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Auralex MoPAD-XL™

Pair of speaker isolation pads

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Overview

Our take on the Auralex MoPAD-XL™

Did you know that vibration transferred from your loudspeakers through your desktop or workstation and your electronics can degrade sound quality? Well, we've found an easy, inexpensive solution: Isolate your speakers from their environment with the Auralex MoPAD-XL monitor isolation pads. Placed under your speakers, these stiff foam pads will decouple your speakers from whatever surface they're sitting on, instantly resulting in purer, more accurate sound. You'll hear greater bass definition, and crisper, cleaner mids and highs.

Auralex MoPAD-XL speaker isolation pads

Auralex MoPAD-XL monitor isolation pads keep vibration at bay for better sound from your system.

Instantly improve your speakers' sound

Did you know that vibration transferred from your loudspeakers through your desktop or workstation and your electronics can degrade sound quality? Well, we've found an easy, inexpensive solution: Isolate your speakers from their environment with the Auralex MoPAD-XL monitor isolation pads. Placed under your speakers, these stiff foam pads will decouple your speakers from whatever surface they're sitting on, instantly resulting in purer, more accurate sound. You'll hear greater bass definition, and crisper, cleaner mids and highs.

MoPAD-XLs are just as effective for home speakers as they are for studio monitors. Plus, they can even be used to decouple virtually any electronic device such as laptops or DVD players from the surface they rest on, for better performance.

Choose from 5 listening angles

The MoPAD-XLs include foam wedge adjusters that allow you to tilt your speakers from +8º to -8º to achieve the perfect listening angle. Turning the wedges face down allows the speaker to be set flat.

One MoPAD-XL should be placed under each speaker toward the center for optimum stability. For larger speakers, or monitors placed on their sides, two pads should be used for each speaker. Each MoPAD-XL isolation pad is capable of supporting up to 100 pounds. A pair will support a horizontally positioned speaker up to 200 pounds.

Product Highlights:

  • isolation pads and foam wedge adjusters for two speakers
  • decouples speakers from their supporting surfaces to reduce vibration
  • improves clarity and reduces sound coloration
  • foam wedge adjusters allow speakers to be angled for better sound (-8°, -4°, 0°, +4°, +8°)
  • 8-3/4"W x 1-7/8"H x 12"D (without wedge adjusters)
  • weight limit: 100 lbs. per isolation pad
  • warranty: 60 days
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 2 Speaker isolation pads
  • 2 Wedge adjusters
  • Free Personalized Room Analysis Form

This was my 2nd purchase of these. I have used them in both the angled and flat configuration. They eliminate vibration very well.

Anonymous, Northfield, VT

Reviews

Auralex MoPAD-XL™ Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(8 Reviews)

Auralex MoPAD-XL™

Anonymous from Northfield, VT on 3/20/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was my 2nd purchase of these. I have used them in both the angled and flat configuration. They eliminate vibration very well.

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Brian from Nashua, NH on 2/13/2018

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Great and safe way to isolate speakers. Not a lot of options out there really. With that said these work great! Perfect for my Paradigm Atoms and C3 Center!

Pros: Fits under my Paradigm Atoms perfectly! Also having the ability to have them angled downward from my rear shelves is a bonus!

Cons: Kind of expensive considering they're just foam, but worth it..

Awesome sounds

Herman from Sammamish, WA on 11/26/2017

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Love these isolation pads... I've tried some other (cheaper) pads and they work okay but are definitely not to the same quality as these. Worth every penny.

Pros: Great flexibility with the angled base and extra wedge. Pad is much more dense than others I've tried.

Cons: None.

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Carl from Oberlin, Ohio on 11/18/2017

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Really clarifies the sound

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Louis from Riverside, CA on 9/5/2017

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These pads do what they are designed for. I put two of them under my center speaker which is wall mounted, and one under each of my floorstanding speakers. That took a little bit of maneuvering to get them balanced and stable. (The trick was to not use the extra wedge, and let the back feet hang off the back while the front feet are as far forward on the pad as possible.)

Pros: Separate speakers from hardwood floor or metal shelving They aren't eye catching, so they don't detract at all from the look of the whole setup

Cons: Not cheap considering they are essentially just dense foam.

Nice inexpensive upgrade

Jeffrey from Alexandria, LA on 7/28/2017

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Great product! I used it for my Focal Center. Made a significant difference in the imaging and dispersion of sound. I know people can be skeptical of a product like this. But if you have an itch to buy something to add to your home theater, but don't have the funds for a $3000+ amp upgrade, then I highly recommend this product. Keep thing relative though, it's a modest upgrade, it's not going to be some jaw dropping change, but for the price it's worth every penny and more!

Pros: Does exactly as advertised.

Cons: None at all

Awesome product

James from Aberdeen, NJ on 4/21/2017

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Well I ordered these because I needed something that would angle my Definitive Technology Studio monitor 65 center channel up toward the ear. What i ended up getting was something much more. I did not believe the science mumbo jumbo about making the speaker sound better but I could not have been more wrong. Immediately I could tell it made a huge difference, the speaker seems to be floating in mid air, completely decoupled from what is underneath. Dialog became much, much clearer. I am completely blown away by the difference and like I said I was not a believer when I ordered them. I will never doubt Auralex or their claims again.

Pros: Completely decouples the speaker from whatever is underneath it. Dialog becomes more clear, the speaker sound better in every way.

Cons: NONE

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TruTh from Rancho Cucamonga, CA on 2/2/2017

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Just what I needed !

Pros: Auralex makes great products and they last.

Cons: None

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Features

Speaker Isolation Pads: MoPAD-XL speaker isolation pads provide sonic isolation between your loudspeakers and whatever your speakers are resting on, instantly improving the accuracy of your entire monitoring system. MoPAD-XL is affordable, easy to implement, and really effective at decoupling your speakers from your room and all its contents. MoPAD-XL helps to reduce coloration, increase clarity, and decrease structural resonance.

Compatibility: MoPAD-XL Isolation Pads are designed so that they can be used to support virtually all sizes of bookshelf loudspeakers or recording monitors up to 100 lbs. each. A pair of MoPAD-XLs can support a horizontal center-channel loudspeaker or studio monitor up to 200 lbs.

Wedge Adapters: The patented design allows for five different positioning options. By using the included MoPAD Wedge Adjusters, you can adapt your loudspeakers to listening angles of -8°, -4°, 0°, +4° and +8°.

The Auralex Guarantee: All Auralex foam products have been specially engineered for maximum acoustical performance, increased longevity, flame retardancy, and great looking aesthetics. 

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quality product, that does it's job. [ Ronald Dale  Apr 08, 2018 ]
My Mackie CR4 monitors will just fit under the Avid workstation monitors and I want to isolate the speaker vibrations from the desktop. I have heard good reports of the MoPads and they seem like the ideal size for my workspace situation. [ Darren  Mar 14, 2018 ]
Good reviews. Recommended. [ SERGE  Oct 01, 2017 ]
Wanted to improve sound of bookshelf speakers. [ Maria  Sep 20, 2017 ]
Good reviews and looks good should help with removing any vibrations [ Kevin  Aug 19, 2017 ]
Isolate Bookshelf speakers from desk. [ Brian  Jun 06, 2017 ]
I use them as sound insulators between the Main speakers and the upward firing speakers sitting on top of them. Works great! [ Randal  May 02, 2017 ]
Small room system where turntable and speakers will be in close proximity to each other. Trying these to reduce unwanted resonances, noise and records skipping. [ Ed  Jan 08, 2017 ]
I heard these are the best for isolation, and I'm driving 8" studio monitors on an IKEA desk. Isolation sounds like a good idea in this situation! [ Brent  Jun 01, 2016 ]
My front bookshelf speakers are on shelving which makes the tweeters higher than ear-level in the room. I'm using the MoPAD to angle the speakers down 8 degrees to align with ear-level in the listening position. [ Josh  Mar 15, 2016 ]
For bookshelf speakers to turn into Atmos speakers! [ Deric  Feb 24, 2016 ]
To improve sound. [ Don  Feb 01, 2016 ]

1 question already asked

Manufacturer lists dimensions as: 8-3/4"W x 1-7/8"H x 12"D (without wedge adjusters). You'll find this information on the main product page under "Product Highlights". Hope that helps. [ Kenny  Feb 29, 2016 ]  Staff
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