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Removes the annoying vibrations. Good product
The Auralex SubDude-II isolation platform effectively decouples your subwoofer from the floor for cleaner, tighter bass.
When your room's floor, walls, and ceiling vibrate along with your subwoofer, they're adding unwanted resonance and coloration to the sound of your bass. How can you stop it? Just place an Auralex SubDude-II under your subwoofer for an instant sonic upgrade.
This stylish sound-absorbing sandwich of velour-covered MDF and Auralex's proprietary sound isolation foam helps prevent sound coming from your sub from being transferred through the floor. You'll get cleaner, tighter bass, reduced coloration, and maybe even a thank you note from your downstairs neighbors!
The SubDude-II's 15" x 15" platform dimension is sized perfectly for small-to-medium-sized subwoofers in home theaters, hi-fi systems, or recording studios.
Removes the annoying vibrations. Good product
Anonymous, Destrehan, LA
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Removes the annoying vibrations. Good product
This platform made an immediate difference; took the floor and walls out of the mix and the sub (ELAC S10) produced the tight clean bass it was capable of.
Pros: Simple solution that worked as intended.
Works and looks great for my 10 inch sub woofer
Cons: Not big enough for my klipsch SW12R
I immediately heard an improvement in sound quality and a reduction in window vibration. The speaker is behind a chair in a corner with windows directly above it on both walls. The windows still rattle, but it takes more volume than we typically listen at. A big improvement.
These SubDude-IIs work as advertised. My home's A/V setup is in a room with hardwood floors and wood paneled walls, floor to ceiling. Great acoustics, but the vibration issues associate with the 7.2 system's subwoofers were severe even at ordinary volume levels. As promised, these bad boys disengaged the subs from the floor and the improvement in overall sound clarity and quality is, simply stated, phenomenal. Call it addition by subtraction if you want, but with the vibration and attendant audio roar associated with it eliminated the audio image now is crystal clear throughout the audible spectrum. Worth every penny.
Pros: They perform as exactly as advertised. Easy to set up (all you have to do is put them under the SWs and center them).
Works great. Windows stopped making rattling noise.
I built a home theater, or some would call it a media room because I don't have a projection television, about a year ago. It's not a large room at 12' by 16' by 8' ceiling and has engineered hardwood flooring. I have 2 each 12" powered subwoofers which some would call an overkill; personally I subscribe to the theory that there is no such thing as overkill. Obviously low frequency management was an issue. The hardwood floor became the first and closest reflection point in the room. I have learned the hard (and expensive) way that there are a lot of "snake oil" acoustical treatments on the market including "acoustical paint"! The SubDude-II made an instant and audible difference. I would rate these as the best acoustical treatment I've bought, they don't reduce the bass, just makes the bass cleaner by helping control the low frequency reflections. My test was some jazz music with an upright bass, you can hear the musician's fingers sliding up and down the strings and still get rich deep bass you would expect.. If you happen to have a down-firing subwoofer I believe these will be even more effective.
Pros: Reasonable price, work as advertised, not visually unpleasant
Cons: None I can think of
It's pretty simple, really. It's a piece of 3/4" MDF wrapped in felt with a piece of foam glued to the bottom. Seriously, that's exactly what it is. Should it be at this price? No. It didn't make a huge difference to my ear in terms of sound quality with my REL T7i sub. I did notice a slight decrease in output level, actually, but that was easily rectified by turning up the sub a bit. I really only got it because my old house has very flexy floors where the sub sits and when playing very deep bass at high levels, the sub would start coupling with the floor and jump up and down and scoot around the floor. This solved that problem completely, so it gets a passing grade.
Great product it was definitely worth it. The sound is much better
Pros: Got the sub off the floor, great rumble!
Bought this as no matter the placement of a custom 13 year old 100 pound plus sub did not yield the bass I thought I should be hearing. After placement of the SubDude-2 I couldn't believe the difference. What I thought was decent bass, was in fact muddied bass tones, compared to the clean hard hitting bass I am now hearing. I am not an audiophile, but I know what I like. Mikey LIKE !!
This is one of the cheapest upgrades to any system with a subwoofer. Big improvement with very low cost. These really help remove unwanted sub bloat, room noise, and improves sub bass focus. Highly recommended (by me and Stereophile magazine!).
Pros: Easy improvement. Low cost. Removes unwanted bloated lower Octaves.
This product performed far better than I expected. It corrected my bass muffling problem. I was going to desing and build a pad myself but I am sure that this is much more functional. A great product at a reasonable price.
What a great idea. Could tell the difference right away!!! Love it.
Pros: Looks goods and the sound is awesome.
Very satisfied. Exactly as advertised.
Amazing product. Cleaned up my bass response, much more refined and accurate bass. It also eliminated the "wall shaking" that was driving the Misses crazy. Highly recommend if you have a quality sub!
Pros: Accurate bass response. Nice looking under sub. Best for hard (non-carpet) floors
I use this with a JL Audio e110 sub which fits on it just fine. It was bought primarily to get the sub off of a relatively thick carpet as it tended to sink into the carpet somewhat. The SubDude does provide a firm and stable platform for the sub and greatly reduces rattle from windows and objects in the room when the volume is cranked up. I can't say if it really provides better definition to the lower end of music as the sub sounded great to begin with but it does do what I purchased it for - very satisfied.
Pros: reduces room-rattle if you like your movies and music loud
Cons: some may think it's a bit expensive for a velour-covered board over a chunk of dense foam but it appears to be very well made
I have super cube 6000's ....The platforms look like they were specifically designed for them. Keeps them off the floor just enough. Great product !
Exactly as advertised, well made simple fix, Thanks!
It's a very sturdy and rigid acoustic pad and I noticed a huge difference in my room acoustics right away. There was much less rumbling in my floor and windows, so that should help me hear the low frequencies more clearly in my music production.
Pros: Durable Absorbs low end rumbling
Made the bass sound so much more clear and crisp.... without the rattle of the room!! Great product!!!
Purchased this item on a whim with a Crutchfield giftcard. Figured it wouldn't hurt, and might possibly clean up some unwanted resonance issues I have periodically when I have the volume up high. The Subdude fit perfectly under my Martin Logan Dynamo 1000 sub, and is made from decent materials (nice enough to not be an eyesore). I think it accomplishes it's mission of 'cleaning up' the bass from your sub, and I do think it tightened up the bass a bit (particularly the real low-end frequencies). Your results may vary of course. I think its a lot of money for what you get, but it works as promised (to varying degrees). Not a bad product at all.
Pros: Tightens up low end Looks do not detract from your room Fits nicely under my sub
Cons: Slightly expensive for what you get
Ordered two of these for the subs in my living room. I wanted the impact that my subs put out without rattling the entire building. I'm in a townhouse, so I'm always looking for ways to keep the peace with my neighbors. These certainly seem to have helped, so I ordered two more for upstairs. I still have the punch and the power, but decoupling the source from the structure sure seems to have dropped the waves from rumbling the building. Totally worth it.
Pros: Inexpensive method to keep the peace and still enjoy powerful sound.
Cons: None to speak of.
Great isolation platform! Allowed me to install the sub inside my media cabinet without any additional noise or rattling.
My main reason for buying it is to protect my sub's finish from scuffs caused by my Roomba. It served this purpose well. Any audible benefits are gravy.
Pros: Protects sub from robot vacuums, is easy to use, looks fine
Cons: It would look better if the foam bottom had a cover. I'm afraid my Roomba's brushes might wear away some of the foam over time, so I had to attach plastic buffers around the edges. Also, it's a little pricey for what you get.
Subwoofer Isolation Platform: The Auralex SubDude-II is a low-profile subwoofer isolation platform and is perfect for small subwoofers in home theaters and hi-fi systems. The SubDude-II subwoofer isolation platform utilizes Auralex technology and carefully chosen combination of specialized materials to instantly diminish structural vibrations, resulting in cleaner and tighter bass, reduced coloration and a more accurate low-frequency response.
Sound Improvements: The SubDude-II is an incredibly effective isolation platform that instantly improves your subwoofer's performance. This carefully engineered solution allows the true sound of your sub to come through by negating resonance artifacts.
Construction: The Auralex SubDude-II features a functionally inert 3/4", velour-covered, MDF platform supported by a 1" base layer of sturdy Auralex Platfoam that is an effective isolation boundary to decouple the subwoofer from the floor underneath. This combination of materials dramatically diminishes structural vibrations and resonances, resulting in reduced coloration, tighter bass and a perceived extension of the subwoofer's low-frequency response.
Compatibility: The Auralex SubDude-II is great for home theater & hi-fi small- to medium-size subwoofers weighing up to 200lbs. The SubDude-II measures 15.0625" (w) x 1.8125" (h) x 15.0625" (d).
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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My neighbor complain about sound vibrations [ Cesar May 17, 2018 ]
I have hardwood floors and this prevents my sub from taking a walk. [ Sagar May 10, 2018 ]
Recommended by a friend to help disconnect the base cubes from the hard floor. [ Michael May 08, 2018 ]
I live in a condo and am proactively attempting to limit noise/vibration-bleed to my neighbors. [ John May 02, 2018 ]
Today's advisor auto-suggested the largest, most expensive product. But... when questioned, Adam helped out and found a more appropriate product for my situation. Hat's off to Adam. [ JOHN Mar 03, 2018 ]
I have two SDII's and need a third. These work great [ Brent E. Feb 20, 2018 ]
I've been getting resonance from my B&W 610XP subwoofer for as long as I've owned it. I didn't realize something like the SubDude existed so once I found out, I ordered one! I can't wait to put it to use and clarify my bass. [ H Feb 08, 2018 ]
Reviews [ Nathan Jan 22, 2018 ]
i choosed this product because i live in a 3rd floor apt. i don't want to bother my neighbors [ sergio Jan 22, 2018 ]
Read several reviews comparing other isolation systems. This product seems to stand out as being better. We'll see. [ Carl Jan 13, 2018 ]
This is to get my subwoofer off the floor for tighter bass. [ Randolph Jan 06, 2018 ]
To give the subwoofer a platform to reflect the bass off of and in turn keep the sound nice and tight. [ James Dec 15, 2017 ]
Crutchfield seems to always have what I need. And they are a preferred Dealer for Auralex. My Crutchfield advisor knew all about the product which is a perfect solution to my current situation. [ Brent E. Nov 29, 2017 ]
Works well with my other sub that is on a Spanish tile floor to keep from moving and rattling. [ JUSTIN R Nov 15, 2017 ]
Recommended. Good reviews. [ Serge Oct 01, 2017 ]
already have the one for my turntable . excellent product. could tell difference right away. hoping to get same results for sub. [ D Sep 01, 2017 ]
Looking to get my woofer off the hardwood floor. [ Kevin Aug 29, 2017 ]
Enhances my bass on a wood floor. [ Richard Jul 23, 2017 ]
Used to de-couple a 12" subwoofer from my wood floor. [ James Jun 10, 2017 ]
I chose to use this because I have hard floors and my sub kept moving around. I tried the spike and they kept it in place but caused the sub to audibly vibrate and the sound wasn't as good. So I'm hoping with this my problem will be solved and my sound quality will stay intact. [ Daron May 30, 2017 ]
Too much subwoofer vibration. [ WILLIAM T Apr 30, 2017 ]
Need it [ G Apr 27, 2017 ]
To reduce the vibration of my walls and windows while isolating the low frequency output of my subwoofers. [ Stephen Apr 18, 2017 ]
I was wanting to eliminate some of the vibration and ratting in my front room, due to having two 12 inch Powered subs. [ Jeff Dec 15, 2016 ]
Quality and desire to isolate subwoofer. [ Robert Oct 06, 2016 ]
Sub is currently on tile floor with way too vibration and rattling. [ JUSTIN R Oct 01, 2016 ]
To use under my sub for isolation. Hopefully will make the bass sound tight and the residences lower in intensity. [ Brian Sep 27, 2016 ]
Hardwood Floors [ John Jul 10, 2016 ]
I trust your people and Otis said it will do a good job. Thanks Otis's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=212 [ john Jun 20, 2016 ]
To solve woofer vibrations/distortions. [ L. Raul Jun 14, 2016 ]
Have seen great reviews on many AVS forums about the incredible difference this makes in your subwoofer sound quality. Feel it in your chest and not your feet! [ SEAN R Jan 15, 2016 ]
Hey Brian, I currently have the SubDude-II which measures 15" square. It works really well with my Audioengine S8 Subwoofer. However, I listen to mostly classical and jazz and rarely drive the sub hard. Your Def Tech Supercube measures 14.25 square. So, it should fit fine although a little bit tight. However, the purpose of the SubDude, at least in my mind, is to elevate the sub off the carpet and provide a uniform surface density for the subwoofer to play off of so as to clarify and tighten the bass content of the music . Obviously, the SubDude HT would be a lot larger but I don't think it would be significantly better at achieving the purposes I mentioned. So, I would start with the smaller SubDude-II and see how it sounds with your setup. If not, you always have the option of returning it to Crutchfield for a refund or exchange for the larger one. One last thought is to perhaps experiment with where you have your sub placed. Moving it one way or the other around your listening area can have great effect on eliminating resonance. Good luck! [ Robert Jun 25, 2017 ]
The Sub Dude-II should work fine. [ Michael Jun 25, 2017 ]
Hi Brian, I have a very similar size sub and I purchased the Auralex SubDude-II and it fits on this perfectly. The Pad is slightly over 15 x 15 so it will fit your supercube. I can say that this pad did a great job stopping the issues I had prior with my sub on the floor then on a stand I built for it, the pad seems to work similar to that of what dyno-mat would do in a car and takes out ratle and other similar issues. The product code for the Pad is 927SBDDE2. Thank you [ Jason Jun 25, 2017 ]
From what you describe about the shaking of walls and furniture, I'm a bit reluctant to say that the SubDudes will alleviate your problems. They work well for me but I don't play my music at ear-bleeding levels. What the will do, however, is allow your RELs to play as evenly and precisely as they were engineered. They elevate the subs off the floor to allow the bass sounds to radiate out rather than to get pushed down and stuck in the carpet or floor. So, given Crutchfield's wonderful return policy, give them a try and see what you think. Best of luck! [ Robert Apr 21, 2017 ]
Yes you can, and it will tighten up the bass too. You can also try to pull the sub(s) away from the wall or corner, [ Michael Apr 21, 2017 ]
Hi Paul...I have a REL t7i on Auralex SubDude-II which is on carpet. It's in a second floor apt. I believe it helps with the vibrations going to the first floor. I don't have any issues with wall/furniture shaking. I can definitely feel the low end in my home theater set-up when playing blu-rays but that's the way you want it to be...but not rattle the furniture. Your 2 t9i subs have more power than mine but I do think the isolation platforms will improve the shaking you're experiencing! [ LYNN Apr 21, 2017 ]
I have a Polk 12" 150 watt sitting on mine in a carpeted room on the second floor of my home. It does a great job of dampening vibrations while providing excellent, driving lows. It's part of a 7.1 surround system connected to an Onkyo TX-NR 757 receiver. I've been quite pleased with the SubDude II. I say go for it. You never know until you try. Good luck! [ Robert Apr 21, 2017 ]
I use this on my hardwood floor and it definitely helps send the sound out the speaker and not through the floors. My windows rattled before and now they don't, I would definitely recommend trying them. My experience has been good with using this under my sub! [ SEAN R Apr 21, 2017 ]