For some, speaker spikes look redundant. But actually they improves the sounds from speakers more than one realises.
Not only do speaker spikes stabilise the speaker in the placement, it distributes the weight of the speaker in an even, downward-pressure manner. They allow the speaker to sit firmly but reducing the surface area of the bottom speaker cabinet in contact with the surface it rests on, and this comes the crucial effect the spikes act; the resonance and vibration from within speaker cone out to the cabinet are not carried through to the table top. If they do, bass are often muddy and mid-bass will suffer resulting in a duller vocals.
So with the speaker spikes, the speaker is almost an individual entity (in isolation, hence the alternate name ‘isolation spikes’), carrying the resonance within and around the cabinet. The most obvious improvement with speaker spikes is always a tighter bass, clearer vocals and more precise stereo imaging.
These spikes can also be used on any other audiophile equipment where moving mechanism inside creates vibration, i.e CD players, turntables, tube amps (tubes need utmost isolation to prevent any vibrations to channel to the tubes and get amplified) etc.
This speaker/isolation spike is sold as a set, comprising of a spike and a pad. The pad prevents the surface from being damaged if the spikes are placed directly on top. Afterall, the speakers and equipment care heavy monsters!
3M double-sided adhesives are provided to stick them to the respective surfaces. They can be easily removed by rubbing alcohol without damaging your equipment in the future.
Each speaker normally uses 3 spikes; 2 at front corners, 1 at the middle back. 4 spikes could be used as well on all 4 corners.
Spike’s width: 28mm
Spike’s height: 25mm
Pad’s width: 25mm
Total height: 28mm (adjustable to +3mm)