How to make DIY isolation feet – quick and easy

How to make DIY isolation feet - quick and easy

The whole idea is to make really quick and easy DIY isolation feet from leftovers which come under glass board and DIY amplifier monoblocks (Article yet to come). This is just temporary solution until I make proper isolation platform. This is pretty much all from leftovers including wood, foam and glass boards, so please don’t laugh.

What ya need:
– piece of wood, cork
– soft absorbing material, foam, squash balls, Sorbothane
– a bit of paint
– double sided tape

– glass boards
– granite
– wood or MDF board

Whether or not you may hear a difference…of course that’s a different subject.
Presumably this is for people with hollow wood floors or like that…..where the floor vibrates with loud audio passages (sound vibration)……minimizing vibration transfer.
Because with a stable concrete floor….any (too) soft isolation feet will in fact result in a GAIN of vibration in the unit sitting on the feet, because the ground is more stable (heavy) than the unit sitting on top of it.
The lighter object will succumb to vibrations before the heavier.
Imagine a bowling ball sitting on a hollow resonant floor, then vibrating the floor with large sound waves. The ball may move and/or vibrate with the floor. Now imagine a bowling ball on a concrete floor with large sound waves…..nearly no movement of the ball.
A bowling ball sitting on a vibrating resonant wood floor, but on top of some resonance-absorbing padding…..decouples the two, and seems much better than nothing at all.

Original quote on DIYaudio.com by redrabbit

 
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1.
We shall start with piece of any wood or cork with required thickness. You cal alway glue two pieces together by PVA glue like in my case.
How to make DIY isolation feet - quick and easy

2.
Cut to required size and paint in color you want. Or just leave it as is.
How to make DIY isolation feet - quick and easy

3.
Strips of double sided tape, or glue.
How to make DIY isolation feet - quick and easy

4.
And again so you have absorbing material from both sides. You can use any absorbing material which doesn’t squash too much. In my case I have used packing foam leftovers.
How to make DIY isolation feet - quick and easy

5.
Make them as thick as you want, but use your brain and bit of imagination. They can have any shape.
How to make DIY isolation feet - quick and easy

6.
This is how my feet look like, two pieces of foam from the top, one from the bottom.
How to make DIY isolation feet - quick and easy

7.
I made three of them, so it’s easier to level them on the floor. Obviously you can make three of four under the platform.
How to make DIY isolation feet - quick and easy

8.
Nice evenly under the glass boards.
How to make DIY isolation feet - quick and easy

9.
And I put as much glass boards as I could to ensure heavy weight and stability.
How to make DIY isolation feet - quick and easy

 
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