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 love the spike decoupling gliders so much I bought another set for my other system. Great product and fast service.
These gliders are working great once my gear is in position, however I do wish I would have gone with the larger feet. The gliders work exactly as advertised, but because my carpet is fairly new, and has a good amount of spring the smaller feet do sink in a little making it hard to actually glide the gear racks without one of the feet popping out. The wider surface area of the larger feet likely would have resolved the issue. But everything is in place now, and I don't expect to be moving it anytime soon. Great investment and glad it is helping to save me carpets while also offering some great benefits for the system.
Installed a set of regular titanium gliders under my Focal Sopra No. 2s which are situated on a carpet and foam pad covered concrete floor. Didn’t notice tighter bass as some have mentioned but more natural, integrated and organic lower octaves were obvious to the ears and overall sound was clearer and better focused. At first the speakers weren’t as solidly connected to the floor and rocked slightly when gently pushed. Letting things settle in overnight helped stabilize things some. After a week In their original location it was time to experiment with placement. Heavy spiked speakers **** to move and mine hadn’t been moved from where they were originally set two years ago. Herbie’s gliders made playing with this a breeze and doable by myself. Using a laser measuring device I’ve been able to move the speakers to audibly better spots and the system is singing like never before. Heavenly!
I was skeptical that my 175 pound speakers would be held firmly enough that I could slide them to make the small adjustments to their positions that I needed. I'm not skeptical any longer. These things actually work. A small thing that's not really such a small thing.
Excellent item for loudspeakers! Much more detailed sound with tighter bass!
WOW!!!!!!! These steel gliders are awesome. Great synergy with my Tekton Moabs. I'm in audiophile bliss !!!!! The dynamics from top to bottom are off the charts.The biggest difference I hear is very tight bass and extremely open mid range. The vocals are crystal clear with no grunge. Easily one of the best tweaks I've done. It's like my speakers have come alive. Like every Herbie's product I own; Highly recommended.
I wasn’t sure what I needed for my speaker spikes and Robert was very helpful and recommended their Cone/Spike Decoupling Gliders. I received my order very quickly and the packaging was excellent. The sound improvement was definitely noticeable with a more open sound to the speakers.
Amazing that such a small thing makes such a difference.
I recently bought a pair of Focal Sopra 2 speakers, but the provided metal disks for the spikes didn't really allow for speaker repositioning without Doing It Very Carefully. The Decoupling Gliders are much better - the 'conical indentation' is deeper than the original Focal disks, and they slide easier as well. There's some mention of a speaker weight limit of 120 lbs with these gliders. The Focals come in at 122 lbs, but the gliders seem very solid & comfortable with this load. Worth the money? Come on, we're audiophiles!
I rarely write reviews, this one is definitely an exception. I have bought a lot of accessories from Herbies over the decades but none ever made a change like these! I bought 8 of the Giant Cone/Spike Decoupling Glider in brass and placed them underneath my Focal Sopra No.3's. OUTSTANDING!!! First I have to say that my speakers (153 lbs each) are on a floating wood floor and I knew this was going to be a problem from the start. The vibration from the speakers transmitting into the floor was ridiculous and really interfered with the sonics. Then my Herbies gliders came. I placed them underneath the speakers and there is such an improvement, the change in the sonics is massive. Everything about the sound improved... it is more holographic, there is better imaging, a bigger sound stage, and the bass and mids are now far, far better and work together more synergistically. I now have a system that I can again recognize as being top notch. As a bonus I can now move my speakers forwards, further away from the wall when I listen to music for even better sound and make those small tweaks for toeing them in. I am absolutely blown away with the change that these made, and I am berating myself for not buying them much earlier. As a side note, if you live in Canada don't UPS them, the UPS charges (not including shipping) for a package of 8 gliders added to approximately $80.00 CDN... what a waste of my money I should have had them sent USPS.
I have two down ported speakers and that was one of the features that attracted me to them. Down ported means I can place them closer to the wall and that makes the wife happy. Down ported or not they sound better at least 18 inches from the wall. These beasts weigh in around 100 pounds and I have them spiked to a concrete floor. Extremely difficult to move without trashing the floor and my back. The gliders seemed like a good idea for mobility sake and the more reviews and articles I read I was hopeful that the improvement in sound would also be of benefit. It's been a little over a week and I think I scored on both accounts. These things make my speakers extremely easy to move and there is an overall improvement in sound. What jumped out first was the low end. However, as I launched into a long listening session I started hearing detail in music selections with much more clarity ( midrange and highs) than I had before. This is the second item purchased from Herbie's and I have say again that I am Pleasantly Surprised.
I originally had some plastic/rubber covers over my speaker stand spikes to protect the wood floor. Speakers sounded great, but were hard to move/adjust. So I tried sonic saucers and the sound suffered; lows became more flabby, lost the zing on string bass, and highs were less articulate. Herbie’s decoupling gliders to the rescue. Sonic quality is back to where it was, if not better, and it is now easy to reposition speaker placement.
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