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    Default Granite plinths and treble distortion

    I've always been a bit dubious of these on carpets as I felt they rocked slightly and spikes were better. However I've just had a night and day epiphany with my new speakers (Jas Audio Orior Grands).

    I decided to try plinths as the speakers have downward firing ports, and I've got suspended wooden floorboards. Anyway not only was the bass tightened as I hoped but the treble cleared up massively.

    What I thought was a brightly voiced ribbon tweeter I was struggling a little with was in fact distortion caused possibly by the instability of the wooden floors. I'm a very happy chappy now
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    Lawrence, where did you go for your granite plinthsand how much did they cost, if you don't mind me asking? I'm thinking of trying something with my Zu speakers which have downward firing ports. Hadn't decided whether to use granite or oak worktops/chopping boards.
    Pining for the fjords? What kind of talk is that? And why did he fall flat on his back the minute I got him home?

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    Cheers Allen, that is the sort of thing I was thinking of, and my speakers' are 12x12" (303x305mm) base, so size would be fine. But I did wonder whether a wooden plinth might make a sound itself.
    Pining for the fjords? What kind of talk is that? And why did he fall flat on his back the minute I got him home?

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    I have a pair you could try and can bring them to Kegworth
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    Its not wood its Bamboo

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    I had thought of maybe buying some and bringing them to Kegworth, but your idea sounds so much better! For obvious (financial) reasons That would be much appreciated
    Pining for the fjords? What kind of talk is that? And why did he fall flat on his back the minute I got him home?

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    Is that a yes then steve
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    Yessir, that is a yes, yes it is, pretty please with sugar on top! Might even buy you a pint
    Pining for the fjords? What kind of talk is that? And why did he fall flat on his back the minute I got him home?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Made in 1968 View Post
    Its not wood its Bamboo
    I did wonder about that, I thought bamboo was just thin stuff that kept small plants from falling over and saved pandas from starvation
    Pining for the fjords? What kind of talk is that? And why did he fall flat on his back the minute I got him home?

    T/T: Inspire Monarch, X200 tonearm, Ortofon 2M Black. Phono: Yaqin MS-22B CD: Densen Beat B400 Plus; Headphone/pre: Myryad Z40; Amp: Audion Silver Night 300b stereo
    Speakers: Zu Omen Def. Atlas Equator interconnects, Atlas Hyper 3.0 speaker cables

    T'other system:
    Echo Dot, Amptastic Mini-1, Celestion 5's, BK XLS-200 DF

    A/V:
    Panasonic 42" plasma, Panasonic Blu Ray, Sony a/v amp, MA Radius speakers, REL Storm sub

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