cant get a clear shot. :) even if its a 5-6 percent improvement theoretically, if your system is worth 5k $ that 5 % is worth while because theoretically the cone spike gliders are 140$ and thats only 2.8% the value of a 5000$ system:) and to me 5% is being conservarive, perhaps more. Also have less rough trebbles, dont know if less vibration means less distortions I guess. Less of the rough trebble our brain doesnt like. Over all smoother. Well hope you guys get it, and clearer image also equals better separations.
Wow! A clear improvement in my system at a very fair price. Highly recommended.
The Herbie's Audio Lab Cone/Spike Decoupling Gliders are very well made and in one person's opinion offer exceptional value. They're a snap to place under speaker spikes (this application) and allow an ease of use never before realized when making small speaker positioning adjustments. I will be ordering more...
I have a pair of very heavy speakers which I need to move in and out of the listening position. I was hoping that the gliders would offer a greater ease with which I could do the above. Otherwise a solid product. I have not tested the Sonics yet. My main focus was on the ease of repositioning.
Fast shipping and great customer service from Herbie's Audio Lab. The feet are well made and the speakers slide on wood floor better than anything I have tried before--and they tightened up the sound on the speakers. Definately worth the price.
I have to admit when I first installed these de-couplers on my Zu Omens, I didn't like what they had done to my sound so in the drawer they went, along side the other failed tweaks that I have purchased. About a week later I decided to give them another try but this time I re-ran my RoomPerfect room correction and to my amazement, everything just fell into place. I'm not very good at describing sound but I would simply say that everything just 'cleaned' up. Instrument separation and bass quality improved with an overall relaxation of the music. I liked it a lot! I realize that room correction has an affect here but before Herbies gliders were introduced, I feel the room correction was fighting the speakers/room acoustics, trying its best with fairly good results but then with the de-couplers installed, it shined and performed beautifully. My room is fairly large 24'x14' with open plan dining and kitchen attached, with wooden, suspended floors. Its always been a difficult room to tame - god knows how much equipment has come through this room. The Lyngdorf TDAI2170 did a great job of room correction but now with Herbies de-couplers its excelling. Thanks Herbie for an amazing product.
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