Coupling/de-coupling horns from cabs (BD-Design)

by GC, Monday, June 06, 2005, 20:24 (4613 days ago)

Hello all,

I'm curious what people are using to couple or de-couple the horn section from the bass cabinet in their Oris rigs?

I'm currently using small, clear footers (available at Radio Shack for about $2US for a sheet of 8). Why? Because I had a sheet of them in on my workbench and they seemed to do the job. :-)

I'm sure there are much better solutions; so if anyone is willing to share their experience(s), it would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,
Mike

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by GC, Tuesday, June 07, 2005, 04:36 (4613 days ago) @ GC

Hey Mike,

I use the thick fuzzy felt circles with adhesive on the back that people use to protect their furniture from ornamental objects. Not only do they protect my bass cabinets from getting scratched by the horn stands, but I think they also serve to isolate the horns pretty well.

Steve

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by GC, UK, Tuesday, June 07, 2005, 14:57 (4613 days ago) @ GC

Hi Mike,

I use Sorbothan type feet. These are specified at just the right weight to optimally decouple the horns from the bass system. Because I'm using 2 X 15" drivers on open baffle, I wanted something pretty effective. Certainly, even with extreme bass heavy music, there is virtually nothing getting into the horns.

Regards,

Jonathan

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by GC, Wednesday, June 08, 2005, 09:33 (4612 days ago) @ GC

Hi Mike,

I use somewhat bigger round rubber feet (10mm) to de-couple the horns making them wiggle a bit. This way the horn can loose its energy and the bass has no effect.

Ciao,

Bert

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by GC, Wednesday, June 08, 2005, 21:26 (4611 days ago) @ GC

Thank you all for your replies.

Bert, I've pasted a link below for reference purposes.

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=260-777

Are these along the lines of the feet you use?

Thanks,
Mike

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by GC, Wednesday, June 08, 2005, 22:19 (4611 days ago) @ GC

Hi Mike,

Are these along the lines of the feet you use?

No, I use half round very soft type rubber feet (about 12mm in diameter). Non slippery, very cheap and working well.

Any soft rubber will do the same though..

Ciao,

Bert

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by GC, Monday, June 13, 2005, 17:18 (4606 days ago) @ GC


No, I use half round very soft type rubber feet (about 12mm in diameter).
Non slippery, very cheap and working well.

I picked up a set of Bright Star Audio IsoNodes
http://www.brightstaraudio.com/IsoNode%20inverted.jpeg.JPG
They're 3/4" x 3/8" tall and run about $10 US for a set of four. Non-slippery and very soft. Just what the doctor orderded :-)

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by GC, Monday, June 13, 2005, 17:41 (4606 days ago) @ GC

Hi Mike,

Yep, that looks okay to me...

Thanks for providing the link.

Ciao,

Bert

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