This firm yet loosely crosslinked material is formulated specifically for blocking mechanical soundwave energies. Wide footprint gets a good grip and provides excellent lateral stability. Each Big Fat Dot supports and isolates from five to more than 200 pounds (90kg).
Big Fat Dot is 1-5/16" (33.3mm) diameter by 1/4" (6.4mm) thick. Perfect for floor-standing speakers, monitors, loudspeaker and stand decoupling, module decoupling, subwoofer, electrostatics, amplifier platforms, equipment racks.
Small Fat Dot: 3/4" dia. x 1/4" thick
Square Fat Dot: 1.06" square x 1/4" thick
X-Large Fat Dot: 1.5" dia. x 1/4" thick
Giant Fat Dot: 1.75" dia. x 3/8" thick
Big, Small, Square, and X-Large Fat Dots are the same thickness and can be mixed and matched, or stacked, for unique applications. Use only as an interface between broad, flat surfaces (for use between spike and flat surface, use Herbie's Decoupling Glider or Cone/Spike Isolation Bases. For use on carpet, use Herbie's Fat Gliders.)
Fat Dots are not weight-specific. The major factor is the amount of vibration-blocking "beef" involved. Because of the wide variation of vibrational environments Fat Dots may be employed in, specific recommendations are not always possible. Various Fat Dot sizes have a lot of overlap in their capacities, so choosing between them in many cases in not critical. Standard Big Fat Dots, however, have proven to be particularly effective throughout a wide range of vibrational circumstances and loudspeaker types. Square Fat Dots are very popular as an isolation and decoupling interface between monitor speakers and stands (four under each speaker cabinet is recommended).
Adhesive: Monitor speakers often sit on small stand plates, causing a potential for a speaker being accidently bumped off the stand. Blue Tac is a common remedy. Though achieving some isolation benefit, this material induces some linear compromises, sonically falling significantly short compared to Fat Dots.
dBNeutralizer Fat Dots are available with a mild pressure-sensitive adhesive applied to one side or both. Though this unique adhesive makes only a moderately strong bond compared to conventional pressure-sensitive adhesives, Dots can be difficult to remove if adhered via both sides because getting adequate leverage can be difficult. When separated, the adhesive layer might remain on the stand or speaker instead of the Fat Dot, though the adhesive layer and Dot can usually be repositioned quite easily. Adhesive on one side only is recommended whenever appropriate.
Sticky Big Fat Dot and Sticky Square Fat Dot are the same as Fat Dots above (6.4mm thick), with the added adhesive not increasing overall thickness significantly.
All Fat Dots are sold individually, not as a set.
I’m still in amazement over the results I’m getting from Herbies Fat Dots. It’s the icing on the cake! I will definitely be adding more of Herbies products to my system!
You could instantly here more detail. Great bang for the buck product. John
Like Running Shoes for My Speakers
I love my Revel Performa speakers. These floorstanding speakers were just resting on a hardwood floor and I noticed some very slight rocking from uneveness in the wood. A couple of folded paper shims stopped the rocking, but did not help to give me the best sound. I added 5 fat dots to each speaker bottom and affixed them with 2-sided Gorilla tape to the base plate. No more rocking, but more important, the sound improved. While these speakers have great soundstaging, they actually opened up even more. Midrange has more natural presence. Bass is tighter and cleaner to the point where I needed to tone down my satellite subs output to compensate. The very high frequency notes warmed a bit and became more listenable at higher volume levels without being shrill. Overall, while I love my speakers, Herbies Fat Dots made them better.
Did everything I expected and more
I got Herbie’s Square Fat Dots to both isolate my EPOS ES11 speakers from the stands and to raise the speakers enough to optimize bass. Worked like a charm. I couldn’t find the proprietary open frame EPOS stands that are recommended so I had to use stands with a flat upper plate. Enter Herbie’s Fat Dots which accomplished both missions. They make these classic British monitors sound like much larger speakers. Mid range and treble are clear and resonance free. Imaging is now sharper and deeper. Wow. I’m sold and plan to buy additional Herbie’s products in the future.
Herbie’s Fat Dots
Very nice footer between my Audio Note speakers and Sound Anchor stands. Way better then blu tak
Fat Dots - square
I purchased a set of Fat Dots to place between my B&W 805 D3 speakers and Solid Steel SS-6 stands. The dots are serving their purpose and are the perfect decoupler for this application. Fat Dots and Solid Steel stands are a perfect match. IsoAcoustic pucks are too large for most top plates on stands. I love the low profile look of the dots. They are much better than using blutac.
Herbie's Fat Dots rule the waves
Do not know how they work, do not care, only that they do. Placed under ATC SCM 20 passive monitors mounted on 23" Sound Anchors with T plates. Tighter bass, better attack with vocals and instruments, blacker background. Cost of entry, profoundly cheap. This is a secondary system for my wife: Rega Apollo transport, Mojo Audio Mystique' 3 DAC. Luxman 509X integrated, Puritan PSM power conditioner and appropriate cabling throughout all set on a Quadraspire SVT2 stand.
thank you for a great product
I used these on my CD player. what an improvement on the sound. thank you herbs audio lab.
No More Blue Tack
Ordered the Herbie dots to use between my new Harbeth 40 speakers and their platforms. Didn’t want to use Blue Tack on new speakers. The dots worked great and they are as advertised.
Soft Fat Dots under Optical Drive - Vibration Tamed!
I've purchased HAL products in the recent past and have always been super impressed with the quality, price + performance. When it came time to address the vibration of my Blu-Ray Player/CD Ripper I was drawn to HAL products. The fact that I was considering an audio vibration solution for an optical drive did cause me a bit of hesitation. I'm happy to report that Herbie's Soft Fat Dots took care of the vibration in short order! Plus the drive runs quieter. Great service, plus got the job done! Thank you Robert!
Tried a couple of different items, Herbie's worked & sounded the best. Put them on Omega HO speakers stacked on RSL subs, cleaned up the sound. Highly recommend buying.
Worked well on my floor standing speakers
Four Fat Dots worked really well under my floor standers clearing up the mid bass bloat I was experiencing when they were resting directly on the hardwood floor. They did not, however, work as well under my subwoofer as I lost a fair bit of lower frequency extension.
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